Playing the Game for the First Time


In this game, you play a detective with the ACME Detective Agency. ACME’s mission is to track down the villain, Carmen Sandiego, and her V.I.L.E. sidekicks.


Your job is to investigate crimes committed by V.I.L.E., and to find enough evidence to arrest Carmen Sandiego and her villains.


Before you play the game for the first time, you need to create your game character.



  1. To do this, move the cursor to the Agent Manager button on the game menu, and press .


  2. On the Agent Manager screen, move the cursor to New and press .


  3. On the Agent Creation screen, move the cursor to Enter Your Name field and press .


  4. Type your name, using the virtual keyboard. Place the cursor on the green check mark and press when you finish.


  5. Choose Male or Female. Scroll through the characters until you find the one that’s right for you. Then place the cursor on Create and press .


Once you’ve created your game character, you can edit your name with the Edit Agent button.


Use the Agent Manager to create, delete, or play with other game characters.


Now that you’ve created your game character, you can use all the options on the game menu. You’re ready to play!


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