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The Oregon Trail
DOS - 1990
Also available on: Mac - Apple II
Description of The Oregon Trail
There are few video games more fondly remembered than the Oregon Trail. It has inspired countless gamers and spawned countless memes. Still, it is hard to say how much of the fondness gamers feel towards this storied title is due to the fact that Oregon Trail was literally the first (and in some cases, the only) video game many children played. Much of its exposure came in classrooms, due to its educational nature.
By the standards of the time in which the 1990 “Classic Edition” was released, much less those of today, there's very little actual substance to Oregon Trail, and many will find it either tiresomely repetitive or only good for a brief jaunt down nostalgia lane.
Gameplay in the older versions of Oregon Trail consists mostly of hunting every day to make the most of your food supply (a minigame where you shoot at a variety of game) and waiting for your party to reach the next landmark.
Later versions, including the 1992 Oregon Trail Deluxe and the 1995 Oregon Trail II offer vast improvements on both graphics and gameplay. In fact, many adults in their 30s today are far more likely to have grown up on either of those than the variants of the Ur Oregon Trail.
Still, this remains an artifact for the curious. While this is a step up from the days of having to type “Bang” and “Pow” to shoot game in the earliest versions, a quick play of Oregon Trail: Classic Edition will show kids (and many adults) how lucky they've had it compared to Generation X, who had to walk to school through snow, uphill both ways, to get to their vidya.
Review By P. Alexander
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Screenshots from MobyGames.com / Platform: Apple II
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Comments and reviews
HELLO2021-01-070 point DOS version
Responding to gerald.
Unzip the file and open OREGON.EXE with DOSBox
how tf do i run this on dos box idk how computers work
idontknowsomenerdiguess2020-09-170 point DOS version
i play it in school i play in house i play it in bathroom i play it in shower i play it in coffin
Kevin B2020-06-080 point DOS version
If your trying to run this game on a Windows 10 PC, you will need DOSbox to run it as it won't run normally in this version of Windows.
Morbid_Decay2020-05-140 point DOS version
This is my first time playing it. it's sooooooooo good!
vicsar2020-05-093 points DOS version
I had never played the original, only the deluxe version. This is fun :-)
Bear Vs. Salmon, you can convert one of the mainframe versions, they're pretty small and entirely in BASIC. Otherwise this is almost identical: http://www.atariarchives.org/bca/Chapter02_WestwardHo.php
the only one still using win xp2019-02-23-2 points DOS version
why does it skip when on the trail unless something happens i'm playing on windows xp
I remember playing the Classic Oregon Trail on IBM Networking computers as a kid.. That and Primary Editor Plus, Where in the World/USA is Carmen Sandiego, and other 'Educational' classics.. Talk about Nostalgia..
OTV12019-01-03-3 points Apple II version
I am looking for a copy of the original version of Oregon trail on 51/4 floppy disk for apple ll
Off topic2018-04-173 points
It's a shame. 'Pg' is using an online platform (likely with a decent device) to ban a generation about their access to technology.
I am a millennial. I remember playing in school. That's why I am on this page in the first place. Just kind of food for thought to those predisposed do decide others morals based on age. At least last millennials are discriminatory by a LARGE margin. But that's numbers not opinion.
I'm glad to see this on here so I can reminisce the days when nothing could go wrong.
this game is awesome even though i just finished it yesterday lol
dfortae2018-01-12-3 points DOS version
I review The Oregon Trail here: http://youtu.be/KHXThZGUWrw
Ted2017-10-271 point Mac version
It works under SheepShaver running 9.04.
Retro Never Goes Out Of Style2017-07-230 point
Works just fine in M.E.S.S. on Ubuntu.
PG2017-06-27-11 points Apple II version
I remember playing this game back in 1990 while I was in the sixth grade. I used to love going to the computer lab with my class each week, just so we could play The Oregon Trail on those Old School Apple computers. Each of us were so enthralled by the game, it was the only time that an instructor didn't have to tell us to be quiet. Kids today (Millenials) will never understand how fun and educational The Oregon Trail was for our generation. Sadly, the main reasons they use computers is to connect on Social Media (which has led to Cyber Bullying),
Hacking/Stealing personal information, and other nonsense. Only Xennials can comprehend how Awesome this game is, was and always will be! We grew up during a time when life was simple, and technology had not overstepped it's boundaries by consuming the entire world, and turning everyone into illiterate zombies that can't function without an Iphone in their hand.
Bear Vs. Salmon2017-04-218 points Apple II version
It won't run on my TI-83! Halp.
I can't play it on my iPad
Every public school in America had a copy of this back in the day, even the tiny school in rural Idaho I grew up in. Many younger people might find it boring, and wonder what we see in it. In all honesty, with the nostalgia glasses off it might not seem like much, but dagnabit yunguns it was fun!
RandomStranger2017-01-131 point Mac version
I cant play it on my mac :(
Warrior_4_Christ2016-12-28-1 point DOS version
Best Game Ever!!!
Luna Moonrider2016-12-054 points
Need to make one for tablets! I hate the settler game. Want the real game on tablet! So does everybody else. Everybody's asking for it.
TC2016-10-31-2 points Mac version
Will it run on OS X 10.12?
frustrated2016-10-24-3 points Mac version
won't work on my Mac :(
Bubba2016-10-17-2 points DOS version
I can't play the game on my browser
cameron pendergraft2016-04-12-13 points
this game sucks its mostly history:O(
loving this game
blondiebear2015-09-13-7 points Mac version
How do you set it up for macbook?
RetroGamer2015-07-102 points Mac version
wow. i love this game and havent played in years! i recently installed mini vmac-- here goes gaming:)
confused2015-05-30-3 points Mac version
Can you play this without downloading?
abi2015-04-221 point DOS versionHow to find old florida drivers license number.
amazing loved it
Lord_Xarti2015-04-09-4 points DOS version
Why are you all using JUST DOSbox? Use the far superior LaunchBox *(Which includes DOSbox and many more emulators) that does a lot of this behind the scenes work for you? I got the newest version *(4.6 as of this typing) and it works like a dream for me.
Chauncey2015-01-14-1 point Mac version
I wanna play this so badly but my PC is messed up.
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Boat2014-11-150 point Mac version
This better have the peperony and chease epigraph..
Me, Myself, and I2014-11-040 point Mac version
If only they had had Viagra. :o(
Simba72014-10-211 point DOS version
Windows 7? You'll need DOSBox to run any DOS-based games on Windows 7. That, or find an old 286/386.
paulo josé2014-09-10-2 points DOS version
this game relate the live the people to living in contry the oregon .
this good for learn the history the civilizacion.
James2014-08-300 point Mac version
Steven2014-08-180 point DOS version
does not run on windows 7
Kronick2014-07-271 point DOS version
WoW !!! I was in 6th/7th grade when this game came out been looking for a few yrs for a copy. Always loved coming upon a river and deciding how to handle it. A lot of times would forge the rivers but not always the wise way to go. Current would usually tip you over and cost you supplies. LOL Oh well..
rss2014-03-220 point DOS version
old time goodness
GoodOleDays2013-11-103 points DOS version
Long live the days of surviving and dying from dysentery..
Raminess2012-10-064 points DOS version
We've ALL died of dysentery! :(
rmn2011-12-163 points DOS version
how many died of dysentery? ^^
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