Gold Rush Classic

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Gold Rush! shifts you back into the year 1848 the time of the gold diggers which is one of the most exciting times of the American history. Gold Rush! offers three possible approaches and every route leads Jerrod from New York to California in different ways.

All of the routes include historical sights. No matter what. Going by carriage through Missouri, on a boat to Panama or across the Cape Horn. The prime goal is surviving. After the last quizzes in Sacramento and Sutter’s Fort hopefully nothing disturbs the search for the gold.

Experience the retro flair of the original game which delighted more than 1 million gamers in the eighties. Gold Rush! is compatible with all modern windows systems in connection with the DOSBox which will be installed and configured.

Key Features:

  • Unique art design makes you travel back to the middle of the 19th Century

  • Three different approaches

  • Parser controls

  • Additional: historic map of the three routes, original manual and unpublished original concept drawings of the developer from the 80s

  • Compatible with Windows XP to Windows 8 with the help of the DOSBOX

Customer reviews


A cute little adventure game from the old days

DrakeSays | Aug. 23, 2015 | See all DrakeSays's reviews »

It's honestly exactly what the title says. It's dated, it's a bit clunky, but it's still a Sierra game, and with that carries an odd sense of humor, and odd yet rewarding puzzles, as well as some hilarious deaths. My only two major problems are that A: It's quite overpriced, especially considering that on steam it's only 5.99 USD, and B: It's just a basic DOSBOX port. While that isn't necessarily a bad thing, that also means that there's basically no major Steam integration other than being launched through it. But besides those, it's a decent enough title and i can say i'd recommend it.


Interesting game...

Cavalieroscuro | July 30, 2014 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

but simply overpriced. This is maybe the most expansive Sierra title you can find on digital store. The game is still interesting, typical Sierra game with the possibility to die (a lot!), different way to proceed, parser controls...but how many players wants really spend 10€ on this? Sunlight Games is doing a remake of this, so buy this version only when heavily discounted.