Yet another company attempting to break the price barrier by offering a low-cost game but, in this case, the quality has suffered.
The game loads in about four minutes and displays a hi-resolution title screen which is very good: a cartoon of a gawky prospector fleeing from indians. This is not a foretaste of what is to come. The game turns out to be a reworking of the old Amidar plot of filling in boxes by running round them. It's slightly different, I admit.
The prospector is steered round a maze of grey blocks which fill up with bags of gold as he outlines them. He is chased by two indians, and risks losing a scalp if caught. He also may lay sticks of dynamite which explode after about five seconds, leaving a boulder which blocks the path. I could find little practical use for this item.
The low price along makes Gold Rush a consideration, but any serious player would soon realise there are a hundred other better-written, better designed games on the market.