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''The Amazon Trail'' is a most successful SpinOff of ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail''. Other less successful spin-offs included ''VideoGame/TheYukonTrail'', ''The Africa Trail'', and ''[=MayaQuest:=] The Mystery Trail''.

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''The Amazon Trail'' is a most successful SpinOff of ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail''. Other less successful spin-offs included ''VideoGame/TheYukonTrail'', ''The Africa Trail'', ''VideoGame/AfricaTrail'', and ''[=MayaQuest:=] The Mystery Trail''.

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* BloodsuckingBats: Vampire bats are among the animals to take photos of. In the sequels, they are found licking up blood from unsuspecting opossums.

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** If you failed to obtain the necessary item required to complete the level, you will actually have an alternative way to do it. Unfortunately, it will be much harder - especially if you did not get the incan artifact so you can give it to Amaru. (See above.)


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* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment:
** Sell out the tribe, and you get a nice big WhatTheHellPlayer speech from the Jaguar.
** More generically, you must get an Incan artifact from some Spanish men who are dying of starvation - if you opt not to do this (For whatever reason), then Amaru will not tell you the way to Vilcabamba and you will have to find it yourself. It's much ''much'' harder if you don't know where it is. (Which is actually TruthInTelevision - reaching Vilcabamba is ''not'' easy.)

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* RedSkyTakeWarning: In the section where Lope de Aguirre appears, fittingly.

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* MusicalSpoiler: The rainforest music in the river segments switches to a frantic rock variant if you go down the wrong path.

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* OneHitKill: Sometimes happens to you if your boat capsizes. Your guide will tell you that you've drowned.


* MisplacedVegetation: Bananas are an Old World fruit introduced to the Americas by the Columbian Exchange. It is possible to encounter them deep in the Amazon when you're back in the sixteenth century (assuming you remain in each time period the blue mist takes you to).



* MisplacedVegetation: Bananas are an Old World fruit introduced to the Americas by the Columbian Exchange. It is possible to encounter them deep in the Amazon when you're back in the sixteenth century (assuming you remain in each time period the blue mist takes you to).


* MisplacedWildlife: White tent bats are not found in the Amazon. They are endemic to Central America.

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* MisplacedWildlife: White The sequels feature white tent bats are not found in the Amazon. They bats, which are endemic to Central America.America (hence their real name ''Honduran'' white bats). The Amazon does have tent-making bats, but they are brown.

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* MisplacedWildlife: White tent bats are not found in the Amazon. They are endemic to Central America.

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* DevelopersForesight: The medicine man in the second and third editions always gives you four plants, or medicines derived from plants, which is randomised each playthrough. One, however, will be fixed: one specifically to treat influenza or Malaria, which you need to treat Teddy Roosevelt. However, it is possible to either use it, lose it, or trade it before you reach Roosevelt. In this case, you are instead prompted to hand him a medkit (Which you can also use if you catch Influenza), which ''also'' counts towards completion.
** Later on you are also basically required to [[VideoGameCaringPotential trade food for an incan artifact]]. The game does not specify any ''kind'' of food - meaning you can give the starving people vegetables ''or'' fish.


** Averted with Henry Ford. Although the game makes it clear that Fordlandia is failing and the native workers don't appreciate American culture being forced on them, Ford is portrayed as basically well-intentioned. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment We will not be saying anything about whether this portrayal is accurate.]]

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** Averted with Henry Ford. Although the game makes it clear that Fordlandia is failing and the native workers don't appreciate American culture being forced on them, Ford is portrayed as basically well-intentioned. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment We will not be saying anything about whether this portrayal is accurate.]]


* NoNameGiven: Two Amazon natives outright say they don't have names, if you ask them.

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* NoNameGiven: Two Amazon natives outright say they don't have names, if you ask them.


* SeldomSeenSpecies: The game is full of these, down to the nigh unheard-of ones such as pacas, jabirus, and tambaqui.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: The game is full of these, down games are filled to the nigh unheard-of ones brim of obscure animals native to the Amazon such as ocelots, kinkajous, Brazilian tapirs, botos, tucuxis (absent in the sequels), night monkeys, red-rumped agoutis, pacas, bush dogs, fishing bats, pacu, tambaqui, piraracu (or arapaima), tucunare (or peacock bass), potoos, hoatzins, mealy amazons, collared trogons, crested oropendolas, jabirus, and tambaqui.green honeycreepers, fork-tailed woodnymphs, rufous-throated sapphires, crested caracaras, tegu lizards, basilisks, spectacled caimans, fer-de-lance snakes, bushmasters, Gulf Fritillary butterflies, giant Agrippa moths, goliath bird-eating spiders, etc.


* SeldomSeenSpecies: The game is full of these, down to the completely unheard-of ones such as pacas, jabirus, and tambaqui.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: The game is full of these, down to the completely nigh unheard-of ones such as pacas, jabirus, and tambaqui.

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