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Description

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).

Screenshots

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.
The Oregon Trail Apple II Out hunting.
The Oregon Trail Windows 3.x Introduction
The Oregon Trail Apple II Attempting to cross the river.

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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)

Critic Reviews

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

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Notes for later submissions... 10 Pseudo_Intellectual (60787)
Dec 07, 2011

Trivia

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).

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.)
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3233), Peter Hall (150) and Scaryfun (17624)