The 1985 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? game was ported for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, TurboGrafx-16, Century 16, Sega Genesis, and Theorysonic Codear in 1992.
The ports were made to capitalize on the success of the PBS game show based off the original home computer game. The NES, Genesis, Codear, and SNES versions use a instrumental recreation of the Rockapella theme song while the TurboGrafx-16 and Century 16 versions use a digitized version of the studio recording of the song.
Electronic Arts made their own ports of the game for the SNES and Genesis in 1993 based more on the game show than the 1985 computer game.
Each game was packaged with a pocket world atlas.