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FAQ by ASchultz
Version: 1.0.1 | Updated: 06/14/2001
Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego FAQ? version 1.0.1 by Andrew Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org This document is copyright 2000-2001 Andrew Schultz. Please do not reproduce for profit without my prior consent. Its main goal is, besides being an interesting project for myself, to make people aware of an interesting and very challenging sequel to what was already a very good game(Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.) See my in-depth script for specific hints. ** AD SPACE ** My page of old games: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Exhibit/2762/games/games.htm ...stop by my homepage while you're at it! http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Exhibit/2762/ ******************* GENERAL INFORMATION STOLEN ITEMS CLUES DESCRIPTIONS RANK QUIRKS VERSIONS/CREDITS ******************* GENERAL INFORMATION A specific walkthrough is not possible in this game. There are so many different clues, random places to start, and random paths that the only way to get through the game is to know some specific [interesting] trivia about the U.S. However, there are some time metrics that you can learn. Time to arrest a crook = 6 days Time spent sleeping each day = 9 hours("kids, get your sleep!") 6 days * 15 hours = 90 hours to catch the crook Identifying a criminal at the crime lab=2 hours Going to first location for a clue=1 hour Going to first location for a clue=2 hours Going to third location for a clue=3 hours Going back again=3 hours Any plane flight[even from Miami to Anchorage]=3 hours If you take a flight to the wrong location and return, you are given new locations and new clues, and the time it takes to look for clues is reset to one hour, then two. Also, each time you gain a rank, the crook goes through one more city. They start off going through just three. Note that certain locations give certain sorts of clues. For instance, at the library you will probably find out what the person was reading. Descriptive clues are, however, random. STOLEN ITEMS Each state has three possible items that can be stolen from it. They are listed below. Alabama: The Boll Weevil Monument Jefferson Davis' top hat George Washington Carver's lab notes Alaska: The Alaska Pipeline Secret formula for Kodiak bear repellant The Mendenhall Glacier Arizona: The Petrified Forest Geronimo's war bonnet The Painted Desert Arkansas: Thermostat from Arkansas Hot Springs The Crater of Diamonds Magnetic Mountain California: All the cable cars in San Francisco The Hollywood sign The last California condor Colorado: Pike's Peak Molly Brown's tea set The capitol's golden dome Connecticut: Statue of Nathan Hale Historic Colt revolver The Charter Oak Delaware: America's first log cabin The Mason-Dixon Monument Cooch's Bridge Florida: The Fountain of Youth Launching pad from Cape Canaveral Keys to Key West Georgia: The Okefenokee Swamp Scarlett O'Hara's petticoat Entire year's peanut crop Honolulu: King Kamehameha's crown Original recipe for poi Telescope from Mauna Loa Observatory Idaho: Chief Joseph's teepee Secret cure for potato blight All the snow from Sun Valley Illinois: Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat The Chicago Water Tower The Chicago Loop Indiana: Finish flag from the Indy 500 The Battle of Tippecanoe Monument The New Harmony Memorial Iowa: Grant Wood painting Herbert Hoover's baby shoes Prize-winning hog Kansas: Dorothy's red shoes Toto's flea collar Pony Express station Kentucky: Winner's Circle from Churchill Downs Daniel Boone's compass Keys to Fort Knox Louisiana: Jean Lafitte's cutlass The streetcar named Desire Secret recipe for gumbo Maine: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's first verse Winslow Homer painting All the lobster pots in the state Maryland: Manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" The keys to Camp David Edgar Allen Poe's raven Massachusettes: Paul Revere's silver spurs Plymouth Rock Lanterns from Old North Church Michigan: Original Model T Ford Original recipe for Kellogg's corn flakes Entire year's cherry crop Minnesota: The headwaters of the Mississippi Paul Bunyan's ax The Mayo Brothers' stethoscope Mississippi: William Faulkner's writing desk Elvis Presley's blue suede baby shoes Original Mississippi River boat Missouri: Tom Sawyer's fence Harry Truman's piano Jesse James' suspenders Montana: General Custer's boots Crazy Horse's war bonnet Glacier National Park Nebraska: Wild Bill Hickok's hat Largest mammoth fossil ever found Chimney Rock Nevada: Hoover Dam Deed to the Comstock Lode All the slot machines in the state New Hampshire: Nose from the Old Man of the Mountains Wind gauge from Mt. Washington Daniel Webster's teething ring New Jersey: Miss America's crown Thomas Edison's lab notes Walt Whitman's writing desk New Mexico: The Santa Fe Trail The Carlsbad Caverns Trophy from hot air balloon race New York: Rip Van Winkle's nightshirt The Brooklyn Bridge Babe Ruth's bat from Baseball Hall of Fame North Carolina: Sir Walter Raleigh's cape The Wright Brothers Memorial Virginia Dare's birth certificate North Dakota: Teddy Roosevelt's branding iron Sitting Bull's blanket The International Peace Garden Ohio: Johnny Appleseed's secret cider recipe The Great Serpent Mound Red Grange's jersey from Football Hall of Fame Oklahoma: Will Rogers' lariat The surrey with fringe on top Oil drilling rights to the entire state Oregon: Crater Lake Sea Lion Caves The end of the Oregon Trail Pennsylvania: The Liberty Bell Betsy Ross' sewing basket Benjamin Franklin's printing press Rhode Island: Prize-winning Rhode Island Red Crystal chandelier from "The Breakers" State capitol's marble dome South Carolina: Statue of John C. Calhoun Plans to Fort Sumter Blackbeard's treasure South Dakota: Teddy Roosevelt's Mt. Rushmore moustache Calamity Jane's six-shooter Deed to the Homestake Mine Tennessee: Prize-winning Tennessee walking horse Davey Crockett's coonskin cap The stage from the Grand Ole Opry Texas: The yellow rose of Texas Sam Houston's rifle J.R.'s Stetson Utah: The Bonneville Salt Flats Great Salt Lake Promontory Point Vermont: Entire year's harvest of maple syrup Ethan Allen's powderhorn Calvin Coolidge's baby shoe Virginia: George Washington's axe The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Chincoteague pony herd Washington: Elevator from the Space Needle Statue of Chief Seattle Grand Coulee Dam West Virginia: John Brown's body Entire year's production of marbles Shenandoah Valley apple crop Wisconsin: Prize-winning dairy cow Entire year's production of cheese Antique circus train from Circus World Museum Wyoming: Devil's Tower National Monument Statue of Buffalo Bill Cody The Grand Tetons Washington, D. C.: White House china set The President's helicopter The Chief Justice's gavel CLUES Here is what each descriptive clue about a suspect "really" means for you to type into the crime computer. I believe I've got them all, except one for blond that is missing. The descriptive categories are sex, hair, food, sports, hobbies, and music. HAIR BLOND had peroxided hair was towheaded had blond hair RED had auburn tresses had red hair was auburn-haired was titian-haired BROWN had mahogany tresses had mouse-colored hair had brown hair had mousey hair BLACK had ebony tresses was raven-haired had black hair had hair as dark as midnight FOOD SEAFOOD was eating calamari was eating sashimi was munching crab was snacking on squid CREOLE was eating gumbo was eating crawfish was eating jambalaya was eating red beans and rice TEX/MEX was eating a burrito was noshing on nachos was eating chimichongas was eating a bowl of chili SOUTHERN was eating grits was munching a ham hock was eating fried chicken was eating black-eyed peas SPORTS BASEBALL had a Tom Seaver T-shirt had a Mets ticket had a Cubs ticket had a photo of Babe Ruth FOOTBALL had a 49ers T-shirt was carrying a pigskin was a real Bears fan had seats on the 50-yard line BASKETBALL had a Knicks ticket was dribbling like crazy was practicing rebounds practiced slam dunks in the wastebasket HOCKEY had a puck in [his/her] pocket was wearing shin guards had a N.Y. Rangers T-shirt mentioned the Stanley Cup HOBBIES GAMBLING had a lottery ticket had a racing form had an ace up [his/her] sleeve was looking for a poker game EXPLORING had a book on speleology had a hat with a lantern was carrying a rope had bat guano on [his/her] shoes FORTUNETELLING had a crystal ball was reading tea leaves was carrying tarot cards had a book of the I Ching AUTO REPAIR was carrying a spanner was carrying a fan belt had a lug nut in [his/her] hand was carrying a wrench MUSIC CLASSICAL was humming a scherzo had a Mozart T-shirt was humming a fugue had a Scarlatti tape COUNTRY had a Willie Nelson tape was listening to Hank Williams was picking a tune on a banjo was dressed for a square dance ROCK had a David Bowie tape had a Fats Domino T-shirt had a Talking Heads tape had The Boss on [his/her] shirt OPERA was humming Rigoletto had a Pavarotti T-shirt had a ticket to The Ring was whistling an aria Also, the structure of clues is much less complex than in "Where in the World." The special scripts are listed below: "You're getting too close, shamus." appears when you're in the right town. "A V.I.L.E. henchman! You must be on the right track!" appears several times. A simple "No one like that has been seen around here." occurs when you take a wrong turn. Here are the following places you can visit: Library, University, Historical Society, Auto Club, Visitors Center, Tourist Bureau, Athletic Club, Stadium, Sports Center. No employees are identified in this game. DESCRIPTIONS Name |Hair |Food |Sport |Hobby |Music | ----------------------------+-----+--------+----------+-----------+----- --+ Heidi Gosikh |blond|Southern|hockey |auto repair|country| Venus Pencil |blond|Southern|hockey |auto repair|opera | Brenda & Cobina Vanderbilt |red |Creole |football |spelunking |country| Wendy Pauper |red |Creole |football |gambling |rock | B. B. D. O'Brien |brown|seafood |baseball |spelunking |classic| Polly Esther Fabrique |brown|seafood |baseball |fortunes |opera | Gypsy Rose Lasagna |black|Tex-Mex |basketball|fortunes |rock | Carmen Sandiego |black|Tex-Mex |basketball|gambling |classic| ----------------------------+-----+--------+----------+-----------+----- --+ Mylar Naugahyde |blond|Southern|baseball |gambling |opera | Sheriff Paul Drive |blond|Creole |baseball |auto repair|country| Sven Galli |red |Tex-Mex |hockey |fortunes |rock | Titus Canby |red |seafood |football |spelunking |classic| Alexander Graham Edison |brown|Southern|basketball|auto repair|opera | Ken Hartley Reed |brown|seafood |basketball|spelunking |classic| Benjamin Hana |black|Creole |hockey |gambling |country| Karl La Fong |black|Tex-Mex |football |fortunes |rock | ----------------------------+-----+--------+----------+-----------+----- --+ RANK At the end of a certain number of successful missions, you receive a promotion. Here is each rank along with the range of successful missions it corresponds to. Gumshoe 0-1 Jr Investigator 2-3 Investigator 4-6 Sr Investigator 7-9 Inspector 10-13 Sr Inspector 14-17 Jr Detective 18-22 Detective 23-27 Sr Detective 28-32 Master Detective 33+ Carmen is the 39th you will catch, which will put you in the hall of fame. With each rise in rank, you will be forced to go through one more city to capture Carmen or her accomplice. To explore a city takes 6 hours, with 3 hours in a flight. If there are eleven cities, you will need 99 hours total. But you are given only six days total, and with nine hours for sleep, you won't get there in time. You'll need to pass through a city on the first clue. QUIRKS Carmen's hair has changed from brown to black. END OF FAQ PROPER ******************* VERSION INFO 1.0.1 added very minor details about the script 6/14/2001 1.0.0 submitted to GameFAQs 12/1/2000 CREDITS Thanks to ftp.apple.asimov.net(/pub) for reminding me this game existed. Thanks to Kahei, without whose hex editor the script would likely never have been done. CONTACT INFO email@example.com with any constructive comments.
Old school guide/map writer. Also the author of text adventures Ailihphilia, Shuffling Around/A Roiling Original (anagrams,) Very Vile Fairy File, Quite Queer Night Near, The Problems Compound, Threediopolis and Fourdiopolis.