Oregon Trail is a game that existed since early 1970’s and was a pioneering educational title for computer platforms. No one has ever imagined that the Oregon Trail can be played on a 3-inch touch screen device with improved sound quality and better graphics. But, now it has been introduced on iPhone by keeping the same concept as it was in 1970: Drag your poor family by way of ox-powered wagon on an almost deadly trip to Oregon.
At the beginning of the game, you have to make a series of choices that will be affecting your journey. You choose the month for departure, wagon you want to use, and the leader of your party. For example, choosing a banker, means you don’t have to face the problem of money. On the other hand, carpenter is best because he will take care of your wagon. Once you are all set, you have to start across the country by using the virtual buttons for controlling the speed and accessing the options menu.
Granite-jawed wagon master regularly assist you after you set out. He tells you about special events and the potential hazards ahead. Although he is a rolling tutorial, he becomes necessary because the game is easy to be played on normal mode, which is the default mode when the game is downloaded for the first time.
While moving along your trail, you may choose the shortcuts to save the days of your journey, but doing this may damage your wagon. Speed is the major factor in the chances of getting succeeded. By rushing, you may reach the next town faster, but it may increase the likelihood of disaster like meeting with an accident.
The biggest strength of the Oregon Trail is that there is always something going on. The regular spotting of landmarks keeps the game going on. This game is definitely something that you will love to play on your iPhone more than once.