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ZOOM The Yukon Trail
$19.95 (Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (In Wooden Box) (YUKONDR)
Also includes Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia (1997 version) and the product below, which is the latest version..
$9.95 (Win98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (YUKONDJ)

Publisher: MECC / The Learning Company


Ages: 10 to adult

Catch the Fever!

Travel back-in-time and relive the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Do you have what it takes to strike it rich? Test your skills as you journey hundreds of miles over ocean, mountains, rivers, and tundra. The odds are against you. But, if you make it to Dawson City and stake your claim, GOLD is your reward!

Face Risks at Every Turn

Test your skills as you have to make critical choices that effect whether you live or die. Discover the history and geography of the Yukon during the gold rush. You'll even meet some of the historical characters like Jack London, Mountie Sam Steele and Nellie Cashman - all people who played vital roles in shaping the Yukon.

The Rush Is On!

Seek the advice of those around you and watch out for thieves. With a lot of perseverance and a bit of luck, you'll stake your claim. Quick! Grab your shovel. Dig for GOLD!

Educational Benefits

Learn about history and geography with this interactive simulation.

Build problem-solving skills with multiple decisions-making options.

Practice writing skills by logging details of your adventure in the built-in journal.


Windows: 486 or better recommended, Windows 3.1 or higher (including Windows XP), 256-color display, 4 MB RAM, Mouse, Double-speed CD-ROM drive, Windows compatible sound card.

Tested OK in Windows XP. You may need to create your own shortcut.

Macintosh: Color compatible Macintosh computer, System 7.0 or later (including OS/X), 4 MB RAM, 13" color display, Double-speed CD-ROM drive.


CD-ROM Today, June 1995

"The player embarks on an epic quest and learns about the history, and geography of the regions through which they travel. The package strikes a nice balance between the interesting content and engaging gameplay."

"MECC deems the program appropriate for students between the ages of 10 and 16, but it has much to offer players on either side of that range."

"The Yukon Trail, set during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, is a more spirited adventure. From the moment you arrive in Seattle, you are beset upon by con artists and claim-jumpers. You'll face a host of natural obstacles and find that you must make decisions at every turn. These types of circumstances build problem-solving skills."

"Your first decisions include choosing a partner, locating a supplier and buying provisions, and wagering (or not) on the dog-sled races. As the adventure unfolds, you'll learn how to build a boat, how to locate a good location for prospecting, and how to pan for gold."

"You'll also meet and interact with a fascinating cast of characters from history including Jack London and the legendary Canadian Mountie Sam Steele. Conditions in the historical gold-rush towns have been sanitized a wee bit in this version (there are no open sewers in the streets, the brothels are discreetly out of sight, and violence is alluded to, but not shown.) On the whole, however, the game does not sugar-cute the raw, primitive atmosphere of his time and place."

"The program's online journal is a particularly good feature. The computer fills in the basic record of your journey, but you can also add your own entries. This not only adds resonance to the game-playing experience, it will also sharpen the writing skills of any child who uses it."

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