And the award for ‘Worst Box Art Ever’ goes to …

… the PC Engine port of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.

OK, so it’s probably not the worst piece of box art ever, but it’s still pretty bad.

That said, I think I’m going to pick up a copy of the game soon (along with a copy of the Japanese version of J.B. Harold Murder Club). I have fond memories of playing through Where in the World… (on a Mac, I think) as a teen, and I’d kind of like to give it another go as an old man.

See also: ‘Calling all J.B. Harold Murder Club fans

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5 responses to “And the award for ‘Worst Box Art Ever’ goes to …

  1. Where in the World was such a great game for the junior high crowd. I liked it quite a bit when I was a kid still learning about the world and all that. Now that I’m an old, old man, it’s obviously really easy, but I still find it to be an amusing little game.

    I’m glad you’re not including the Sherlock Holmes titles in this batch of “sleuthing” games you’re acquiring. Those are horrible.

    Another cool “mystery” sort of game is Private eye dol.

  2. Yeah, a big part of my attraction to this game is that I enjoyed it as a teen. I’m sure it will be easier as an adult, like you said, but it’s been so long since I’ve played it that I’m sure it’ll be at least somewhat fun, too.

    Oh, and I’m definitely not including the Sherlock Holmes games in my current search. It didn’t even appeal to me back in the day, so there’s no way I’d be attracted to it today.

    Do you think Private Eye Dol is worthwhile for someone like me who doesn’t understand a lick of Japanese?

  3. “Do you think Private Eye Dol is worthwhile for someone like me who doesn’t understand a lick of Japanese?”

    I’d say it’s worth a shot. Many of the events in the game pretty much speak for themselves, and since it basically plays like the field/town parts of an overhead-view RPG, it keeps you busy moving around as opposed to just sifting through text. It’s often hard to tell how much each individual person will get out of an import, though.

  4. Thanks, IvaNEC. I’ll definitely consider giving it a try in the future!

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