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Once again, you are a gumshoe on the trail of Carmen Sandiego, this time, throughout the entire USA. This game teaches about Cities, States and Regions, both through the game, the optional "Good Guide" tour, or the included "State-a-Base."
Carmen's gang of crooks have stolen some of the states' most treasured possessions, like Pike's Peak, all of Vermont's Maple Syrup and other such places and commodities. It is your job to track down the crooks. Unlike earlier versions of this game, there is no inherent copy protection, except that the game must be run with the CD in your CD-Rom drive.
Live action video from the Chief herself, actress Lynne Thigpen, enlivens the game and provides feedback on your successes and failures. Along the way, you will interact with tourists who give you clues to the crook's next stop and build a case against them on your ACME Get-a-Clue casepad. You must catch the crook before the battery charge runs out. A line at the bottom of the screen shows you how much charge you have left.
You will also see some of Carmen's fellow conspirators, her cat Carmine, Rick and Nick Ick, and Robocrook. Once you see Robocrook, you know you have caught up to the crook and his or her capture is imminent. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide