Oregon Trail , the nostalgic early computer game in which players go on a virtual version of the trek early settlers made (and face all the old-timey challenges they would have encountered), is back. Travel Oregon , the state’s tourism organization has released a playable version of the game on their website.
The game is free in the Android Market (that’s zero buckskins for you pioneer types) and available now for all recent versions of Android .
Developed in 1974 by MECC, the original Oregon Trail was created to teach students about the harsh realities of frontier life. You can hunt for food to improve your odds of survival, but nobody survives Oregon Trail .
They played games such as London Bridge, leap frog, button-button, and other games . on the trail , but formal schooling waited until they were settled in Oregon .
The Applegate train began to assemble in late April, the best time to get rolling. The date of departure had to be selected with care. If they began the more than 2,000-mile journey too early in the spring, there would not be enough grass on the prairie to keep the livestock strong enough to travel.
Nearly one in ten who set off on the Oregon Trail did not survive. The two biggest causes of death were disease and accidents .
four to six months
Beat the first one and Oregon Trail II several times. When hunting try to kill Buffalo or Bear. Float the wagon or take a ferry instead of trying to ford rivers if the river is over 2 feet deep. Don’t run out of ammunition and food. Just keep one spare part of each type. Travel at a grueling pace. Leave in March.
Most of the settlers used oxen to pull their wagons. Traveling wasn’t too bad with the wagons on the flat terrain of the prairies, but once the settlers reached the Rocky Mountains, getting the wagons up and down steep trails was very difficult . Dangers. Traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1800s was a dangerous journey.
When starting the game, buy the minimum: 5 to 10 boxes of bullets, 2 oxen, 2 sets of clothes, 1 of each spare part, 75lbs of food. As soon as the trail starts, hunt once a day (for big game) until the hunting is scarce, then switch to every other day.
The Oregon Trail was a roughly 2,000-mile route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon , which was used by hundreds of thousands of American pioneers in the mid-1800s to emigrate west. The trail was arduous and snaked through Missouri and present-day Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and finally into Oregon .
As for desserts — they were simple, but many and varied. There were apple dump- lings, rice and bread puddings, soft molasses cookies, sugar jumbles, and mincemeat, pumpkin, dried apple, or custard pies. On special occasions we might have lemon pie. It was not necessary to skimp on eggs or milk.
The original game was designed to teach 8th grade school children about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding a party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon’s Willamette Valley via a covered wagon in 1848.
Captain Benjamin Bonneville