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Carmen Sandiego Returns-A Global Spy Game for Kids

By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Kids learn geography and problem solving while chasing international criminal Carmen Sandiego. Become an agent and travel the globe!

Designed for kids ages 7-12!

NEW: Get free Carmen Sandiego Returns iMessage Stickers with your download or app update!

Do your kids love Travel, Geography, Culture and Adventure? Then they'll love Carmen Sandiego and her V.I.L.E. Henchmen who are back for a new generation of kid adventurers ready for excitement and chaos! Explore 15 missions and 10 mini games for one low price.

This exciting kids' app, brought to you by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, contains History and Geography fun facts so kids can learn while they test their mind and skills as an Agent, and maybe surprise their parents and teachers along the way. Kids will travel the world, decipher clues and capture the elusive villains in adrenaline-filled missions. Along with suspense and mystery, there are 5 packs which include 3 new missions, 2 new mini-games and four new locations.

Download Carmen Sandiego Returns today and watch a new generation of ACME agents catch our favorite villain!

What's New in Version 1.10

Bug fixes and performance improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Do not buy this.

About 20 years ago, I played the entire suite of Carmen Sandiego games on PC. I really enjoyed the games, so when I saw this app, I got really excited and shelled out $3.99.

What a waste.

The game screen "locks" upside down (and won't reorient no matter which way you hold the iPad). The "clues" are ridiculously simple (the games from 20 years ago were not only more challenging, but also informative). Finally, the scrolling in the chase scenes is kaput and appears designed to force you to spend MORE money on this poorly designed ripoff of a '90s classic game.
And those quibbles are only the beginning. I could go on, but I've already wasted enough time with this crummy app.

I never write reviews of apps, but this game was so disappointing and I am so irked about shelling out the $3.99 - money I will never get back - for such a shoddy app that I was compelled to write a review.

Houghton-Mifflin, you should be ashamed of yourselves for releasing such a crummy, shoddy, horrible ripoff of a beloved '90s computer game.

Very disappointing!!

The idea to bring back the original game was very good - a great way for kids to learn geography while having fun.
However, the game has two major flaws. One is the limited amount of missions included in the basic price. The second, and more serous one, is that the game ends with an arcade-style obstacle race in a tunnel, which is designed to have parents spend REAL money in order to succeed. This nullifies the educational value of the game.
For those reasons, I am going to delete it from my devices, with the feeling of having been a victim of a rip-off

Doesn't load

I had this game a while ago and it worked fine. I just got it back and now it won't load. It just says "No Internet Connection" when my internet is working. Also it has crashed a few times.

PLEASE FIX THIS!! I love this game so much and would love to play it again!

Carmen Sandiego Returns-A Global Spy Game for Kids
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers iMessage App for iOS
  • $3.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.10
  • Size: 201 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 9–11

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. Pack of Carmen Coins$2.99
  2. Stack of Carmen Coins$0.99
  3. Bag of Carmen Coins$7.99
  4. Chest of Carmen Coins$19.99
  5. Pile of Carmen Coins$14.99