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The Oregon Trail®

By Gameloft

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Description

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 Editors' Choice Award: “The Oregon Trail is a fantastic re-imagining of the original educational game.”
**Pocket Gamer's Gold Award: “The Oregon Trail exudes a level of quality in its design and presentation.”
**The mobile game was named Best Casual Mobile Game at Spike TV’s Video Game Awards

Westward, Ho! Your favorite pioneering adventure game is back and takes you to an exciting, historical side-scrolling adventure entirely retooled to fit the touch experience on your iPad.

- All of the decision-making and problem-solving fun of the original game.

- 8 skill-based mini-games: hunting, fishing, river crossing, rafting, wagon repairing, telegraph, berry picking, and gold panning.

- Prepare for your departure: Select the members of your party, choose your departure date and purchase supplies.

- Overcome random events (disease, bandits, weather, etc.) and make your travels easier with various items to purchase, barter and create.

- Earn extra coins and equipment with side missions and buildings to rent in towns.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Great, but buggy

I LOVE being able to play Oregon Trail again! I've missed it so much and this reincarnation delivers a lot of what my nostalgia needed. I like the addition of several mini games not present in the version I played in computer lab in middle school - most notably gold panning and fishing. It's a little monotonous but not as monotonous as the Facebook version that made us victim to lack of "stamina." My primary criticism is that it's not as educational - I remember getting a little blurb about the historical significance of every landmark. Not here. It also has some sort of bug that makes it move very slowly at times, which makes the mini games impossible. The time counter goes in real time while your character moves at half time or maybe less - when you need to catch 60 lbs of fish in 50 seconds, that's just not cool. To fix this i've had to reach a save point (landmark) and restart the app. This problem could be fixed in a new version, I'm sure, and I look forward to that. Also, perhaps the biggest problem, is the exorbitant price of "cash" which is a necessity if you want to complete all of the missions. Sorry, not buying that. In short, if you just want to recapture a bit of the nostalgia and don't mind not finishing every single mission, download this. If you didn't play OT as a kid or and are looking for an engaging app, pass.

I don't want to pay to succeed...

I'm sick of every game that used to be genuinely good turning to the dark side and making its users pay for every extra little thing. Before, this game was just... well, The Oregon Trail, like we all remember. There was no store on the trail, which meant no encouragement to buy fake dollar bills to buy pixels to help in-game. I don't know if it's peer pressure or greed that is driving all the developers to put in these stupid in-app purchases, but just about everyone is sick of them. I loved this game prior to all of this and would definitely have given five stars. Now I feel like it's just mediocre and doesn't stand out at all.

I know there's no going back, but if you could then maybe this game would be wonderful again.

As for the gameplay itself, it is nicely done. The witty remarks made by the family are somewhat amusing. The activities are fun as well (they should occur more often!).

TL;DR? The game is fun but in-app purchases ruin it for me.

Absolute disappointment!

The game is so disappointing. From the very start my kids complained about it after I purchased it for them. I tied it myself and found their complaints are valid. For the mini games the one in which pa fixes the wagon. The challenges continue getting tougher such as hitting 25 nails in 50 seconds. The problem is in some of the challenges it is four or five seconds before a nail shows up and then another three seconds between nails. It is physically impossible to beat the challenges and it is nothing but frustration and disappointment for small children. I find the games also slows down and will even momentarily freeze when you stop the travel to look at your menu. The game has completely frozen more than once. As a parent who played this game as a child myself I find this to be most disappointing and no way can this be constituted as educational entertainment. The only educational component for my kids is a life lesson is that quality is not important to a company who simply want to profit from a child's Christmas iTunes gift card.

The Oregon Trail®
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Released: Oct 13, 2011
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 325 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
  • Seller: Gameloft

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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