I know it’s been quite a while since I last took a journey into the world of the Oregon Trail, and to be quite honest, I took this particular journey a long time ago, and I’m just finally getting around to posting it. For those of you who aren’t aware of what I’m trying to achieve here, I was “inspired” after watching the Oregon Trail 3DS quick look to try and figure out where this series went off the rails. In previous entries I played through the original Apple II version included on educational compilation discs, and the Apple II version that everyone is familiar with from grade school.
Of course, I’m younger than most people that are familiar with the oregon trail, and the first version of the game I ever played was the Oregon Trail Deluxe for DOS, which is what I’ll be playing here today. I know I make comments about the music over and over, and I’m not really sure why, I was a bit enthralled by it perhaps. I found this version of the game much easier to play than any of the previous versions, and while it still seemed a bit too similar to previous versions, they certainly added enough to make it worthwhile. Also, if we’re being honest, there was not a huge group of people looking for reviews of the new Oregon Trail in Computer Gaming World and making sure that it had enough new content to warrant a purchase.
Now that I’ve finally gotten around to posting this one three months after the previous one, I think I’ll keep going, but I will likely switch to a text-only format, where I’m honestly way more comfortable. In addition, getting video of these old games can be a real chore. If there’s enough interest, I’ll keep doing the videos. Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to play through every single one of these damn games, but I might only relay my experiences in text. Anyway, enough of my babbling, here’s the Oregon Trail Deluxe.
Next time, I’ll be taking a look at what is probably the most complex version of the Oregon Trail ever made, Oregon Trail 2. Oregon Trail 2 is also the last game that was published under the MECC name, though many people from that team worked on Oregon Trail 3. See you then!