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The Oregon Trail

By Gameloft

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Embark on Gameloft's refreshing revisit of the classic game you used to play on Apple II now.
The press already love it. You’ll love it too.

**IGN: 8,5/10 + Editors's Choice Award: “A smart remake of the acclaimed classic, complete with fantastic new visuals. You'll jam on it for weeks."
**Pocket Gamer: 9/10 + Gold Award - "An example of how classic games can be remade for modern play without losing nostalgic lustre or alienating with outdated design"
**Touch Arcade: “The Oregon Trail for iPhone really does seem to make dysentary fun again!”
**TapCritic: 5/5
**148Apps: 4,5/5


Westward, Ho! Your favorite pioneering adventure game is back and takes you to an exciting, historical side-scrolling adventure entirely rethought to fit the Touch experience of your iPhone / iPod touch.

- All of the decision-making and problem-solving fun of the original game.
- Prepare for your departure: Select the members of your party, choose your departure date and purchase supplies.
- Fun and educational! Historical references through real locations and famous characters from the past, plus historic facts perfectly explain the perilous journey of pioneers.

- 8 skill-based mini-games, including 2 accelerometer-based challenges: hunting, fishing, river crossing, rafting, wagon repairing, telegraph, berry picking, and gold panning.
- Random events (disease, bandits, hitchhikers, etc.) faced by real pioneers increases the challenge.
- Side-missions add more excitement to your journey, affecting your westward trek.
- Refreshed with modern, colored graphics in a cartoonish style.

- Post your achievements on your Wall.
- Challenge your friends by inviting them to play The Oregon Trail with the Tell A Friend feature.

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Highly recommended for fans of retro gaming, edutainment, educational games, and strategy.

Certain apps allow you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third party advertisements that may redirect you to a third party site.

What's New in Version 1.9.8

Even more stuff to take you further on The Oregon Trail!
- Access the Store any time during the game from the in-game menu.
- New items, including materials, to combine to create new equipment, food, medicines to cure illnesses, covers to reduce food consumption, etc.
- Combine specific materials to create new equipment.
- Barter materials for other ones you need.
- Undertake additional missions that reward you in coins and equipment.
- Purchase buildings in towns to earn coins regularly during your journey.

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Customer Reviews

Need A LOT of improvements!


graphics, sounds (even though there isn't much of it)


Here are some improvements:

**Quests: you should be able to continue updating your quest log from the easy game all the way to the end, instead of starting over every game. (example , you need 4 feathers, well if you only seen the eagle 1 time per game , how the heck can you complete that quest unless it adds up)

**Need to be able to hunt and fish and trade freely (when ever and where ever, the catch is time spent while doing these things)

**selling stuffs in town, give us a break, the store charge like $30 for an item and only pay you $1-$3! Need to increase the amount the store will pay.


** THE REAL MONEY ISSUE, was the gold coin not enough, why pay more money for stuff you can't use outside of just this game.
Should make it so people could get the game cash for supporting other apps made by this company or it's associate . (better make it so you can keep using the money from the start of each game instead of burning it all on one game) example if you have $500 cash in the game once you beat easy , when you play hard, you still have that $500 and every game after that, only change if you save up more!

Just have to ask yourself what this app has that makes it better then the original game, now ask yourself what this app LACK that even the old computer game can be better.

You're crazy!

Why is this game still 1.2GB? Don't like to work on customer feedback? There are 1,000,000 other app store developers who will. This is a poor investment.


You better believe I'm gonna keep updating this review so people can see it and continue to report this app.


Do not trust Gameloft. Every game they release becomes a giant advertisement for other games in an update at some point. For new buyers: this game is old and marred with advertisements now. They also added an in-game purchase option to advance you down the trail faster. This was never in the original game. Likewise the developer claims the game size is 300mb but it is instead 1.2GB. It's not worth the space, trust me. Frankly it makes NO SENSE to buy this game. While it definitely provides the nostalgia of the Oregon Trail game, it also ruins the experience through deceptive programming and advertising practices. Gameloft 💩 on this franchise title. For shame. In fact I feel shame for ever being convinced to pay .99 to be advertised to. Crooks! Do not buy Gameloft apps, period...


Uhm, this app says it takes 1.2GB on my device? I thought it was just me but it's not. I uninstalled and reinstalled and had the same issue. You indicate below the app is under 300mb. What gives? Now with iOS 5 I can clearly see the discrepancy in the file size. Fix this issue because NO OTHER GAME takes up that space on my device. This game shouldn't even be 300mb in my opinion. Get real.

Very Disappointing

As someone who enjoyed Oregon Trail many, many years ago, I was very disappointed in this version of the game.

The interface often feels awkward, and often had a claustrophobic feel. The organization of the store often feels haphazard. The map is hard to read and never gives you a good sense of the journey you are making.

I found that the gameplay relied far too much on the mini-games, which quickly became tedious.

Then there is the issue that the game essentially requires the use of real money to play. The idea that you can use real money to circumvent most challenges is distasteful to me, but if there are people out there willing to spend money to essentially not play the game, who am I to judge?

However, that is not where they stopped with real money system. You have to pretty much accept that the kids will never make it to Oregon if you don't pay, and that you won't be able to play anything beyond the normal difficulty. The hard difficulty is tuned to be impossible without spending real money. (I made several attempts at the hard difficulty before I finally accepted that it was't a strategy problem blocking my progress, but the tuning.) You also will be limited in your use of the barter system, but since the barter system doesn't add much value to the gameplay, I don't consider that to be a big deal.

I bought this game out of a sense of nostalgia. This app only made me miss the old Oregon Trail game even more.

The Oregon Trail
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2011
  • Version: 1.9.8
  • Size: 314 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
  • Seller: Gameloft

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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