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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 start of the game, a sort of mission objective screen.
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 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.
The Oregon Trail Windows The party is already partly complete, just waiting for the player to join.

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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 (3234) added The Oregon Trail (Windows) on Jun 17, 2002
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