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Gold Rush! Classic

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Gold Rush! takes you back to the year 1849, when gold was discovered in California. It was certainly one of the most exciting times in American history. Gold Rush! includes the three routes tens of thousands took to the gold regions. Become Jerrod Wilson and experience each trek as you travel from New York to California.

Whichever route you decide to take, you will see many historical sights. Try going overland across the Great Plains and huge mountain ranges, crossing the Isthmus of Panama, or rounding Cape Horn on the tip of South America. If you survive and arrive at Sutter’s Fort, the adventure is still only half over! Many other puzzles remain to be solved before you achieve your goals in California.

Experience the classic style of the original game, which delighted millions of gamers in the eighties. Gold Rush! is automatically installed and configured to run on all modern Windows systems, via DOSBox.Features:
  • Unique art design causes you to travel back to the middle of the 19th Century
  • Three different western routes (3 adventures in one game)
  • Parser interface
Bonus Items:
  • Historical map of the three routes
  • Original User’s Guide
  • Unpublished original concept drawings of the developer from the 80s
  • Compatible operating systems: Windows XP to Windows 8 with the help of DOSBox
Release date
Sierra Entertainment
Sunlight Games
The Software Farm
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10
  • Processor: Pentium 200 MHz
  • Storage: 30 MB available space
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Classic. Although the Graphics are totally outdated, this is not what this is about. It is a nearly 25-30 Year old Version in which only the classic Copy protection (with Words in the printed Manual search) has not been adopted! I'm suspicious of Steam about something, but for this Game I signed up and I'm happy to play like I was back then!
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Microsoft from Russian
At the moment the most ancient game in my Bible is a steam which I have passed. A Game in the genre of adventure where we can control our character and enter text commands. Frankly speaking, I do not like to get stuck in the quests and seek out the solution of riddles for a long time. But with the help of the nut you have to sweat. In the game unfriendly interface, the wrong actions can lead to death and shut down the whole game. I liked it.
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Microsoft from Spain
The biggest chestnut I've played in my life, more than 30 minutes lost in this psychedelic adventure with provocative fluorescent lights of epilepsy where the only thing I was doing was wandering around a city where I fall into the water and lose the game, I've really The cry of ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Laughter that gives this game what really bad it becomes, neither Nostalgico nor anything, if you give to see the game and you want to buy it, do not think, the cerebral embolea is so high that you will lose the sense of play.
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Microsoft from Spain
Product received for free this Is an old-fashioned adventure in which you drive an American named Jug, and you must look for your lost brother, James, and get rich looking for gold. It Is based on the time of the gold rush, and begins in Brooklyn, aiming to reach California. The game mode is quite curious, because you can "write actions", ie you can put yourself in front of a book, write "read" and perform the action. It'S pretty hard to figure out what you have to do, actually. To reach your goal you can choose between three different routes, but they all end the same.
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Microsoft from French
After just a few minutes of play, I ended up giving up the hope of knowing what to do. At the time, this kind of game was fun. You had the booklet sold with you explaining the possible orders, and explaining to you at least the beginning of the game. There I am Larry, a guy dressed in black, and the most exciting thing I've been through was getting arrested by a policeman because I walked on the turf... In short, I do not know any more, especially since the character is slow, too slow, and seems to have to travel the whole city to find what it is. note:... The most:... The minus:.. Update: apparently, the manuals and the card are available in the game files, and the command ' help ' can find the commands "f" and "FF" to control the speed of the game. Thanks to some bananas, Rainbows & seals, I may be, thanks to him, discover the bottom of the game.
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