The Oregon Trail – Free Classic Online Game!

The Oregon Trail – Free Classic Online Game!

Play this old 1990 classics game and relieve old memories of survival and despair! As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. The Oregon Trail incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).

Educational Elements
Geography, History, Managerial, Hunting

Adventure, Educational, Simulation

Notes: For those of you who can’t get past the part after entering names, if you pressed the shift button, you are stuck in caps lock. Pressing numbers will make the game think you’re entering the numbers with the shift buttons. If you do not press the shift button and enter your names in lowercase, the game runs fine.

Tips: Those with problems need to try Google Chrome. The numbers switch from the top to the keypad at the start of the game (when it asks the month) and that if you start another game they reverse (top keys vs keypad). Not very hard to figure out.

Hunting Tips: For those of you below who can’t find the hunt option, it appears when you hit the ‘enter’ key WHILE TRAVELING on the trail. Each hunt costs one day. The travel screen gives you clues about good hunt locales. Green grass is good. Yellow grass, bad water and poor graze areas are bad.

You can only carry 100 pounds of food back to your wagon per hunt so don’t waste bullets for overkill (which also makes further hunts in the area more difficult). A deer has around 75 pounds of food. Smaller game like birds and squirrels are worth less and are harder to kill thus wasting bullets unless you are a crack shot.

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