California Gold Rush Review
- Interesting gameplay.
- Plenty of powerups.
- Music apt to get on your nerves.
A fun game with an interesting system of managing your stamina vs your gold. Not for everyone, but that's why there's a demo.
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California Gold Rush is a mining based strategic platformer. You play as Mandy, a young girl skilled at mining, eager to claim fame and fortune. Each level has a gold quota that you have to reach. By mining you discover gold that you either is spent on powerups or towards your goal. Every action costs stamina however, so at times you have to weigh up your greed against your better judgment.
The touch screen is utilized to good effect here. To move Mandy, touch an area on screen and she shall move there. To dig, touch the area you wish to burrow through. Powerups can be bought at the store where Mandy turns in her gold, and are easily accessed by touching the powerup menu on the side of the screen. These powerups range from dynamite to blow chucks of earth away, to supports that prevent the mines from caving in on you.
Visually and aurally the game is competent, but there's nothing special worth mentioning. Aside from the main story mode, there's a gold rush mode that is timed, where treasure extends your stamina and the clock. As you play, you unlock history lessons about the California gold rush, which is unique as unlockables in games go.
California Gold Rush is a game for those who enjoy a strategic slant to their platformers. Having to manage your gold and stamina levels and deciding what powerups to buy keeps things fresh and fun as you traverse through the game. It's worth a look.
DescriptionDig for gold, artifacts and gems in California Gold Rush, an addicting action puzzler that will keep you glued to your iPhone for hours!!
- New Feature Added! Players can now purchase the Item Booster Pack with real money to assist your digging efforts and increase your chance to finding more gold. The pack includes Tunnel Blast, Mole Blast, Burrow Charge, Tower Charge, Supports and Underground Shop! You can purchase this pack by going to the in-game Mining Shop and clicking on the booster pack icon.
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SlidetoPlay gives a perfect 4/4 and says: "California Gold Rush is original, addictive, and provides a ton of quality content. The excitement of finding a vein of pure gold is no less of a thrill for us, and that's why California Gold Rush earns our site's highest recommendation."
IGN gives 8/10 and says: "California Gold Rush is a great game that will satisfy both puzzle fans and strategy fiends…Couple all of this with great production values, and California Gold Rush becomes a game that I recommend in a heartbeat."
Explore up to 30 mines full of unexpected twists and sudden dangers! Help Mandy strike it rich by uncovering hidden treasures and purchase store-bought supplies like maps, supports and explosives to help you on your quest. Keep an eye on your energy bar and be careful not to over extend yourself. Get ready for the rush and experience a classic adventure with stunning art, colorful characters and high quality production values.
FULL VERSION FEATURES:
• Dig for gold and explore up to 30 mines full scary bats and collapses
• Blast away blocks of earth as you avoid dangers and try to dig up as much gold as you can
• Use some of your profits at the general store to improve your luck including gold maps, a varierty of explosives and more!
• Discover hidden artifacts such as the mysterious Pandora's box, buried artifacts and other surprises!
• Enjoy a compelling story with great looking art that unravels as you play for nearly endless hours!
• Unique iPhone and iPod touch controls -- users can tap or touch the screen to move Mandy and start digging or swipe their finger across the screen to get her moving.
• Excellent real music and sound effects
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