History VideoGame / TheOregonTrail

21st Sep '16 8:15:58 PM Superjustinbros
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* [[EatTheDog Eat the Ox]]: If you go for a while without food, you will get the option to slaughter an ox for meat. From ''Oregon Trail II'' on, if a draft animal dies, it can be butchered for meat.

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* [[EatTheDog Eat the Ox]]: EatTheDog: If you go for a while without food, you will get the option to slaughter an ox for meat. From ''Oregon Trail II'' on, if a draft animal dies, it can be butchered for meat.



* FinalDeath

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* FinalDeathFinalDeath: Once someone dies, they're gone for good.
4th Sep '16 3:11:24 PM Ramidel
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* AdaptationExpansion: The Mac version of the first game was significantly changed from the original, including many more options for professions and changing the hunting minigame to first-person.
23rd Jul '16 8:16:59 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"That's how I learned what it means to be [[{{Eagleland}} an American]]. To embrace the pioneer spirit, {{shoot everything that moves}}, [[RiverOfInsanity drown my family in a river]], and [[ShootTheShaggyDog die of starvation]] somewhere in [[PlaceWorseThanDeath the midwest]]."''

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->''"That's how I learned what it means to be [[{{Eagleland}} an American]]. American. To embrace the pioneer spirit, {{shoot everything that moves}}, [[RiverOfInsanity drown my family in a river]], river, and [[ShootTheShaggyDog die of starvation]] starvation somewhere in [[PlaceWorseThanDeath the midwest]].midwest."''
11th Jul '16 11:42:20 AM Angeldeb82
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* TheLawfirmOfPunPunAndWordplay: In OTII, the classic law firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe appears in Independence at the start of the game.

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* TheLawfirmOfPunPunAndWordplay: TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay: In OTII, the classic law firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe appears in Independence at the start of the game.
11th Jul '16 11:39:53 AM Angeldeb82
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''The Oregon Trail'' was successful enough to spawn four sequels (and that's without counting the text-based version that preceded the beloved Apple II version) and a number of spinoffs, such as ''VideoGame/TheAmazonTrail'' (which had a rather bizarre plotline involving a lot of TimeTravel), ''The Yukon Trail'' ([[RecycledInSpace recycled IN]] [[CanadaEh CANADA!]]), and ''Thule Trail'' ([[RecycledInSpace recycled IN A ROAD TRIP FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES USING A THULE™ BAGGAGE RACK!]]). It remains a cultural icon and a gaming classic which helped raise American dysentery awareness significantly.

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''The Oregon Trail'' was successful enough to spawn four sequels (and that's without counting the text-based version that preceded the beloved Apple II version) and a number of spinoffs, such as ''VideoGame/TheAmazonTrail'' (which had a rather bizarre plotline involving a lot of TimeTravel), ''The Yukon Trail'' ([[RecycledInSpace recycled IN]] [[CanadaEh CANADA!]]), ({{recycled IN|SPACE}} {{C|anadaEh}}ANADA!), and ''Thule Trail'' ([[RecycledInSpace ([[RecycledINSPACE recycled IN A ROAD TRIP FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES USING A THULE™ BAGGAGE RACK!]]). It remains a cultural icon and a gaming classic which helped raise American dysentery awareness significantly.



** Combine this with TheComputerIsACheatingBastard. Good luck getting to Oregon when a thief comes in the middle of the night and ''[[ImpossibleThief steals all of your oxen.]]'' Strangely, your player [[GameplayAndStorySegregation doesn't shoot him]] after the third or so attempt.

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** Combine this with TheComputerIsACheatingBastard. Good luck getting to Oregon when a thief comes in the middle of the night and ''[[ImpossibleThief steals all of your oxen.]]'' oxen]].'' Strangely, your player [[GameplayAndStorySegregation doesn't shoot him]] after the third or so attempt.



* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: In OTII, choose Salt Lake City as your destination and then choose to continue when you get there (as most people would)--which basically means trying to make it through the freaking enormous Great Salt Lake Desert, and then crossing the Sierra Nevada. If you chose the exact same year (1847) as the Donner Party, you indeed get the exact same snowstorm they got stranded in. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The dev team thought of everything.]]

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* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: In OTII, choose Salt Lake City as your destination and then choose to continue when you get there (as most people would)--which basically means trying to make it through the freaking enormous Great Salt Lake Desert, and then crossing the Sierra Nevada. If you chose the exact same year (1847) as the Donner Party, you indeed get the exact same snowstorm they got stranded in. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight The dev team thought of everything.]]



* SpinOff: There's ''The Yukon Trail'' and ''The Amazon Trail'' mentioned above. And then, you know they want a piece of the {{Farmville}} pie when the developers put out a SpinOff that requires you to build a town, that's played pretty much the same way as Farmville including buying premium buildings with real cash. Now you can have [[RecycledInSpace Farmville in Oregon]]!

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* SpinOff: There's ''The Yukon Trail'' and ''The Amazon Trail'' mentioned above. And then, you know they want a piece of the {{Farmville}} pie when the developers put out a SpinOff that requires you to build a town, that's played pretty much the same way as Farmville including buying premium buildings with real cash. Now you can have [[RecycledInSpace [[RecycledINSPACE Farmville in Oregon]]!


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** There's also [[ProductPlacement Crystal Pepsi's version of the game called]] [[https://www.pepsipass.com/crystal-pepsi-game The Crystal Pepsi Trail]], with some [[TheNineties 90s nostalgia]].
19th Apr '16 6:31:57 PM Nicoaln
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* GuideDangIt: Fishing in the second game. It wasn't until the third edition that it became its own minigame, so in the second game, you had to have a fishing rod (or fishing net) and rest at a riverbank. This doesn't even guarantee that you'll catch fish.
16th Apr '16 1:42:43 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** How much you lose in the event of a failed river crossing is determined only by whether the crossing succeeded or failed. It's possible to survive a ferry wreck while crossing the Mississippi at the height of spring floods and only lose a couple bags of flour, or to drown your entire party in one shot in the 2 and a half feet deep Platte river.

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** How much you lose in the event of a failed river crossing is determined only by whether the crossing succeeded or failed. It's possible to survive a ferry wreck (you read that right; the safest possible option can ''still'' result in failure) while crossing the Mississippi at the height of spring floods and only lose a couple bags of flour, or to drown your entire party in one shot in the 2 and a half feet deep Platte river.
10th Apr '16 11:47:39 PM FordPrefect
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* MagicAntidote: Half played straight, half averted - Some stuff like gradually warming frostbitten areas and [[SuckOutThePoison sucking out snake venom]] [[WorstAid (though the latter is not recommended in the modern era with a modern first aid kit)]] can actually work. Heck, ''Peppermint'' actually really helps if you administer it to someone with Cholera (the menthol actually eases the symptoms and allows the immune system to fight off the infection).

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* MagicAntidote: Half played straight, half averted - Some stuff like gradually warming frostbitten areas and [[SuckOutThePoison sucking out snake venom]] [[WorstAid (though the latter is not recommended in the modern era with a modern first aid kit)]] can actually work. Heck, ''Peppermint'' ''peppermint'' actually really helps if you administer it to someone with Cholera cholera (the menthol actually eases the symptoms and allows the immune system to fight off the infection).
10th Apr '16 11:42:11 PM FordPrefect
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* AnyoneCanDie: The game. Anyone can be killed by random chance. Whether they are crushed by a wagon, drowned in a river, catch some horrible disease (Cholera being the main offender, despite dysentery's memetic status, sometimes causing instant death), gored by an animal, frostbite, or shot. Hope you brought that medical book and wrote down the treatments!

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* AnyoneCanDie: The game. Anyone can be killed by random chance. Whether they are crushed by a wagon, drowned in a river, catch some horrible disease (Cholera (cholera being the main offender, despite dysentery's memetic status, sometimes causing instant death), gored by an animal, frostbite, or shot. Hope you brought that medical book and wrote down the treatments!
19th Feb '16 3:05:48 PM DaNuke
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''The Oregon Trail'' was successful enough to spawn four sequels (and that's without counting the text-based version that preceded the beloved Apple II version) and a number of spinoffs, such as ''VideoGame/TheAmazonTrail'' (which had a rather bizarre plotline involving a lot of TimeTravel) and ''The Yukon Trail'' ([[RecycledInSpace recycled IN]] [[CanadaEh CANADA!]]). It remains a cultural icon and a gaming classic which helped raise American dysentery awareness significantly.

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''The Oregon Trail'' was successful enough to spawn four sequels (and that's without counting the text-based version that preceded the beloved Apple II version) and a number of spinoffs, such as ''VideoGame/TheAmazonTrail'' (which had a rather bizarre plotline involving a lot of TimeTravel) and TimeTravel), ''The Yukon Trail'' ([[RecycledInSpace recycled IN]] [[CanadaEh CANADA!]]).CANADA!]]), and ''Thule Trail'' ([[RecycledInSpace recycled IN A ROAD TRIP FROM CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES USING A THULE™ BAGGAGE RACK!]]). It remains a cultural icon and a gaming classic which helped raise American dysentery awareness significantly.
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