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Gold Rush!

DOS - 1988

Alt name Gold Rush! Classic
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements, Western
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspective Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.24 / 5 - 46 votes

Description of Gold Rush!

One of Sierra's best but least-known games, Gold Rush! is exceptional not only for its real-world puzzles and intriguing plot, but also because it's one of the first adventure games that are truly replayable: as a brash young New Yorker setting out to find your lost brother, choose your path to fame and fortune in California from 3 very different paths, each with its own obstacles and dangers.

Without a doubt, this is one of my most favorite adventure games of all time. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

You can buy the classic Gold Rush! on Steam, or the remakes on

Comments and reviews

dfortae 2018-01-12 0 point

I review Gold Rush! here:

mkung 2015-10-03 0 point


Hulsie 2015-05-02 0 point DOS version

Excellent game. I had this on the Atari ST as a child and found it to be very fun and educational. The multiple methods of getting to California made for some great replayability too.

tahsan 2014-04-24 -5 points DOS version

it won't install. Says the game version is not compatible with the version of the windows.

helpme 2013-11-23 -10 points DOS version

how do you download this game?

Django 2013-09-06 0 point DOS version

Fixed it - all you have to do is play the game at Normal or Slow speed. That seemed to make the game's Timer run properly and should be able to get you through any sections of the story where it's required.

Django 2013-09-05 0 point DOS version

Any idea on how to fix this issue?

VDogz 2013-07-01 0 point DOS version

Regarding the timer question: I believe this is a known bug in the game where you can't change the speed of the game. I believe this happens a few times throughout the game. Very annoying.

Chunk TV! 2013-03-24 -1 point DOS version

So I guess the only solution still is to write it to a floppy and play it on a system with a bootleg copy of Windows 98 or something?

Stryker 2013-03-04 -1 point DOS version

I had the same problem as Jimbox114

Jimbox114 2012-06-14 -1 point DOS version

Even with Dosbox I can't get this game to work right. At the start of the game there are several things that happen to progress the story based upon a timer. For whatever reason that timer doesn't seem to work on newer computers even under dosbox. Without it you can't get out of the first area of the game.

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