Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Year:  1988

Genre:  Adventure

Links:  Moby Games, Adventure Gamers, Steam


Brooklyn

Head south, then unlock the gate. Unlock the door and go inside. Look at the book on the table, then take the photo. Go over and close the desk, then take the statement. Read the statement and write down the account number. Go outside and sell the house (wait here for a buyer to arrive, and say "yes" to the offer). Now go west. Avoid walking on the grass, and enter the pavillion. Take the flowers, then look at the cracks in various places until you see a coin. Take the coin.

Walk west and south and enter the large building. Talk to the man in the southwest office and quit your job. Go upstairs in the back and into your office at the top right. Read the clippings, then leave the building. Return north and enter the post office. Ring the bell, then ask the postmaster to get your mail. If the mail isn't there, go outside, wait a while, and then go back inside. Once it has arrived, take the mail. Read the postmark and take the stamp. Open the letter and read it. Head back outside.

Now go north and into the bank. Walk to the teller and take your money (give him the account number you wrote down earlier). Leave the bank and go north again. Enter the warehouse on the left and read the poster, then go back outside. Go south 4 times, then east into the cemetery. Go to the pair of identical gravestones in the back right and read both graves, then put down your flowers. Return west twice and save your game.

Different Routes

You now need to choose one of the 3 routes to the last part of the game.

Panama Route

Go north, then east 3 times and wait in front of the gate at number 12. When the man arrives, buy a ticket. Answer "yes", "panama" and "yes", then pay. Now go west 3 times, south, west twice and north. Enter the hardware store and buy a net. Go back outside and head east twice and north. Board the ship, then show your ticket to depart.

Once you reach the jungle, answer "yes" to the natives. When you have control again, talk to the man near the tree. Go back to the path and continue along it. When the ants arrive, jump on the vine, then after they leave, let go. Continue east and take the northern most path on the next screen. When you hit something half way across the screen, pick up the disk. Continue east and save your game again. Make your way across the water avoiding the deep water and the alligator.

When you reach Sacramento, save your game again. Walk into the building just right of the main road and read the schedule. If the stagecoach has not left yet, get on it to travel to Sutter's Fort.

Cape Horn Route

Go north, then east 3 times and wait in front of the gate at number 12. When the man arrives, buy a ticket. Answer "yes", "cape" and "yes", then pay. Now go west 3 times, south, west twice and north. Enter the grocery store and buy fruit. Go back outside and head east twice and north. Board the ship, then show your ticket to depart.

Save your game when you first depart, as several things can kill you on your journey. After the storm, and then after you have started sailing next to North America again, go west and down into the captain's cabin. Take the paper clip from here, then leave the cabin and go down the ladder on the right. Go east and take the stick, then go up the ladder here and right to the kitchen. Take some ham, then continue right to the engine room and take the scrap. Continue right to the bunks and take the string. Return to the main deck and go out to the back of the ship. Catch a fish (if you are too weak, restore and try to get the items faster next time).

When you reach Sacramento, save your game again. Walk into the building just right of the main road and read the schedule. If the stagecoach has not left yet, get on it to travel to Sutter's Fort.

Land Route

Head west twice and enter the Stagecoach office. Buy a ticket at the counter, answer "yes" and pay. Go back outside and head east, then enter the livery. Show your ticketExit the office and go east to the livery. Show your ticket, then walk to the stagecoach and get on.

When you reach Independence, go east and talk to the man reading the book, then return west and talk to the captain. Give money, then go south. Buy animals and select "mature oxen". Go south again and talk to the captain again. Now go north and look at the grass repeatedly until you see "the mud is beginning to dry". Return south and talk to the captain once more.

When you reach a steep hill, unhitch the team, then wait for them to come back and lock the wheels. When you reach the desert, walk over to the abandoned wagon and open the barrel. Drink water and eat meat, then walk west to finish your journey.

California

Go through the main entrance of the for and walk east. Enter the blacksmith's shop and talk to the man, answering with "yea", "yea", "Wilson", "Jerrod" and "Jake". From here, go south, east, south and north to leave the fort, then go west to the graveyard. Read the graves, most importantly the middle one in the back row. While reading this grave, use your letter, and move it to show the message R21OOM (Room 12). Now read Psalm 23. Return to the fort by going south, then south to the fort, then south again. Go through the door with the note on it to enter the shop. Buy a pan, and give the man your coin.

Leave the shop and go east and north to leave the fort, then west from the graveyard to get to the large map. Head east along the river at least 10 screens, so you are 11 miles from Sutter's Fort, then save your game. Pan in the river here (E11) and on the next screen (E12) repeatedly until you have found gold 50 times (you will receive 50 points in total for this). If there is another man panning for gold on the same screen, just move again, or you will be hanged. Once you have 50 gold, save your game.

Go all the way back west to the fort. Go to the graveyard, then south twice and into the shop again. Buy the lantern and give gold, then buy the shovel and give gold. Leave the shop, and go west, east, south and west twice. Buy a mule from the trader, give gold and take a mule. Go west twice and carefully walk inside the blacksmith's, heat your iron and brand the mule. Go west and north, then through the small door to the right of the fort into the stables. Go south to the other part of the stable and leave your mule. Look at the brands of the other mules until you find the one your brother left, and take it. Leave the stable with this mule.

Head east from the fort along the river, past the sawmill and the men at the large log to reach the town entrance. Go south and east and tie the mule in front of the hotel, then head inside. Try to book room 11, then answer "yes". Go upstairs and knock on the door to room 11. Give the message to the man and go into the room. Look at the fireplace, then the cannon. Turn the wheel and enter the fireplace to reach room 12. Take the magnet and note from the table, then read the note. Pick up the string from the floor. Unlatch the window and open it. After the bird arrives, look at it. Put your photo in capsule, then wait for the bird to leave and return again. Look at the bird again, then take the aerogram and read it. Climb out the window and go west past the window when the man isn't there. Continue to the front of the hotel, then inside, down the stairs and out the front door. Get your mule and go west 5 times. Now type "follow mule" and follow it until you reach the cabin.

Enter the cabin and take the matches, then go outside and into the outhouse (by walking between the bushes. Enter the hole and answer "yes". Light the lantern and save your game, as you need to be quick. Go west to find a door. Tie your string to your magnet. Put the magnet in the hole, lower the magnet, pull the string, and unlock the door. Open the door and go through. Climb down the ladder, go west and climb down another ladder (be careful not to fall here).

At the bottom, get the pick. Use the pick on the wall here until you strike gold, then take it. Go back and climb to the top of the ladder, and get the gold from the right. Go down and to the ledge on the right. Use the pick to find gold in 3 spots here. Go back up the ladder partially and to a ledge on the left. Use the pick to find gold in 3 spots here. Continue west and pick up gold when you see it 5 times. Go down the ladder at the end and use the pick to get gold twice more.

You will eventually reach your brother. Use your pick between the gold pieces 3 times, then get gold 5 times. Keep using the pick here until the hole is big, then climb through.