||(Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (In Wooden Box) (YUKONDR)
Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia (1997 version) and the product below, which
is the latest version..
||(Win98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (YUKONDJ)
Publisher: MECC /
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!
Learn about history and geography with this interactive
Build problem-solving skills with multiple
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
Macintosh: Color compatible Macintosh computer,
System 7.0 or later (including OS/X), 4 MB RAM, 13" color display, Double-speed
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
"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
"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
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