I can’t believe my hubby has never played the old computer game, Oregon Trail. Now that it is making it’s way back into our gaming systems, my husband has actually expressed interest in trying it out. We received a copy of Oregon Trail for Nintendo Wii to review and we both have very different views on it.
The point of Oregon Trail is to take your family on a 2,000 mile journey from Independence Missouri to Oregon City during the 19th century.
Play the Oregon Trail® like never before!
Complete achievements to unlock special items!
Hunt, fish, and drive your wagon for the first time ever!
Play through 4 unique stories each with 3 different time periods!
Customize your wagon with different tarps and colors!
Every play through is different for rndless possibilities!
From a person who has played the original Oregon Trail, I found the Wii version to be very technical and a bit complicated to get started. Remember – the last time I played it was before graphics and excessive options were available in technology. I wasn’t use to all the bells and whistles that came along with the game. You actually have to take time to read through the menus and perform the tasks that are asked of you.
From my hubby’s (first time Oregon Trail gamer) experience, he easily maneuvered through menus and was off on his trail rather quickly. He had absolutely no expectations of the game as I did, and he adjusted well to the style of the game.
Regardless of who is playing, there is definitely a learning curve to the game. You have to be patient and read the menus, but it is still a great game. I love he changes that were made to keep up with the change in technology. All in all this is a great educational game that can be enjoyed by the entire family!
You can purchase Oregon Trail for Wii or 3DS at Amazon for under $20!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.