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App description: In 1988, Rush appeared with Gold! in one of the most comprehensive adventure games of the 1980s. Now, the fondly remembered game, Gold Rush! has been developed anew, to todays highest standards. No aspect of modern gaming has been overlooked. You can experience the famous California Gold Rush with high-resolution graphics, speech synthesis, a superb sound track and modern user interface features. Optimized game-flow will enhance your traveling and interactions with other characters of the period.
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 Sutters Fort, the adventure is still only half over! Many other puzzles remain to be solved before you achieve your goals in California.

Features:
Far more than 130 pre-rendered images and animated scenes
Three different approaches
High quality voices in English and new recorded music
Subtitles in English or German
Optimized quests, dead-ends and random-dies
New intelligent Point&Click control, optimized for touch!

This game is optimized for devices from 7", because the small details are better visible and better to control. But it runs also on smaller devices.
03-05-2015, 03:24 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Belgium
Posts: 294
It looks great! Visuals and scenario seem attractives.

03-05-2015, 06:17 AM
#3
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 11
Awesome!!! Had no idea this was being made!!! Gold Rush was the first point and click game I ever owned, not played.... But it took me years to figure out how to finish the game... Give me a break. I was only 9 when I first got it. Lol! Anyway, I LOVE and ONLY LOVE point and click adventure games. So I'm definitely getting this right now! We are SO in need for more classic (or modern but in classic style) point and click adventures like this...

Last edited by psj3809; 03-05-2015 at 11:10 AM. Reason: Removed swearing
03-05-2015, 11:03 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 472
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This is great, even if some of the added dialogue/acting is clunky. Well worth the asking price. So much nostalgia having played the original game - not to mention something where having multiple playthroughs are very very doable.

My Hints (wow, this will look like the old Sierra hint books albeit without the use of red cellophane)

EDIT: TO SELL HOUSE Look for 'the real estate man'. He'll only give you $750 if you sell after the gold rush has begun.
PRICES skyrocket for tickets after the announcement and drop in term of the sale price of your house due to the property market dropping

Last edited by Zendorphin; 03-05-2015 at 11:11 AM.
03-05-2015, 11:40 AM
#5
Very cool! Curious to see if they'll change the storyline/puzzles from the original or simply remaster the graphics.

Sounds like the exact same game, which is a little disappointing. Still... I'm buying!
03-05-2015, 08:48 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 472
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^ The original story was epic enough. It's easy to remember games like Kings Quest but this game was so open-ended
03-05-2015, 08:57 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zendorphin View Post
^ The original story was epic enough. It's easy to remember games like Kings Quest but this game was so open-ended
This does look very much like a Sierra game, I will be getting as soon as I get to my iPad.

Your comment makes me long for King Quest game ports
03-06-2015, 04:47 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Belgium
Posts: 294
So, it worth 5 bucks?