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Adventures Along the Oregon Trail

Adventures Along the Oregon Trail

Spring 2002 Software
Ages: 9 & Up
Price: $24.95
Platform: Mac OS, Windows 95 / 98 / Me / XP / 2000
If you liked the previous versions of The Oregon Trail, then you will love this one. The last major update of this learning game occurred with the release of the three CD set of version three. This newest version offers better graphics, greatly improved sound, and many little improvements.

Expert players from the earlier versions will appreciate the increase in money available at the beginning of the trip westward. It is easier now for a greenhorn to rise to the level of captain, and hunting for buffalo along the trail is more fun. Personalities have greater depth and are more interesting to deal with. Although, my son's first experience with this new version brought about a good news/bad news report. "Mom, first the good news: I'm almost at the west coast and there are still two of us alive. Now the bad news: My wagon mate is named Hannibal Lechter."

Oregon Trail has always been a handy little tool for emphasizing a classroom lesson, and this revision is no exception.

Carolyn Gershovich   ©2002 Parents' Choice

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