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iPhone: Is there anyway well get the REAL Oregon Trail?

03-13-2009, 07:37 PM
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Is there anyway well get the REAL Oregon Trail?

This is a question directly headed to Gameloft. Dont get me wrong I loved the game but...I feel as though, as a late adopter, I missed out of the best of the game. I now get a sense of incompletion, all these people tell us of how difficult and INCREDIBLE this experience was for them, and well its been taken away FROM US. I know current society isnt at all compared to the unparallel intelligence there was in the past era BUT maybe with games like these we might be able to unlock our mindscapes once again. So this is my proposition: Gameloft; its not too difficult to do, I know you guys could make it happen. Give us the chance to truly THINK and expand our cerebelums. Let us take the REAL OREGON TRAIL.

My question: Can you give us the true game, with all these new elements that you have so majesticlly added?

Just give me a yes or no answer. Do not give me an in between. I want the truth Im not a child so you can mislead me. I know your reading this, so please just post a simple one word answer: YES or NO.

Take care, sincerely a VERY concerned customer.

Last edited by JanB; 03-13-2009 at 07:39 PM.
03-13-2009, 07:40 PM
Unless someone would be willing to emulate the original, no.

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03-13-2009, 07:45 PM
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Im still waiting from a response from Gameloft. I know they are dedicated to their customers.
03-13-2009, 07:45 PM
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The Real Oregon Trail


The original version of The Oregon Trail(K+T) was created in 1971 by three student teachers at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota,[1] using a mainframe computer.[2] One of these students, senior Don Rawitsch, had the idea to create a computer program for a history class he was teaching, and recruited two of his friends, Paul Dillenberger and Bill Heinemann, both of whom were students teaching math, to help him. In 1974 Rawitsch took a job at Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, or MECC, a state-funded organization that developed educational software for the classroom. He uploaded his game into the organization's network where it could be accessed by schools across Minnesota, and it proved so popular that it was released and sold on floppy disk in 1985, when the format became popular.

Play it online here:


Last edited by DaveMc99; 03-13-2009 at 07:51 PM.
03-13-2009, 08:01 PM
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why would you expect to get an answer from gameloft on the toucharcade forums o_O

you can call them at 1-800-273-6046 and ask though
03-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveMc99 View Post
Thanks that's gonna have to suffice to get the real deal. 1974 wow (my uncle did lead a La Salle expedition in '77 took him 9 months now that's hard core)....I can't remember how old I was when I played Oregon Trail in school to be honest but do remember playing it briefly.

But I doubt Gameloft is going to enable classic mode though as they're going for the new generation of iphone owners and not those who've played it before like you and me.
03-13-2009, 08:14 PM
If you want the real Oregon Trail you might want to start looking around for a cart and some oxen, make sure to bring enough food and materials to trade with the Indians!