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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.

Game Nintendo Wii 2011
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Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny is a short and undeniably low budget production. However, the mystery is interesting, the writing is funny, and the math puzzles -- though occasionally unbalanced -- are fun and original. We loved a calculator conundrum that had us attempting to come up with a series of specific numbers using only a couple of digits and operations, but thought that a challenge involving factor pairs was unfairly difficult for the game's target audience, mostly due to unclear instructions.

Our greatest beef, though, is that we reached an impasse about two thirds of the way through the game. We were told to visit the next city, but no new cities were available on our world map. Only after carefully revisiting every location and talking to every character we'd previously met were we able to find a way to progress and open the next city. This significant speed bump put a damper on what is, otherwise, a fun and affordable little learning game.

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