For starters, if you haven't seen much or any of the series yet, stop reading this review and just buy it. It's worth it for newbies to the world of Carmen Sandiego. For the seasoned ACME agent however, there are two issues I have with this release:
I picked this up from Walmart out of the $5 bin thinking "Hey, I loved this show as a kid!" What I expected to be ten random amazing episodes from the entire series turned out to be the first ten episodes of there series. Don't get me wrong, there are some great episodes on this disc, but it is certainly a leap to call them the ten best of the series. For starters, where is the Halloween episode? Or the time traveling one? Or the one with the flashbacks to Carmen working for ACME? All of these were some of the best episodes of the series. Not to mention the whole arc with Lee Jordan or Carmen's father. And how could I forget the episode where Carmen fakes her death?? All of these should have been added instead of some of the ones on this disc.
Finally, my last complaint would be the false advertising on the back of the box. On the back, the image clearly shows Carmen fighting with an octopus. This scene is from the aforementioned episode of flashbacks from Carmen's ACME days. That episode IS NOT ON THIS DISC. I can accept that they named the DVD the "best of" Carmen Sandiego, because it probably helped sales. However, I do not appreciate them trying to push that that one episode is on the disc when it actually isn't.
All in all though, this is a quality product that helped bring back the nostalgia of the good old days. Despite my qualms, I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the series, but isn't prepared to buy the whole thing without watching a little bit of it first. So go ahead and buy it if you haven't seen much of or any of the series yet. You won't be disappointed, I promise.
See you next crime, Player.