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Gold Rush! (DOS)

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Back of Box - DOS (US):

    Go West Young Man

    The gold rush in on! Sell your land, pack your bags, and grab the next ride out, because fortune lies just 2,500 miles away. Become Jerrod, a young man earning a meager living in Brooklyn, New York. Travel with Jerrod as he joins the mad rush for riches in sunny California. Joining the ranks of Sierra's greatest adventures, Gold Rush! recreates an unpredictably treacherous path paved with graves of many who never saw the gleam of California gold.

    THREE COMPLETE TREKS IN ONE PACKAGE!
    Three different quests await as you plan your journey out west. Choose from any of the common travel routes from the East Coast to the West in the mid-nineteenth century.

    EXPEDITION NUMBER 1 - Travel by ship through the Gulf Stream to Panama, and proceed on foot through the rugged jungles of Central America (sorry -- no Panama Canal existed in the 1840's). Avoid quicksand, poisonous snakes, and other perils on your way.

    EXPEDITION NUMBER 2 - Travel by stagecoach, canal boat, steamer, and wagon train as you cross the heartland of America on your way to the wild west. Many obstacles lie in wait, including cattle rustlers, Indians and thieves.

    EXPEDITION NUMBER 3 - Become a seafarer, and take a long, perilous journey from the East Coast to the tip of Cape Horn, and up to California. True mariners of the deep must combat scurvey, starvation, and the dangers of the deep in order to survive.

    HISTORICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY ACCURATE!
    Guaranteed to enrich your understanding of life on the American frontier, Gold Rush! gives you a firsthand look at lifestyles of the nineteenth century as you participate in the events of that era. Great for home or school, Gold Rush! puts old and young alike into the shoes of our native sons for an adventure carved out of our nation's past.
    • Over 150 scenes, including realistic onscreen maps of early American travel routes.

    • Historically accurate - face the same obstacles and travel the same routes as our early American forefathers.

    • Great for home or school use - discover the American frontier.

    • Includes realistic travel maps of the nineteenth century.

    • Advanced visual effects, including inset windows, overhead maps, and scenic landscapes.
    (captions)
    Begin your trek in your hometown of Brooklyn Heights, New York
    Visit many, strange and exotic places on your long, difficult voyage.
    Travel by steamboat across the Great Lakes as you head out west.


    Members of the original King's Quest design team, Doug and Ken MacNeill are the designers/programmers of Gold Rush! Born in New York, they MacNeill's lived several years in the heart of the California gold country while working for Sierra.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 30, 2007.

PQ2 Computer DataBase:
    Join the Gold Rush! Sell your land, and grab the next ride out, because your fortune lies 2000 miles away. Relive America's most exciting era by traveling to the gold fields of California by any of the three perilous routes used at that time. Each of the trips is dangerous, historically and geographically accurate, and educational.

    Contributed by POMAH (34321) on Aug 13, 2003.