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Gold Rush! Anniversary HD

By Sunlight Games GmbH

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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 today’s 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 Sutter’s Fort, the adventure is still only half over! Many other puzzles remain to be solved before you achieve your goals in California.

• 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.

What's New in Version 1.1.2

Devices under 7 "are now supported, however we recommend a 7” device or larger, because the game it is optimized for that sizes.


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Customer Reviews

Buggy - needs work

I love the original Gold Rush. I installed this version on my iPad 3 and iPhone 6. It's really meant for larger screens. The controls are intuitive however your finger completely covers the control options and you need to blindly know what you're trying to do. I failed 20+ times in a row trying to drag my key to the proper spot on the gate. Text is tiny and almost unreadable. On the iPad 3 it was really laggy. Trying to drag items from inventory often result in dragging down the notification bar. I turned off the sound as the voice acting was horrendous. Flat characters that almost sound robotic. I can get past the voices but this really needs to be optimized for smaller screens. All that said, I'm still happy to have it. Gold Rush is always fun to play.

Edit: taking away another star. The controls are awful. I keep wishing I was just playing the original. This release just isn't fun to play.

Thank you!!! The best game on the App Store!!

All I can say is thank you a million times. I grew up on Sierra games and actually still have the Original Gold Rush! with both size Floppies and all the box content. This is a beautiful rendering- keeping the retro vibe fellow Sierra nerds love but with the right amount of modern integration.
If the developers are reading this and have a connection with Sierra and or any of the Quest games or Willy Beamish- I'd be interested in helping launch more retro Sierra game apps!

Not made to play on your phone

I literally love this game and have been playing it since I was a kid, so imagine my excitement when I found it in the App Store. However, the problem is you can't get the controls to work properly using your phone. A pervious reviewer also mentioned that your finger covers everything as you try to drag items.

I've been trying to get the gate key to open forever. At this rate I'm assuming I will never finish this game, which is a real bummer. Builders of this version really need to optimize this for smaller devices.

Gold Rush! Anniversary HD
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 2.85 GB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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