Retro Game Friday: Oregon Trail




This week I’m going over an old game, something I used to play back in 1st grade during recess during the winter and could beat in the half hour of time we had off. It’s Oregon Trail.

Plot Synopsis: You are a poor fool who decided to go to Oregon to live a better life free from the crap in the rest of the world, it might be your last good idea.

Plot: Okay I was kind of kidding above, this is a simulation game and there really is no plot.

Gameplay: The most “fun” was the hunting aspect of the game, although if you chose to travel by river at the end you could have fun dodging rocks in the river. You chose to play as a traveler who loaded up his family and tried to bring your family through wind and rain and snow and get to Oregon via the Oregon Trail. You’d have to deal with diseases and plenty of other things as well. That’s about all I remember about the game itself, as the last time I played it was in the winter during 2nd grade in elementary school.

Music: I hated the music that got played through the old Macintosh speakers, and even if I wasn’t in the library I would’ve had the music off.

Art: It was okay for it’s time, but not spectacular. It’s terrible now a days.

Overall: If you haven’t played this game at least once you should. Than you can safely say that you’ve played one of the worst games ever, but probably the best educational game ever. Excepting Portal of course.

For those who like: Oregon, Simulators, Old games.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but it probably won’t be Oregon.

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