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The Oregon Trail, 5th Edition

by The Learning Company
Windows 98 / Me / 95, Mac
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Make the wise choices as you avoid hazards and face the many challenges of frontier life
  • Go hunting, buy the right supplies, talk to Indians and fellow travelers and much more
  • Along the way you'll discover useful wilderness knowledge like avoiding poison and crossing rivers
  • Kids will also get to learn the complete story of the Donner Party
  • Ages 9 and up

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 98 / Me / 95, Mac
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00005LBVS
  • Item model number: 380859
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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Explore the West, live the adventure, and survive the trail! Kids will build real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills as they choose their wagon party and supplies, read maps, plan their route, and guide their team through the wilderness. Can they survive the dangers of the long journey, raging rivers, buffalo stampedes, sickness, and starvation? The trail explodes with adventure as you face the rugged challenges and experience real-life events.

Plus, The Oregon Trail 5th Edition introduces players to the Montgomery kids and trail guide Captain Jed, who are heading West from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, to meet Pa Montgomery. The Montgomery's story is brought to life for players through six exciting movies, Cassie's heartfelt journal entries, and Jed's captivating campfire tales.

Product Description

Travel the trails and make history e alive! Product InformationAre you ready to walk in the footsteps of those courageouspioneers? Catch a glimpse of a sunset over Chimney rock? Explore Fort Laramieand ford the Platte River? With The Oregon Trail 5th Edition you can almostsmell the dust from the wagon train! Kids will build real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills as theychoose their wagon party and supplies read maps plan their route and guidetheir team through the wilderness. Develop solutions to help your friends andfamily survive the dangers of the long journey including raging rivers buffalostampedes sickness and starvation. Discover a learning adventure that's greater than fiction—about real peoplewith real dreams facing and overing real challenges. Build decision-making and problem-solving skills as you experience the challengeof traveling the trail!2000 miles of adventure you won't want to miss! Product Features NEW characters graphics and 3-D environments! NEW storytelling feature bined with pelling simulation adventures. Builds on the skills and simplicity of previous versions. Play out a different scenario every time! Enjoy updated fishing foraging and rafting activities.Award-winning Oregon Trail expands your child's knowledge of: American History U.S. Geography Social StudiesCount on Oregon Trail to help your child develop skills in: Problem-solving Decision-making Critical thinking Logical reasoning Following directions Map reading Reading Managing a budget Handling emergenciesWindows System Requirements Windows 95 98 Me 2000 XP Vista Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Pentium 166MHz+ 100MB of free hard disk space 32MB RAM 8X speed CD-ROM Drive 16-bit color display Windows-patible sound card and speakers Windows patible mouseMacintosh System Requirements PowerPC 180MHz+ System 8.6 - 9.1 and OS X 100MB free hard disk spac

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85 of 88 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for everyone involved April 11, 2006
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I was very happy with this game- it took the bets parts of the previous Oregon Trail incarnations and wove them together for a good overall product. I can appreciate a company which recognizes both the weaknesses and the strengths of their products and uses this information to get better. In this Oregon Trail you can once again chose how many you will travel with and name them (for some crazy reason this feature was eliminated in the 4th Oregon Trail edition), but you can also CHOOSE the times you stop to collect wild fruit or fish, instead of these circumstances just happening randomly (which does not make as much sense). To me, these were the biggest changes to previous games, but they were improvements.

Aside from the above changes, the basics of the game remain the same, and it will look familiar to those who have played other editions. A few things have been updated, particularly some aspects concerning Native Americans and some geography, but the good times still keep rolling.
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84 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have all 5 version and this is the most fun! November 16, 2003
Both my son & I started playing Version 1 (which is great for kids), but the graphics aren't great. Version 2 gives you more options, and I get to shop and keep a budget. Shooting food & steering down the rapids is more fun also. Versions 3 & 4 were more complicated because of more choices (who will you chose to be in your wagon, fishing, trading & plant gaithering). There's 3 disks with 3 & 4 and NO LEGEND (highscore list), but you do get to chose what you want to trade. VERSION 5 IS 1 DISK, but you can FISH,HUNT,GAITHER PLANTS,SHOP,TRADE(their choice)& log your high scores. Start out as a green horn; continue as an expert trailguide. If you're a farmer you don't have much money & must budget your supplies & money, but your score is times 4.5. While a banker has money, but really has to avoid the temptation of over loading his wagon. You can have 1 to 5 people ride in the wagon with you and you can name them or the computer will. When my son was under 11, he had me start the game by buying the supplies, then he'd take over. He loved the hunting and fishing. When I played the game I'd call him over to finish it by "riding the rapids" (with his fast reflexes, better than me). If you like making choices in a game this may be the game for you. Remember when gaithering plants the bright red berries are poisonous. If you have them for supper you die, game over. It helps to save your game before that happens, so if a mistake happens, you can exit and return.
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81 of 88 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More stable but less interesting than version 4 June 15, 2002
By paul
Version 4 was full of bugs and agonizingly slow but it clearly reflected an effort to expand the game and make it more interesting.
This version reverses direction. It is quite stable and should run on just about any recently purchased Windows computer.
The trade off is the game play is diminished. The other members of your party no longer have occupations or much personality. The screen no longer scrolls as you hunt. There are less choices to make and overall the game is more likely to bore the adult who tries to play it with children. The only thing not simpler is the the purchasing that still confused my 9 year old brother (who is good at math) so badly I had to make his purchases for him to keep him from quitting.
The lack of feedback at the end of the game is quite irritating. No longer can you tell what items that you were carrying were worth something once you got to to Oregon. So you can't tell what to bring next time. Was the Grandfather clock worth more in Oregon? How about the extra supplies your carried? You will never know.
Overall it is a big step down from version 4 except for being more stable.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Classic" July 25, 2004
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As much as you can call a CD-ROM game a classic, Oregon Trail is such. It was one of the first extended play CD games to make good use of the computer over the video game console. So far, it has been through five versions. The second was such an improvement over the first, that users may have had extremely high expectations for the next several versions of the game, but there has never been the leap in graphics or play options since the jump from one to two.

However, the smoothness of play, and the speed of the game have improved with each version. While five doesn't have the options that four had, and is in some ways a rehash of the second version, it is still the best. Four had too many bugs and glitches. If you have never played Oregon Trail, or have played only one of the first two versions, I would reccomend five over the other available versions (all are available used through Amazon.com).

If you have never played Oregon Trail, at all, you are missing out; OT is a simulation of the journey made in the 1840's by so many Americans from the Mid-West to California. Even though the game is simple, the harshness and difficulty of the journey communicate unmistakably. It is a wonderful simulation. Kids will play it over and over without realizing it's "educational," and adults won't care.

This is a great game.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun fun fun April 11, 2006
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I was very happy with this game- it took the bets parts of the previous Oregon Trail incarnations and wove them together for a good overall product. I can appreciate a company which recognizes both the weaknesses and the strengths of their products and uses this information to get better. In this Oregon Trail you can once again chose how many you will travel with and name them (for some crazy reason this feature was eliminated in the 4th Oregon Trail edition), but you can also CHOOSE the times you stop to collect wild fruit or fish, instead of these circumstances just happening randomly (which does not make as much sense). To me, these were the biggest changes to previous games, but they were improvements.

Aside from the above changes, the basics of the game remain the same, and it will look familiar to those who have played other editions. A few things have been updated, particularly some aspects concerning Native Americans and some geography, but the good times still keep rolling.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Doesn't work on any of my computers
Published 23 days ago by jackie schutte
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Fun game for younger kids.
Published 1 month ago by Brett Caramico
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A+
Published 1 month ago by D D
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Didn't work on my computer
Published 1 month ago by A. B. Evans
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Small screen even though it said could be run on VISTA
Published 1 month ago by LM
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game
Bought this for my students. I play it when they go home. Fun and informative. Asks students to observe and make decisions.
Published 2 months ago by MizzDee
3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing For A While
Unfortunately, the wagon fell down a hill several times, losing most everything out of the wagon in the process and breaking a lot of the wagon. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Josh C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun kid's game
I played it growing up and loved it. It's still fun ten years later. This CD worked on my Windows 7 (64 bit) desktop without a hitch.
Published 3 months ago by H. Gavin
1.0 out of 5 stars Unable to play
I was unable to play this on either my Mac or my PC. Very frustrating, but was refunded my money quickly.
Published 3 months ago by harquinn
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't install on MacBook
There's some online work-around for the geeky and very computer literate. I don't have the patience to download a Font file and figure out how to install it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Justin
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