The Oregon Trail: 40th Anniversary Edition
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Your main goal is to survive with as much of your family for the entire trip. You have only until the start of the winter season to complete the trek. If you don't make it before the snow starts to fall, the game ends and you have to start over. Oregon Trail is divided up into "Stories" each one having several chapters. You must complete and win all the chapters in each story to move on to the next one. For each level you get to chose your characters who each have their individual strengths. You also select a family heirloom to take with you that brings you good fortune in some way (i.e. food, health, oxen, etc.)
Oregon Trail Stories:
~Three Brave Brothers~ Race against your competitive brothers to get to the end of the trail before them.
~A Family Affair~ A story of romance and family life that progresses along the trail.
~Gold Rush~ Hopes of striking it rich with gold by panning for it along the trail to Oregon.
~Stuck in the Middle~ Surviving the hardships of war while trying to make it to the end of the trail.
Navigating your wagon:
You navigate your wagon with both the Wii remote and a nun-chuck. While it seems simple enough, the trail is full of obstacles to cause you difficulties. Rocks, downed trees, mud, lakes, tornadoes and wolves are just some of the obstacles you will run into along the way. As you go along, your wagon and oxen start to wear down, but there are wheels and horseshoes along the path for you to pick up to keep your crew going.
Hunting is back and much like it was in the old game.Read more ›
I think this is a great new version, and my 5-year-old enjoys driving the wagon, although she needs me to read the events for her. I like how it has everything from the original but also some new ideas too!
Rivers: You basically just ford right through them, no decision on whether to ford, caulk, take ferry if there is one, hire an Indian to help, or take the bridge.
Injuries and Sicknesses: You get no choice on how to treat the injury or sickness just whether to treat with medicine or ignore. FYI There is barely any medicine to be had in the game once u start out, stock up in town if u can and don't trade it.
Hills: None, they took them completely out, no hills to climb which means no deciding on whether to use rope and chains, anchor the wagon, double team animals, lock wheels etc.
Trading: There but completely watered down. You click a guy you get one trade like 2 medicine for 3 pieces of clothing. You don't get to pick what you want to trade for or get to haggle, simply a yes or no.
Winter: If you get to Winter game over. You no longer get to continue and brave the elements and try to survive through winter to get to your destination it simply ends.
There is no travelling through fog, thunderstorms(there is rain), wildfire's, dust storms or anything like that. There are rolling rocks and twisters to avoid.
This is the worst Oregon Trail game period. The 1st Oregon Trail on the pc is better than this garbage. If you want to play a good Oregon Trail game spend your money on any PC version you'll be a lot more satisfied with your purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My husband loves this game, when I saw they had this for WII I had to get this for him and my nephew. They love reading about the frontier, and watching movies as well about that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wendy D.
Amazing game , price is a little steep but doesn't require to always be online and doesn't attack your wallet with microtransaction like the Xbox one does.Published 3 months ago by Connor333
This is an amazing game! It was just as much fun as the original. They have really taken a classic and made it exciting for kids these days.Published on December 6, 2013 by Amber Wotton
This is not as awesome as the old-school version my husband and I grew up playing. He's only played it once or twice since we got it; we were a little disappointed by it.Published on November 21, 2013 by Dianna
Another gift for grandsons. Even my son was excited about this one. He remembered it from when he was youngPublished on August 4, 2013 by Sally Silva
This game was fun at first, but after reaching the end of the trail once it really isn't fun to play again. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Midwest Homeowner
I got my game with in three days of ordering. I loved this game for PC and its just as fun on the wii.Published on March 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer