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Clue Crew

Clue Crew: Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

This week we rapidly rise through the ranks of the ACME Detective Agency the only way one can: by remembering elementary school geography lessons.

There are mysteries to be solved and Alex and Abby are on the case! Watch as they play classic mystery adventure games and finally put an end to crime.

Oct. 23 2020

Cast: Alex, Abby

Posted by: Alex

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Watching Alex investigate without filling out the evidence thing is like having a waiter who refuses to write anything down. It's making me extremely anxious.

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I'm not entirely sure why, for some reason, Carmen Sandiego feels like blasphemy in the face of Nancy Drew.

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I am really, really going to miss Clue Crew.

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Oh hell yeah. We had this exact version of the game as a kid, but we didn't know any geography, so had to run into the next room to ask parents every time.

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V.I.L.E. Really need some better lawyers

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Yay! They finally got this working! As a kid I never really got to play Carmen Sandiego but all around me she was a cultural phenomenon (I was a junpstart/freddie fish/ spy fox kid) so It’s really interesting to see how one of these games were played.

I’m really going to miss Clue Crew. Thank you Abby and Alex.

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Istanbul, not Constantinople.

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@xevabis: aaand now the song is stuck in my head...

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Play Where in TIME is Carmen Sandiego. I had it for the NES, it's pretty great.

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This was fun! I'm sad about all the adventure games that will not be played in the future, though :(

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VILEBox is still/always the most definitive way to play these older games now. All pre-packed and working with DOSbox without any real config.

@rapid: Check out the pack above, you'll want the "Where in the World is Carmen Deluxe 3.5" edition, it has the animated world locations and the videocalls from the Chief.

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@mackj: I was so anxious the whole time

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I remember my mother showing me this game. And she wasnt that good at games or english.

Nostalgia Hype

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VILEBox is still/always the most definitive way to play these older games now. All pre-packed and working with DOSbox without any real config.

@rapid: Check out the pack above, you'll want the "Where in the World is Carmen Deluxe 3.5" edition, it has the animated world locations and the videocalls from the Chief.

Sorry which pack are you referring to?

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I don't know how many cases you have to win to get the last level of detective, I just remember my parents and I spending...HOURS...upon HOURS trying to do it...

And I didn't retain a SINGLE FUCKING THING, except that 411 is what you call for information!

Edit: WOW! I am putting visuals to SO MANY random sound bites in my head! Guess those neurons still fire after 25 years.

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I had no idea the chief I grew up with wasn't the original. I hope they get to check out one with the true chief before Abby leaves.

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@rapid: yeah, that's the version i remember. I was pretty terrible at it as a kid.

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@curufinwe: You were doing so well for a while...then you suddenly forgot the site's content doesn't revolve around your very specific preferences, and that you're not forced to watch content that you love to remind everyone you don't like.

Personally, "Where in X is Carmen San Diego" are so much up my alley than Nancy Drew was. Carmen San Diego taught my baby-self what "Tex-Mex" was, and what color "auburn" is!

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I really wanted them to do a Clue Crew for Obra Dinn. Maybe one day they'll do one without Abby.

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@rapid: Sorry, I was referring to the VILEbox link I put in the same post. You should be able to get a win/mac version of that game working with it.

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omg, alex is the detective hahaha

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This is so much fun. I've never played any Nancy Drew, so it was neat watching Abby show me all about it. Now Alex is playing Carmen, which I *did* play and I get to have some nostalgia.

I sure will miss this series!

@poke__egg said:

VILEBox is still/always the most definitive way to play these older games now. All pre-packed and working with DOSbox without any real config.

Thank you @poke__egg, this is gonna be cool.

If anyone wants to try it out in a low-effort, temporary way, you can play one in the browser here: https://arcadespot.com/game/where-in-the-world-is-carmen-sandiego/

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This game was evidently made by flat-earthers

I love non-combat-focused games like Abby's been showing, I'm reeeeally gonna miss her content :(

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This was a fun pick for what I imagine will be one of the last Clue Crew games :'(

I've loved this series and I wish Abby all the best on her next endeavor (also I hope Alex and Vinny take up the adventure game torch >_>)

If you're looking for input for an adventure game to get into for this last month, I think Abby would enjoy The Last Express.

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love to sit by the Clyde. it’s my favourite part of Aberdeen, London

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@rapid: YES! This is the only Carmen Sandiego game I played, but IMO she's THE CHIEF to me! Her delivery is perfect!

Really bummed by the news! Clue crew is one of my favourite series :(

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Hey Alex you probably didn't have fatijas in Peru, but maybe lomo saltado unless you went to a Mexican restaurant.

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This was a really chill and enjoyable stream. Thanks Alex and thanks Abby.

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I'm with everyone else who've mentioned this.

I am going to really miss Abby, especially with her and Alex's adventure/Clue Crew themed games together. Their banter, contemplating puzzles, pop culture references, laughing at some dubious accents or gameplay designs. Many fond memories and favourite streams these past 3.5 years have y'all in them!

I adore Giant Bomb East, the main reason I subscribed, and will be sad come end of November when we say good bye to the radiant and forever funky Abby. Hopefully GBeasts keep up with the Adventure/Non-Combat/Simulation playthroughs occasionally to satiate some of us fans. :-) <3

(Disclaimer - I also love all other genres of games, just fyi.)

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Wait, this came out in the late 80s, yet there's a really good representation of a mobile flip phone on the left from the early 2000s...

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The one in the video happens to be the Carmen Sandiego game I remember. Was a huge accomplishment for me to catch anyone, so those animations were extra exciting.

Rough to revisit though. It was a lot more fun when the geography aspect still seemed like it could be an adventure and not useless trivia and school work.

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I like that Bart Samson has the tattoo Bart gets in The Simpsons.

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How was this game played without the Internet?

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Played this so much on my old Compaq Presario

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The sounds in this game really take me back.