DescriptionAs 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).
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- "The Oregon Trail: Classic Edition" -- Softkey CD-ROM release title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Hunger / Thirst
- Gameplay feature: Hunting
- Oregon Trail series
- Setting: Western / Old West
- Trail games
|A fun game, but it doesn't feel like you're really traveling the trail||DOS||OceansDaughter (109)|
|A classic of its period and genre.||Apple II||PCGamer77 (3233)|
|SuperKids||Windows||1998||3.5 out of 5||70|
|All Game Guide||Windows||1998||70|
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|Notes for later submissions...||10||Pseudo_Intellectual (61101)
Dec 07, 2011
1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You DieThe Oregon Trail appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Octopus Books (ISBN 978-184403-681-3).
The book's summary (p.22): The Oregon Trail has seen countless ports and remakes since its 1971 debut, but the canonical version is probably the 1985 version for Apple II computers. It's this edition, with color graphics that were remarkably detailed for the time, that most players remember as their first encounter with that strange beast known as "edutainment".
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.)