Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Game Information

Welcome to the Golden Trails: The New Western Rush walkthrough on Gamezebo.com. Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is a Hidden Object game by Awem Studio. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide on how to complete Golden Trails: The New Western Rush.

  • Synopsis: You play Sheriff Jack, who is tasked with investigating a bank robbery. You’ll be uncovering clues, talking to suspects, finding stolen items and shooting gangsters.
  • Length: There are 5 episodes in this game, plus a bonus secret mission if you collect enough stars.
  • Modes: Adventure mode (story) and Unlimited mode (speed seek-and-find)
  • Options: adjust sound and music volume; window or fullscreen display
  • Cursor: you may turn off the custom cursor
  • Timer: untimed; play at your own pace, but you earn trophies and bonus points for speed and accuracy
  • Dialogue & Cutscenes: may be skipped (but you earn a trophy for not skipping)
  • Mini-games: may be skipped
  • Hints: limited; starts at 5 hints, but you can gain hints by shooting gangsters
  • Penalties: rapid random clicking will lock the screen momentarily, and points will be deducted from your score
  • List of objects: random list each time you play the game
  • Location of objects: same place each time you play

Main Menu

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  • The stars below the title indicate how many Sheriff’s Badges you have collected. You need at least 150 badges to unlock the bonus Secret Mission.
  • The Unlimited Mode is locked for now. Once you have 50,000 points, this speed seek mode will be unlocked. This is where you can earn the last few trophies for Accuracy and Response Time.
  • You won’t see a Trophies tab yet at the start of the game. After you earn your first trophy, you’ll be able to access your trophy collection from the main menu as well as from within the game.
  • Click on Play Adventure to start the game.

How to Play

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  • Hints may be used one after another; no need to wait before using the next hint.
  • Sometimes you’ll need an inventory tool not found in the current location. Click on the Map to explore other locations.
  • Some scenes are only accessible from within another scene. From an inner scene, click the blue Back button on the top left to return to the previous location.

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  • If an item listed on the taskbar has a green background, it’s a regular item in plain sight.
  • If an item listed on the taskbar has a brown background, it’s a special item that may be hidden from view.
  • To find special items, move your cursor around the screen. If you find something highlighted yellow, click on it to reveal the special item. If you find something highlighted blue, use an inventory tool on it.
  • The special item may either be a tool or a piece of evidence. If it’s a tool, it will go into your inventory, and can be used in the current location or another scene. If it’s evidence, take note of it as you will asked to remember it later in a mini-game.
  • You earn 50 points if you find a regular item in less than 5 seconds. If you find it in 5 to 10 seconds, you get only 45 points, and so on – every additional 5 seconds you take means 5 points less. The minimum points you can get per item is 5 points.
  • The timer counts down as soon as you enter a scene. When you find an item, the timer resets. Switching to another location and re-entering the scene will also reset the timer.
  • Clicking rapidly on random areas results in harsh penalties: 1000 points are deducted from your score, and the screen locks up for 8 seconds with an animated loop.

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  • There are 20 Stolen Items hidden in the game, and not all locations will have one. Click on sparkling areas to find them. They’ll only sparkle when your cursor is above them, so they’re quite easy to miss. Unfortunately, if you miss finding a stolen item in one location, you cannot go back to search for it if the scene has already been completed.
  • Collect 150 Sheriff’s Badges in order to unlock the secret mission. There are usually around 3 to 4 badges per location (beginning with the Sheriff’s Office in Somerville). If you find all the sheriff’s badges in one location, a Well Done window will pop up.
  • Shoot gangsters to earn hints. If your audio is turned up, you’ll hear a whooshing sound when a gangster pops up. He’ll only stay a second or two, so hurry and shoot him!

Trophies

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  • Aside from earning points for finding objects, you earn even more points every time you’re awarded a new trophy.
  • Warning: if you play the game again with the same profile, you’ll lose all your Trophies. If you want to save your trophy display (to gaze upon it admiringly), just create a new profile next time you play.
  • Another way to save your Trophies is to publish your achievements on the Awem site. To do this, you must first register an account at Awem.com.
  • There are 72 trophies in all. Below are the lists of trophies and the amount of points awarded for each:

Stolen Items: 20 trophies, +2000 points per item

  1. Hotel (Episode 1) – bible
  2. Sheriff’s Office (Episode 1) – horseshoe
  3. Canyon (Episode 2) – gun
  4. Chief’s Wigwam (Episode 2) – blue flower
  5. Old Watermill (Episode 2) – dagger
  6. Basement (Episode 2) – pocket watch
  7. Brook (Episode 2) – comb
  8. Bandit Camp (Episode 3) – amulet
  9. Bridge (Episode 3) – dove statue
  10. Gold Mine (Episode 3) – bracelet
  11. Mine Pit (Episode 3) – drum
  12. Trading Post (Episode 4) – medicine bottle
  13. Saloon (Episode 4) – flask
  14. Boudoir (Episode 4) – pendant
  15. Forge (Episode 4) – kitten
  16. Depot (Episode 4) – bowl
  17. Mansion (Episode 5) – pipe
  18. City Square (Episode 5) – pig
  19. Prison (Episode 5) – wedding ring
  20. City Hall (Episode 5) – gold goblet

Gangsters Shot: 8 trophies, +1000 points per trophy

  • Jerry Wellman: 5 gangsters shot
  • Bob Reed: 10 gangsters shot
  • Jeffrey Russell: 5 gangsters shot
  • Willie Dawson: 20 gangsters shot
  • Randy Hobbs: 25 gangsters shot
  • Earl Beasley: 30 gangsters shot
  • Billy Woods: 40 gangsters shot
  • Frank Lester: 50 gangsters shot

Points Scored: 8 trophies

  • 10,000 points
  • 20,000 points
  • 30,000 points
  • 40,000 points
  • 50,000 points
  • 70,000 points
  • 90,000 points
  • 100,000 points

Response Time: 8 trophies, +1000 points per trophy

  • Snail: find 10 items within a minute
  • Tortoise: find 11 items within a minute
  • Mouse: find 12 items within a minute
  • Hare: find 13 items within a minute
  • Wolf: find 14 items within a minute
  • Deer: find 15 items within a minute
  • Leopard: find 20 items within a minute
  • Rocket: find 30 items within a minute

Accuracy: 8 trophies, +1000 points per trophy

  • Slingshot: 10 accurate clicks in a row
  • Bow: 11 accurate clicks in a row
  • Arbalest: 12 accurate clicks in a row
  • Apprentice: 13 accurate clicks in a row
  • Vanquisher: 14 accurate clicks in a row
  • Silver Whizz: 15 accurate clicks in a row
  • Chastiser: 20 accurate clicks in a row
  • Blaster: 30 accurate clicks in a row

Expertise: 8 trophies, +2000 points per trophy

  • Quickest Sheriff: Complete any location within 1 minute
  • Honest Sheriff: Play at least one mini-game
  • Diligent Sheriff: Complete two episodes without exiting
  • Super Detective: Find 50 pieces of evidence
  • Patient Sheriff: Play for 2 hours straight
  • Curious Sheriff: Don’t skip any conversations with the sheriff
  • Accurate Sheriff: Find all the evidence in the game
  • Expert Sheriff: Play all the mini-games

Letters of Commendation: 12 trophies, +1000 points per trophy

  • Massachusetts: Complete 1 location without using a hint
  • Vermont: Complete 2 locations without using a hint
  • North Carolina: Complete 3 locations without using a hint
  • New Hampshire: Complete 4 locations without using a hint
  • West Virginia: Complete 5 locations without using a hint
  • Connecticut: Complete 6 locations without using a hint
  • New Jersey: Complete 7 locations without using a hint
  • Maine: Complete 1 episode without using a hint
  • Rhode Island: Complete 2 episodes without using a hint
  • New York: Complete 3 episodes without using a hint
  • Virginia: Complete 4 episodes without using a hint
  • Complete the whole game without using a hint

Walkthrough

Since the list of items to find varies each time you play the game, the screenshots below do not mark the location of each object. Only the items that are constant in every game are indicated below, such as evidence, inventory tools, sheriff’s badges, and stolen items.

A Sherriff’s Badge is marked with a star.

Items shown in the screenshots may not be listed on your taskbar right away. You won’t be able to click on them until they eventually move up on the list.

A Tutorial is available at the start of the game. You may skip it, but when playing the game for the first time, we recommended that you take the tutorial.

Episode 1: Somerville

BANK

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Open the drawer to find a bandanna.
Move the book to find a cigar underneath.

SQUARE

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Move the umbrella to find a footprint.
Push the broom aside to reveal a handkerchief.
Click on the boxes to see a boarded-up area.
You can’t do anything with it for now.
You’ll need a pry bar to find the note, but that will only be available later in the Sheriff’s Office.

BARN

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Use the axe to chop the barrel.
You’ll find an axe inside.
Take the rake that you found in the Square.
Use it on the haystack to find a cigar case hidden inside.

HOTEL

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Find the first stolen item, a Bible.
Take the letter opener from the suitcase.
Open the envelope with it to find a letter.
You’ll need a cabinet handle, which is found in the Bedroom.
Use the #4 key on the door to enter the Bedroom.

BEDROOM

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This location can only be accessed from the Hotel.
Open the jewelry box to find a ring.
Knock down the bag to find a shoe.

HOTEL

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Back in the Hotel, attach the handle to the cabinet.
Examine the $10,000 check inside.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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Find the stolen horseshoe on the door.
This is the first location where you can collect Sheriff’s Badges.
There are 3 to 4 in every room (marked in the screenshot with stars).
Open the drawer to find a pry bar.
Take the bloody receipt from under the hat.
Use your keys on the locked box to find ranch documents.

SQUARE

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Go back to the Square.
Use the pry bar on the wooden boards.
Find a note with numbers on it.

Evidence

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Put evidence in the right places. Release the object when the outline is blue.

Shooting Gallery

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Shoot as many gangsters as you can in 1 minute.
Each accurate shot earns you a star (Sheriff’s Badge).
This mini-game appears at the end of each of the 5 episodes.
You may skip it, but if you do, you may not earn enough stars to unlock the Secret Mission.

Evidence

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Put evidence in the right places. Release the object when the outline is blue.

Episode 2: Camp Chippawa

CANYON

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Find the stolen gun in the dead tree.
Under the pile of clothes are horse trails.
Move the rock aside to find tickets.
You’ll need a tomahawk to reveal the jewelry box, but that will only be available later in the Brook.

INDIAN CAMP

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Push aside the bush to find the horse brand on a horse.
Take the bone you found in the Canyon.
Give it to the dog so you can enter the wigwam.

CHIEF’S WIGWAM

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This location can only be accessed from the Indian Camp.
Find the stolen blue flower on the buffalo.
Open the trunk to find money inside.
Move aside the mask to pick up some matches.

OLD WATERMILL

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Find the stolen dagger in the sack.
Use the scoop on the grain to dig up a note.
Push aside the wheat to reveal rifle cartridges.
Open the basement door with the key to enter the basement.

BASEMENT

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This location can only be accessed from the Old Watermill.
Find the stolen pocket watch on the coiled rope.
Light the candle with your matches to make a fire poker visible.
Take the pickaxe and chip the stone off the wall to reveal a money bag.

BROOK

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Find the stolen comb on the haystack.
Use the fire poker on the campfire to reveal remnants of a map.
Lift the corner of the picnic blanket and find a coin.
Open the tent flap to enter the tent.

TENT

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This location can only be accessed from the Brook.
Open the book to find a picture of Charlotte inside.

CANYON

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Go back to the Canyon.
Break open the locked box with the tomahawk
Examine the jewelry box inside.

Evidence

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Put evidence in the right places. Release the object when the outline is blue.

Episode 3: Gold Mine

FARM

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Knock over the pail to find a brush inside.
Push the corn aside to reveal a wad of money.

FOREST

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Move the grass aside and find a spur.
Use the brush on the rock to reveal an etching with directions.
For the bush you’ll need a machete, which you can find in the Bandit Camp.

BANDIT CAMP

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Find the stolen amulet hanging on a branch.
Push aside the bush to reveal a bottle of booze.
Take the dagger you found in the Forest, and cut open the bundle.
Pick up the machete inside it.
Open the satchel to find a contract inside.

FOREST

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Go back to the Forest and use the machete to cut the bush.
Find empty sacks hidden behind it.

BRIDGE

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Find the stolen dove statue on the large rock.
Take the fishing float from the rocks under the bridge.
Attach it to the fishing rod.
Pick up the package from the water.
Use the rope on the horse to see the horse brand.

GOLD MINE YARD

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Find the stolen bracelet above the mine signboard.
Push the box down the stairs to reveal a cigar.
Check the coat’s pocket for a newspaper.
Blow up the boarded-up entrance with dynamite to enter the mine pit.

MINE PIT

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This location can only be accessed from the Gold Mine Yard.
Find the stolen drum on the ground.
Move aside the cloth from the pickaxe to reveal a locket.

Evidence

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Put evidence in the right places. Release the object when the outline is blue.

Episode 4: Tombs Town

TRADING POST

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Find the stolen medicine bottle on the floor.
Push aside the sack and find a wallet behind it.
You’ll need tweezers to retrieve the cufflink from the gap in the floor, but that will be found later in the Boudoir.

CHURCH

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Peel off the Wanted poster to reveal the poster of Charlotte.
Take the rope you found in the Trading Post and tie it on the bucket to fill it with water.

STREET

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Nudge the rooster aside so you can check the box of dynamite.
Click on the swinging doors to enter the Saloon.
When you’re done with the Saloon, attach the rope ladder to the window to enter the Boudoir.

SALOON

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This location can only be accessed from the doorway in the Street.
Find the stolen flask on the table.
Insert the bouquet into the vase and find a love letter beneath the vase.

BOUDOIR

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This location can only be accessed from the window in the Street.
Find the stolen pendant on the dress.
Lift the right corner of the bedspread to reveal a shoe.
You’ll need a pair of scissors in order to find the map, but that will only be available later in the Forge.

TRADING POST

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Go back to the Trading Post.
Use the tweezers on the gap in the floor and find a cufflink inside.

FORGE

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Find the stolen kitten behind the anvil.
Dig into the sack and find a glove.
Douse the fire with the bucket of water to reveal a bag of documents.

BOUDOIR

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Go back to the Boudoir.
Use the scissors to cut open the red pillow on the armchair.
Take the map inside it.

DEPOT

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Find the stolen bowl behind the wheelbarrow’s wheel.
Dig into the box of hay and find a contraband vase.
Move the curtain aside to reveal a framed photo.

Evidence

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Put evidence in the right places. Release the object when the outline is blue.

Episode 5: Capital Saint-Luis

TRAIN STATION

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Shoo the cat away so you can access the gloves it was sitting on.
Take the lantern from the leftmost windowsill.
Place it near the right bench to reveal a powder case.

GARDEN

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Move aside the table napkin to find a pocket watch underneath it.
Inside the hanging vase of flowers is a note with a number code.
Plug the fountain with the large cork to reveal a bundle.
Use the shears beside the fountain to cut open the bundle of keys.
Unlock the door with the keys to enter the Mansion.

MANSION

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This location can only be accessed from the Garden.
Find the stolen pipe on the mantelpiece.
Move aside the mirror and use the code on the safe behind it, to find a telegram inside.
On the couch, move the top hat to find a pocket watch.
Take the chisel above the closet and remove the brick from the fireplace to reveal a money bag.

CITY SQUARE

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Find the stolen pig near the doorway.
Unfold the newspaper to find a letter inside.

PRISON JAIL

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Find the stolen wedding ring on the prison clothes.
Use the trowel on the cracked wall to reveal a letter.
Slice the bread with the kitchen knife to find a hand file inside. Examine the paper bag of food to see a postage stamp on it.

CITY HALL

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Find the stolen gold goblet on the floor.
Open the cabinet drawer with the key to find a transfer order.

Evidence

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Put evidence in the right places. Release the object when the outline is blue.

Bonus Episode: Secret Mission

If you have collected 150 Sheriff’s Badges, the Secret Mission will be unlocked.
On the Main Menu, click on the big star between the title words GOLDEN and TRAILS.
Note that there are no more Sheriff’s Badges or Stolen Items to be found in the Secret Mission.

GOLD MINE YARD

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Take the coal shovel from the porch and dig into the coal to reveal a blue swatch of cloth.
Push aside the wooden plank to find a flask.
Take the hammer from the fence and break open the door lock to enter the Watchbox.

WATCHBOX

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This location can only be accessed from the Gold Mine Yard.
Lift the cover of the wicker basket to find empty sacks inside.

RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION

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Remove the cloth to reveal a cage with a rooster.
Use the magnet on the hole in the porch to lift out a harmonica.

COLONIST SETTLEMENT

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Move aside the wagon wheel to find a picture beneath it.
Use the pronged stick on the newspaper over the signboard to reveal the word “Bob’s”.

FARM BASEMENT

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Lift the hatch to find bits of gold inside.
Cut open the sack to reveal a note.

Congratulations! You have completed the Adventure mode of Golden Trails: The New Western Rush. Test your seek-and-find skills in Unlimited mode and set speed records. Play the Adventure mode again for a new list of objects to find and see if you can complete all the Trophies.

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