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Golden Trails: The New Western Rush

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Do you enjoy hidden object games? You know, casual games in which you find things hidden in cluttered scenes, and collect tools to solve a mystery or complete a task? Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is a terrific example of the genre, set in the Wild West.

Sheriff Jack has been forced into taking a vacation in the little town of Sunnyvale (no, not the Silicon Valley tech hub). Lucky for him, there's just been a bank robbery. Play along as Sheriff Jack explores the town searching for clues to solve the crime. Yes, there are the typical hidden-object scenes (beautifully rendered)--but there's also a quick-draw element. Bad guys appear at random, and you'll need to shoot them to earn Hints. And yes, you'll probably need hints; some of those objects are really hidden.

Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is beautifully done, with little touches of animation that add challenge to the game. (Just try to find that safety pin while butterflies flutter and mice scurry in the shadows.) The mystery tale is well-crafted and compelling. The music is entertaining, and the sound effects are well done. In short, it's a great game.

This free demo nets you 60 minutes of game play. It's only $10 to unlock the full game, which contains over 30 locations and mini-games. If you're a hidden-object fan, you're sure to enjoy Golden Trails: The New Western Rush.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

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At a Glance
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