Friday, August 27, 2010

The Oregon Trail - Official Trailer

The educational video game Oregon Trail was one of the first and most popular educational video games. My older kids played it when they went to elementary school in the early 90s. They brought a copy home (you could do that in those days) and I played it myself and thought, "Dang, this is really dumb!" Here is a short video overview. Anyway, if you ever played Oregon Trail the following will be hilarious:

Bonus picture after the jump:

In 2008 my son and I followed the Oregon Trail in a more (but not so very) modern prairie schooner, a 1970 Westfalia camper. I bought us these T-shirts to commemorate our trip:

1 comment:

Shaun Reeser said...

I remember playing Oregon Trail in grade school, back in the days of dot matrix printers and green or orange as the only screen color choices. This clip had me busting up and brought back so many memories of the frustrations and enjoyment of the game.
Thanks for sharing Dr. Cebula!