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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Screenshots

Apple II version

The Oregon Trail Apple II For many gamers, this was the first time they could give characters names... not good names... but names...

For many gamers, this was the first time they could give characters names... not good names... but names...


The Oregon Trail Screenshots

DOS version

The Oregon Trail DOS The opening menu screen

The opening menu screen

The Oregon Trail DOS Naming yourself and your four loyal minions

Naming yourself and your four loyal minions

The Oregon Trail DOS Shopping in the old west

Shopping in the old west

The Oregon Trail DOS Starting out in Missouri

Starting out in Missouri

The Oregon Trail DOS It's a LONG walk to the promised land

It's a LONG walk to the promised land

The Oregon Trail DOS River crossing is treacherous without help

River crossing is treacherous without help

The Oregon Trail DOS Problems, problems, problems

Problems, problems, problems

The Oregon Trail DOS Gonna shoot me some cute woodland critters

Gonna shoot me some cute woodland critters

The Oregon Trail DOS Perhaps I should have considered TWA

Perhaps I should have considered TWA


The Oregon Trail Screenshots

Windows version

The Oregon Trail Windows The game's title screen. The game runs in a window with many options such as save, load & help being available via the menu bar.

The game's title screen. The game runs in a window with many options such as save, load & help being available via the menu bar.

The Oregon Trail Windows The start of the game, a sort of mission objective screen.

The start of the game, a sort of mission objective screen.

The Oregon Trail Windows The party is already partly complete, just waiting for the player to join.

The party is already partly complete, just waiting for the player to join.

The Oregon Trail Windows On many screens there is an 'Explain' button. This brings up a window to guide the players' choices. Here there one explains the implication of their career choice.

On many screens there is an 'Explain' button. This brings up a window to guide the players' choices. Here there one explains the implication of their career choice.

The Oregon Trail Windows Equipping the party at the general store prior to departure. The cash available depends upon the players choice of career.

Equipping the party at the general store prior to departure. The cash available depends upon the players choice of career.

The Oregon Trail Windows The journey is about to start.

The journey is about to start.

The Oregon Trail Windows The main game screen. The top window shows the oxen pulling the wagon across the plains. At night there's an animation of a campfire. The journal builds up as the 'days' pass.

The main game screen. The top window shows the oxen pulling the wagon across the plains. At night there's an animation of a campfire. The journal builds up as the 'days' pass.

The Oregon Trail Windows The game is full of incidents. These pop up in small windows like this that overwrite the central part of the game screen.

The game is full of incidents. These pop up in small windows like this that overwrite the central part of the game screen.

The Oregon Trail Windows This is the game screen after the bullet stealing incident, note the journal has been updated.

This is the game screen after the bullet stealing incident, note the journal has been updated.

The Oregon Trail Windows There are many rivers to cross. The size and depth vary.

There are many rivers to cross. The size and depth vary.

The Oregon Trail Windows There are various ways of crossing the rivers. Get it wrong and it could cost a wagon, goods and even a party member.

There are various ways of crossing the rivers. Get it wrong and it could cost a wagon, goods and even a party member.

The Oregon Trail Windows Each river crossing comes with an animation.

Each river crossing comes with an animation.

The Oregon Trail Windows At any point during the day the party can stop and hunt. The cursor turns into cross hairs allowing game to be shot with a mouse click.

At any point during the day the party can stop and hunt. The cursor turns into cross hairs allowing game to be shot with a mouse click.

The Oregon Trail Windows The first fort has been reached.

The first fort has been reached.

The Oregon Trail Windows Past the first fort and the going gets tough. The land here is barren and every day there's a picture of starving oxen. On top of that Ezra has broken a leg.

Past the first fort and the going gets tough. The land here is barren and every day there's a picture of starving oxen. On top of that Ezra has broken a leg.