It must have been back in Elementary or Middle School when Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego came out. My father bought it for me for Christmas that year. I always liked all the Carmen Sandiego games that came out before, and this was no exception. I had beaten them all, and now I had a new one to occupy my time. The "coffee" machine was the coolest graphic that I had ever seen at the time. One of the biggest differences in this one as opposed to all the others was the graphics.
They made a huge difference in playing the game. They were more realistic (still cartoonish) as compared to the last few in the series.
When I started to play, I made sure I had everything written down in my "folder" that would help me win the game. Where every event happened, what "tow-headed" meant, I mean everything! Every clue that would help lead to an arrest warrant, every clue about the different suspects themselves. Anything I could do, to get the arrest warrant as quick as possible with the fewest numbers of clues possible. I would hate, in the upper levels, how it would go so quick the game. You only visited a few places before the time would
run out or you would get to where the criminal was. If you made a wrong move, or talked to too many people before you caught up to them, the game would be over.
To use the elevator to go up each floor as you advance in the game was amazing. As you move up in the ranks you go up a floor in the elevator. The basement was where you could view the "Hall of Fame" and see what you ranking was.
I still remember it like it was yesterday, playing the game all night long, and on my "sick days" off from school. It taught me a lot, knowing what events happened and when events happened in history, and who was part of what war and when it happened. This is definitely a game that I would buy my kids when they get older (a more current version of course), to help them learn while having fun. I believe the most challenging in all the Carmen Sandiego collection. You really have to know your history in order to win this game, or even come close. One false move, going to the wrong place in the wrong time period, is just as good as losing the game. I can't wait to play this game again, I know I will again start a little folder with who done it and where it happened.
I hope you all enjoy the game as much as I did when I was a kid and as much as I know I am going to again as an adult.