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As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. The Oregon Trail incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).


The Oregon Trail Windows The party is already partly complete, just waiting for the player to join.
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 Oregon Trail Windows There are many rivers to cross. The size and depth vary.
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.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Oregon Trail: Classic Edition" -- Softkey CD-ROM release title

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SuperKids 1998 3.5 out of 5 70
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

The Oregon Trail appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Octopus Books (ISBN 978-184403-681-3).

Related Web Sites

  • On the Oregon Trail (A short story inspired by this game, authored by Caitlin Horrocks and published in the Jan '09 edition of the Hobart literary journal.)
PCGamer77 (3237) added The Oregon Trail (Windows) on Jun 17, 2002
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