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Rush for Gold: California Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Rush for Gold: California

Travel to the Wild West and feel the legendary Gold Fever!
User rating: 21 (95%) 1 (5%) 1 comment

Rush for Gold: California was available as a giveaway on October 31, 2020!

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Travel to the Wild West and feel the legendary Gold Fever in Rush for Gold: California! Striking locations, funny characters, and exciting gameplay are all waiting for you in this sensational time-management adventure. Build your own town from the ground up, help its citizens prosper, and pave your way to fame and fortune. If you're not afraid of a little hard work, this game won't disappoint!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.0 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 261 MB





File Size:

203 MB



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The following review is a re-post of my review from earlier this year with some minor editing. I'm still waiting for my new operating system and a replacement motherboard, so won't be able to moderate much until my new system is up and running; I returned the first motherboard as I found a better version for the same price with more USB, PCIe and SATA ports, plus it had a fan cooled heat-sink for the two M.2 SATA connectors. Really pleased with it all and am looking forwards to returning to normalcy soon. I should be back as normal during the coming week. Stay safe everyone).
Rush for Gold: California
In Brief
A time management game with a Gold Rush theme. This was previously given away 27th January 2018 HERE where it received a positive 83% from 24 votes with 17 comments. The following review is an edited version of the one I posted back then.

Travel to the 'Wild West' with the characters of 'Rush for Gold: California' and plunge into a world of exciting adventure. You're expected to build your own town and help its citizens prosper. On your way to fame and fortune you will encounter wild animals, ferocious bank robbers and natural disasters. If you're not afraid of a little hard work, this game won't disappoint!
Reference accessed HERE. 27th January 2018, re-posted 27th Oct 2020.

The Game:
Released March 19, 2014 by Rainbow games, this is the second installment in the Rush for Gold series. We were given Rush for Gold: Alaska last weekend for the second time. If you missed it again, you can still get it free via Gametop HERE.
Rush for Gold: California isn’t very different from its predecessor Rush for Gold: Alaska. The artwork style and game play are both similar. As with all resource-management games, the story is pretty thin in ‘California’. The opening cut-scene is cute with good voice-over, but that is basically all that it has.
As said, the look and feel of this sequel is very close to those of the first game – which is awesome! The artwork is exceptionally beautiful, super colorful and extremely detailed. The characters are funny and their animations are great. The game consists of 40 levels, and therefore, 40 scenes to admire. Each scene is different from each other which is what always keep the game interesting. The background music is lively and not distracting or repetitive.

If you are an experienced gamer, you may find the game play in Rush for Gold 2 to be the ‘same old’. All the features are what we have seen before in other games along this line. Still, they are well-implemented and the game is still entertaining as well as addicting. There are two modes in Rush for Gold 2, timed and un-timed; it is challenging to get three stars in timed mode while the un-timed mode is for those who want to relax a bit. At the end of each level, you can spend stars to clear grounds, build buildings and bring the town to prosperity.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by All About Games on March 27th 2014. Edited and re-posted by Whiterabbit-uk January 27th 2018 and again 27th October 2020..
Other Reviews and Videos of Rush for Gold: California:
You can see Big Fish community reviews of Rush for Gold: CaliforniaHERE plus a few Steam community reviews HERE. You can also find more information in the Big Fish forums HERE. There are several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

As said in the game discussion section, Rush for Gold California is very similar to its predecessor, however, if you love Time Management games you’ll enjoy playing this one. Personally I find them tedious, uninspiring and to be honest boring and stressful, so rarely play them (an exception is the first few Farm Frenzy games; though I stopped playing those after the third or fourth iteration as I felt Alawar, the original distributor of the franchise were stretching the franchise to much); that said, this does have an un-timed mode and I found it a little better than most.

If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via Gametop 24/7 HERE; or If you prefer to purchase the game you can get it HERE via Big Fish Games or via Steam HERE.
Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Rush for Gold: California to work please visit the FAQ's Thread HERE and read through the communities comments because sometimes fixes have already been posted, for example, a common issue seen since the Themida wrapper was introduced three years ago is that some community members installation of the game are blocked by their security because Themida code has been known to hide malware, (usually an error message is flagged for example 'The executable is corrupted' even though in reality it is not); so as a precaution some anti malware programs will block and even delete the suspect installation files even though the files (i.e. the setup, read me and setup.gcd files are actually totally free from malware. This issue can be solved either by rebooting your computer in safe mode with networking or a quicker method is to temporarily turn off your security software to allow the installation. You could also try whitelisting the setup.gcd file. In the almost 11 years this game giveaway site has been operating there has 'never' been a game given away that was infected with malware.
If for any reason you want to contact the giveaway team, for example, you have a game to offer the community, or are unable to download the latest game or other issues that the FAQ's thread or these comments don't cover or solve you can do so HERE









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