Genre:   Strategy Adventure

Developer:   Sunlight Games


Released:   April 2017

PC Requirements (minimum):  

  • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Processor: Pentium 4 with 2 GHz (or better)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphic card with a minimum of 512 MB Ram
  • Storage: 1800 MB available space




by flotsam

Gold Rush 2

Sunlight Games

A while back we had the Anniversary Edition, a remake of a much older Sierra game. Now we have a sequel to the remake, and as far as I know there was no sequel originally, so this is new territory.

It is set sometime after the previous game, and after 20 years of hard work the brothers are now quite rich. Having invested their riches back in New York, they receive news that a leader of a gang of thieves is now in the State Legislature and members of his gang have key positions in Brooklyn. The brothers decide to travel home, to right some old wrongs, and present evidence to send Boss Tweed to gaol for the rest of his life. Needless to say, Mr Tweed has heard they are coming and plans to stop them from ever returning to Brooklyn.

That is about as interesting as the game gets. Its graphical style isnít at all engaging, and feels flat and lifeless. While it is not a hard game, the puzzles arenít terribly interesting, and I did them because they were there as opposed to them being a reason to play. The voices arenít too bad, but donít reach any great heights. You can die, but the game will autosave before the critical moment, and you can save at will as well.

You get a point score as you go, and a little musical fanfare whenever you score more points. Top left of screen is a set of co-ordinates, which will help you to explore your environment, especially when you set of into the plains outside your starting point. There is a lot of aimless grass out there. You will also reach points where a map will further assist.

Point and click your way around, and a little set of footprints will show exit points from your current screen. Double click to jump there. Hold down the mouse to bring up the various interactions you may be able to complete, whether it be talking to people or picking things up. Move your mouse to the top of the screen to get your inventory. The options screen lets you choose your resolution, your desired graphics setting, and whether you play in English or German. With the latter, you will still get spoken English but the subtitles will be German.

It should take about 3 to 4 hours. Perhaps one for fans of the first game.

I played on:

OS: Windows 7

Processor: Intel i7-3820 4GHz

RAM: 12GB Ripjaw DDR3 2133 Mhz

Video card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 2048MB


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