Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? For Macintosh CARMEN Sandiego and her international band of V.I.L.E. thieves are at it again! This time, they plan to loot the most famous treasures of the past 1,500 years through the latest time machine. With the latest development in portable time travel devices - the Chronoskimmer 325i - players can electronically scan the crime scene for clues, translate conversations with witnesses and travel through 1,500 years and 48 locations to trap the suspects. You first register as a Time Cadet in the Time Crimes Division of Acme Detective Agency. The thief is heading for a hideout in one of 48 locations in time and space. There are 16 possible suspects. To win the game and advance your career, you have to accomplish two tasks before your deadline. The first one is to track the criminal's movements to his/her final destination. You will have to use the clues you find in each location to determine where the criminal is going next. The second is to identify the criminal and get a warrant for his/her arrest. You can obtain clues to the criminal's identity by interviewing witnesses and informants. Without a clear, quick mind, plenty of patience and some degree of reasoning power, you cannot go through to the next case too easily. As you complete cases you will receive promotions. You start as a Time Cadet, and as you move up the ranks you will become a Time Patroller, Time Investigator, Time Inspector, Time Detective, Ace Time Detective, and finally Super Time Sleuth. Completing your course of duty as a Super Time Sleuth will allow you to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on the fifth floor where you can view the list of Hall of Famers. The game has a save function. Before you leave the game while your recent case is in progress, you are asked to save it. You can resume when you are back again. Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? offers high quality of graphics and colour, and some interesting sound effects. MEGAHINT: Pay attention to the place and time while you are looking for clues from the desk encyclopedia, since sometimes you will be given two places the same but from a different time. MEGAHINT: Keep notes on paper as you gather clues from the desk encyclopedia and on-screen descriptions. If not, you may lose many invaluable clues permanently once you have missed them. MEGAHINT: While the chief is communicating with you before each case starts, focus your attention on his every word as he will tell you whether the criminal is a man or a woman. This forms part of data necessary for the issue of a warrant. MEGAHINT: Once you start a new case, try to get as many character clues as possible when you interrogate witnesses and Informants. Usually, such data will appear when you see the word ''More'' near the bottom of the Chronoskimmer. Miss out any and it will cause you a lot of trouble! MEGAHINT: Since warrants are issued based on information you've entered in the Evidence Database, be sure to log the clues you have found in the Evidence Database. In case of insufficient data, only a list of possible suspects will be given. MEGAHINT: Normally, only three clues to a villain's appearance or their character traits, including sex, colour of hair and colour of eyes, are enough for the issue of a warrant. MEGAHINT: After a warrant is issued, you can stop questioning witnesses and informants as you may just need to scan the crime scene for clues to the villain's next destination in order to save time. MEGAHINT: Mark down the location you have stayed before you move to the next place. This will ensure you can return to the place where you have made a wrong evaluation.