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Friday Fun: Do You Remember Oregon Trail?

Do you remember the classic Oregon Trail game for the Apple II computer? I think everybody played this game at some point or another, but did anybody actually win? I don’t think I ever got to the end without dying…

If you want to enjoy the retro experience of playing this classic game (or any of the Apple II games) on your Windows computer, all you have to do is follow the instructions MysticGeek has laid out, and you can be fording rivers and killing off your oxen in no time.

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Play Oregon Trail The Way You Remember It – MysticGeek’s Realm

If you really want to show off your love for the game, or just how nerdy you are, you can even buy a t-shirt with “You have died of dysentery” on the front.

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You Have Died of Dysentery T-shirt from BustedTees

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  • Published 09/14/07

Comments (6)

  1. Ryan Wagner

    Darn right I remember it…who didn’t play that game! I almost feel like whipping it out now. :)

  2. Gt

    This made my friggin day!

  3. Sarah

    I sure do remember this game. I loved it! Glad to see I can play it again!! Thank you.

  4. Beth

    At my grade school, we actually had a competition to see who could get the farthest in the game, and they had two boards posted – 1 for those who had beaten the game, with their completion time, etc., and 1 for those who routinely died. One guy was on the “those who died” board more times than I could count (they did little headstones with your name on it if you got killed).

    On another note, they came out with an Anniversary Edition box set for Oregon Trail several years ago. It came in a wooden box and had all the editions of OT that had come out, but in Windows format. I still have it lying around somewhere at home. Even to this day, I never have completed the game. Closest I ever got was the mountains out west, where I died of hypothermia.

  5. RYAN

    i actually have yukon trail for my old windows 95. im only fourteen and i loved yukon trail

  6. Debi

    They have a version of this on Facebook and its pretty true to form! Your friends can join in and create their own wagons – addicted!

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