Monday, July 14, 2008

"Just ford the river!"

I'm sure anyone born between 1970-1980 played Oregon Trail at some point during grade school. I was supposed to be educational (and it was), but it has 3 things that made it great.

1) Naming your own characters. Who wouldn't want Batman or Mr.T leading your wagon train?
2) Hunting for Food. Gun down as many animals as possible, even though you can only carry 100 lbs of meat.
3)FORD THE RIVER!!! No matter how shallow or deep, you always ford! The main purpose was to see how many in your party you could kill off and how much supplies you could loose. That's when shit got interesting. It became a survival game.


We open in Independence, Mo...




Create the ultimate Oregon Trail Wagon Train Crew



First you have to buy supplies for the trip





It's you or them. Shoot as many critters as possible.



Rivers, givers and takers of life. Ford that sucker!



30 feet deep? Screw you river! I can beat you!


Maybe not...

The carnage
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McFarty! Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!



http://actionnooz.com/news/?p=268
If you're dying to play the game again, here's a link to a "how to install" step by step that has links to the Apple emulator and the original "Oregon Trail" game.

-DR.G

2 comments:

blissful-queen said...

I was born in '85, but the first grade classroom had really old, clunky computers, so I remember playing this. What we used to do was name the characters after people we hated and then starve them to death. How lovely, lol.
~Laura

-J said...

Oregon Trail just came out as an updated game for the iphone/pod Touch. Very Cool! Check it out.