February 22, 2016

Gold Rush!

Sierra On-Line, 1988

One of the first graphic adventure games from the well-known house of Sierra On-line.  Like other early text-and-graphic based adventure games, this one is story-driven.  You play the part of a young man from New York who travels to California during the Gold Rush in search of his missing brother. You can choose any one of the three different paths to reach California with different puzzles. So, play your cards right and you will not only discover your brother's fate, but also find fame and fortune.

The graphics and the internal PC sound is good enough for the time, The puzzles are not very hard and make this game worth playing by younger children or more experienced players who don't want too much of a challenge.