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MacRumors
Sep 27, 2011, 08:47 PM
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The Oregon Trail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oregon_Trail_(video_game)) is a classic educational travel game following a family heading west from Independence, Missouri to Oregon, during the gold rush in 1848.

The official iPhone port (http://www.gameloft.com/iphone-games/the-oregon-trail/) of Oregon Trail is being offered free for a limited time by developer Gameloft as a promotion for the release of its sequel, The Oregon Trail: American Settler.
Assume the role of a wagon leader in a side-view journey where your strategic decisions must ensure the safety of your party along the treacherous Oregon Trail. Overcome the perilous journey to Oregon in America's Wild West. Just like the real pioneers, experience the decision-making, problem-solving, and role-playing fun of this historical event. A unique strategy/educational game relating the first pioneers' journey to Western American.le-1mHNRpck
The Oregon Trail is normally $0.99 (http://appshopper.com/games/the-oregon-trail) from the App Store, currently free for "a few days." [iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-oregon-trail/id307519882?mt=8)]

Article Link: Gameloft Giving Away The Oregon Trail for iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/27/gameloft-giving-away-the-oregon-trail-for-iphone/)



darkslayer13
Sep 27, 2011, 08:52 PM
Sweet! My favorite childhood game - even if I died of dysentery!

Btrthnezr3
Sep 27, 2011, 09:30 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

Loved this game as a kid...played this on Mac's back in elementary. Beast Mode!

batchtaster
Sep 27, 2011, 09:41 PM
Maya has dysentery.

That sure sounds like a game I want to play.

aziatiklover
Sep 27, 2011, 09:56 PM
Cool thanx for the tip.

seamer
Sep 27, 2011, 10:08 PM
I already have this... Never played the original, but I found this version to be over the top... A little too comical, I guess.

Westacular
Sep 27, 2011, 11:46 PM
... but does it include the "Hiram the Blacksmith" modules?

ModestForumName
Sep 28, 2011, 01:59 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

WTH happened to my hunting?!?!? This isn't what I remembered as a kid =(

japasneezemonk
Sep 28, 2011, 03:59 AM
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?



...reminisce.

thelatinist
Sep 28, 2011, 07:57 AM
Apparently they've changed the game to include a currency you have to purchase through in-app purchases in order to play. Although the game used to have almost 5 stars, most of the new ratings are much lower. Too bad.

Morrius
Sep 28, 2011, 08:01 AM
This isn't the Oregon Trail you grew up with on the Apple IIe. More like a collection of minigames.

alust2013
Sep 28, 2011, 08:05 AM
This isn't the Oregon Trail you grew up with on the Apple IIe. More like a collection of minigames.

Pity. I remember playing many hours on a friend's LCIII back on system 7. That was the best version of the game.

TexasEric
Sep 28, 2011, 09:48 AM
WTH happened to my hunting?!?!? This isn't what I remembered as a kid =(

If I remember correctly, it was something like "type B-A-N-G" to kill the animal. Definitely not the version I played as a kid.

gageray
Sep 28, 2011, 09:50 AM
Game play on this is crazy, I can't finish the game in under an hour. That is a long time to be playing a game on the iPhone, also I can't ever get to Oregon before December for some reason even at the fastest pace.

rick snagwell
Sep 28, 2011, 10:56 AM
looks like you will spend around $400 on in app purchases to do anything cool.

anyone know if there is a download for the OG one on a mac?

here

http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html

SirChadwick
Sep 28, 2011, 12:22 PM
As a kid of the 80's, I remember playing Oregon Trail on my Commodore 64. Holy smoke I'm getting old.

Darth.Titan
Sep 28, 2011, 01:26 PM
I bought this game when it was first released and played through it very easily. It's not a short game, but it was much easier than the original. No challenge, no fun.

Also as ModestForumName noted, there's no hunting. There were also no in-app purchases when I played either.

EDIT: Apparently the game has changed quite a bit since I first installed it...

coder12
Sep 28, 2011, 01:49 PM
Awesome, I loved this game as a kid.

Grueling pace,
no rations,
continue on!

We'd always see who could last the longest :)

42streetsdown
Sep 28, 2011, 02:33 PM
not nearly as fun as the original. it has stupid micro transactions for items which kills the mood of the game.

bradl
Sep 28, 2011, 02:38 PM
I bought this game when it was first released and played through it very easily. It's not a short game, but it was much easier than the original. No challenge, no fun.

Also as ModestForumName noted, there's no hunting. There were also no in-app purchases when I played either.

EDIT: Apparently the game has changed quite a bit since I first installed it...

Interesting.. the version I have has hunting.. and I bought it last year, plus installed the updated version.. then again, I updated while in the middle of the game, so I'll have to check again. It keeps crashing on my iPhone 3G, but that may be because of being in the middle of it.


As a kid of the 80's, I remember playing Oregon Trail on my Commodore 64. Holy smoke I'm getting old.


Know how you feel. I played this on my Apple IIe when I was 9. Great times. I may pull it back out and see how it runs compared to this!

BL.

Doctor Q
Sep 28, 2011, 03:42 PM
Oregon Trail is a cool game. I think it was one of those games that originally came on umpteen floppy disks, like King's Quest.

Consultant
Sep 28, 2011, 04:50 PM
Interesting.. the version I have has hunting.. and I bought it last year, plus installed the updated version.. then again, I updated while in the middle of the game, so I'll have to check again. It keeps crashing on my iPhone 3G, but that may be because of being in the middle of it.


The old school computer version allows hunting anytime to get food (instead of buying food).

Current iOS version doesn't have [anytime] hunting, probably to force some people to pay the freemium fee. (Especially with all those things you have to do that requires items you can't gather).

Other problems:
- Incessant loading screens, even on iPad 2
- Custom scrolling behavior doesn't not match that of iOS standard behavior

not nearly as fun as the original. it has stupid micro transactions for items which kills the mood of the game.

Freemium tax.

bradl
Sep 28, 2011, 05:45 PM
The old school computer version allows hunting anytime to get food (instead of buying food).

Current iOS version doesn't have hunting, probably to force some people to pay the freemium fee. (Especially with all those things you have to do that requires items you can't gather).

Other problems:
- Incessant loading screens, even on iPad 2
- Custom scrolling behavior doesn't not match that of iOS standard behavior


Freemium tax.

Good to know.. I haven't deleted the previous version, so I may drop back down to that version and be happy.

BL.

zachlegomaniac
Sep 28, 2011, 07:05 PM
DLed it as soon as I saw this post. I want the green and black version without the option to buy fake money with real money! Still fun.

Tiggs
Sep 28, 2011, 07:41 PM
They ruined the game by almost forcing you to purchase currency to play it. So sad, had some promise too. :(

rman726
Sep 28, 2011, 07:56 PM
I want the old Oregon Trail, not this modern BS

accessoriesguy
Sep 28, 2011, 08:29 PM
the original should come bundled somewhere hidden in every mac, easily one of the greatest games ever :)

bradkrischel
Sep 29, 2011, 06:05 AM
Downloaded!

SirChadwick
Sep 29, 2011, 08:17 AM
I want the old Oregon Trail, not this modern BS

Yeah, the original version didn't ask me for REAL cash.

nxent
Sep 29, 2011, 01:08 PM
not bad. now, does anyone know why this game is taking up 1.17GB on my iphone?

triptyx
Sep 30, 2011, 04:20 PM
Yup, this version sucks. I'm with you - don't understand why it's 1gb too. :P