The world's greatest thief is on the loose, and it's up to two young detectives to find her. The only complication is that they, and Carmen, exist inside of a computer game and they must depend on their human "player" to provide them with essential information. With "Indiana Jones" type adventure, and mysterious clues, "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego" is an exciting show that challenges children (and their parents) to figure out the weekly crimes.
Each episode is full of real facts that play back through "Icon Windows" and "Hyperpaths" that appear on the screen. The ACME Detective Agency plays as the backdrop to the case briefings that start each show. A hybrid computer character known as THE CHIEF runs the agency and provides the detectives -- Zack and his sister, Ivy -- with HOT TIPS. These tips are either straight information about a new Carmen crime or some puzzling communique intercepted.
This nonviolent show is rich in both excitement and education as Carmen Sandiego attempts to steal the most valuable objects in the world. It's up to our detectives, and the audience, to figure out where in the world she is.