4 out of 5
Educational simulation with a good theme
This puzzle and adventure flick basically has an educational theme where the goal is to educate the gamers about the Oregan trail or how people of that age led their life in tough situations with a limited amount of resources. You will basically travel from one region to another and from one place to another on the trail and will have to use your instinctive and rational decision making for surviving the journey. Moving to your desired destination will be the main focus but you will need to address the various hurdles on the way and will have to keep an eye on the factors such as food etc. The diversity ion the gameplay is in terms of the scenarios and the decisions making for every scenario. When short on food, you can hunt animals and for crossing hurdles, you will be exposed to some good and bad options in which the good one will make you move on and the bad one will cause your death. So always make the decisions considering all the factors. The level designs, the characters and the scenarios have been designed with a good amount of creativity. Its successor The Oregon Trail deluxe has even more to offer in terms of variety, gameplay and graphics
5 out of 5
One of the most famous edu-game
The Oregon Trail is a computer game riginally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in 1974. The game's main purpose was to teach children how life was back in the 19th century on the Oregon Trail. The game amazed for much good of a traveling simulator it turned out to be. The game mostly focuses on getting to the other end of the Oregon Trail, by passing certain obstacles, such as river crossing. This is not just a game where you blindly move forward until you reach your destination. No. Here, you have to take into consideration many things, such has the food count, which is one of the most important elements of gameplay. Whenever you feel that your food is low, you can go out hunting to gain more food. Whenever you face an obstacle, you're given some choices of to go around them. Of course, not all of them are good, some of them lead you to your death. The graphics in the initial game were good and got better with the remade. Overall, The Oregon Trail is a great educational game and for those of you who want to learn more about the trail, go ahead and play this game.