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  • 4.25 out of 5 (16 votes)
    Gold Rush (pc game)
  • Genre: Adventure, Graphical IF
  • Software house: Sierra On-Line
  • Year: 1988
  • System: DOS
3 out of 5

America is drunk with gold

Gold Rush is a very old school grahic adventure game (like Orion Conspiracy, only not so good looking) made by the famous company Sierra in 1988. It is set in 1848, the time of the Callifornia Gold Rush and revolves around a Brooklyn newspaperman Jerrod Wilson who tries to get to Sacramento to see his brother but because of the gold rush that has just occured, that is pretty tricky to do. The game is set in a 2D environment and you control Jerrod by typing in simple commands to keep him moving and doing stuff. You have to solve puzzles to continue on your path and can even have alternative paths which was a new thing back then. The graphics department, in my opinion, is awful. Everything is so grainy and blurry, you can hardly see your character among other grainy stuff. Red and orange, both very aggressive colors, are dominating the scenes and screaming in your eyes. Absolutely awfull. I could say that its a matter of the early date but I've seen much older games than this one with a lot better graphics. The sound is also practicaly non existant. But the gamesplay is easy and interesting and the story line is original. So, if you really don't mind the bad visuals, then go ahead an play. For others, go play something else.

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