IGN posted some screenshots from the upcoming iPhone version of The Oregon Trail.

This classic game which was developed in the 1970s and later saw popularity in the 80s and 90s has been recently revived by Gameloft for mobile phones.

As Wikipedia describes it,

The Oregon Trail is an educational computer game developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by MECC in 1974. The game was inspired by the real-life Oregon Trail and was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding his party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley by way of the Oregon Trail via a Conestoga wagon in 1848.

See screenshots of the Apple II and Mac versions of the game.

We presume Gameloft is bringing this title to the iPhone. No release date has been provided.

  • http://www.8bitjoystick.com Jake of 8bitjoystick.com

    God I hope they keep the YOU HAVE DIED OF DYSENTARY!

  • http://www.8bitjoystick.com Jake of 8bitjoystick.com

    God I hope they keep the YOU HAVE DIED OF DYSENTARY!

  • Wulfsige

    Holy shit, I can't believe they are actually doing this game, I WANT TO HUNT ME SOME BUFFALO!

  • Wulfsige

    Holy shit, I can't believe they are actually doing this game, I WANT TO HUNT ME SOME BUFFALO!

  • Finch

    on IGN there is a screen shot that looks like a "collect coins as you ford the river" minigame.....I hope they haven't tried to add a ton of useless junk to what was a wonderful game on its own.

  • Finch

    on IGN there is a screen shot that looks like a "collect coins as you ford the river" minigame.....I hope they haven't tried to add a ton of useless junk to what was a wonderful game on its own.

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  • 1337brian

    I want the original gameplay, Like Finch says, adding a bunch of mini-games, with an Oregon Trail theme won't make it Oregon Trail. Also I hope to see the option for the original graphics...

  • 1337brian

    I want the original gameplay, Like Finch says, adding a bunch of mini-games, with an Oregon Trail theme won't make it Oregon Trail. Also I hope to see the option for the original graphics...

  • Nate5911

    Hell yes, I remember growing up playing this game in elementary school lol. From the screen shots, it looks awesome.

  • Nate5911

    Hell yes, I remember growing up playing this game in elementary school lol. From the screen shots, it looks awesome.

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    Seems like I'm the only one, but I never enjoyed the original game. maybe I'll like this one more.

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    Seems like I'm the only one, but I never enjoyed the original game. maybe I'll like this one more.

  • Dan

    OMG this game was my entire childhood. I hope to see the same game with upscaled graphics and a few uses for the accelerometer. An "original graphics" option in the settings would really give me a nostalgia-factor

  • Dan

    OMG this game was my entire childhood. I hope to see the same game with upscaled graphics and a few uses for the accelerometer. An "original graphics" option in the settings would really give me a nostalgia-factor

  • dieburnbot

    HELL YEAH. I'M SOOOO ESSSSITEDDD (watch ruby)

  • dieburnbot

    HELL YEAH. I'M SOOOO ESSSSITEDDD (watch ruby)

  • ZZMitch

    My life is complete.

  • ZZMitch

    My life is complete.

  • Omnithrope

    Oh... ohhhhhh.
    Very nice to hear.

  • Omnithrope

    Oh... ohhhhhh.
    Very nice to hear.

  • David

    I want the pure and complete original game, with the graphics in all their glory. I want the same everything. You don't always get what you want, but sometimes you get a load of **** that sells anyway because we all hope it will be something else.

  • David

    I want the pure and complete original game, with the graphics in all their glory. I want the same everything. You don't always get what you want, but sometimes you get a load of **** that sells anyway because we all hope it will be something else.

  • Finch

    After my first post I went and played through the original on Virtual Apple 2

    http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html

    Looking at the new screens again it bothers me even more that they went a cartoony minigame route. I guess its easier for mobile, but if I was going to have a graphical update to oregon trail i'd love to see a Crysis engine beautiful realistic 3D version.

  • Finch

    BTW, my score was 3250, beat that suckers!

  • Finch

    After my first post I went and played through the original on Virtual Apple 2

    http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html

    Looking at the new screens again it bothers me even more that they went a cartoony minigame route. I guess its easier for mobile, but if I was going to have a graphical update to oregon trail i'd love to see a Crysis engine beautiful realistic 3D version.

  • Finch

    BTW, my score was 3250, beat that suckers!

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  • The Theory

    Graphics = big turn off.
    mini-games = potentially big turn off.

    I remember our old Macintosh LC had the best-ever version of Oregon Trail... I would love to see a port of that. Even the more old-school versions could be considered win. But that looks... ridiculous.

  • The Theory

    Graphics = big turn off.
    mini-games = potentially big turn off.

    I remember our old Macintosh LC had the best-ever version of Oregon Trail... I would love to see a port of that. Even the more old-school versions could be considered win. But that looks... ridiculous.

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  • Don

    A good start, but would love to see the original graphics I grew up with and have grown to love.

  • Don

    A good start, but would love to see the original graphics I grew up with and have grown to love.

  • http://www.justinfic.com Justin Fic

    If you're going to replace the graphics with goofy cartoons, not only do I want to die of dysentery, it better be animated.

    Or better yet, just leave the game as it was. Don't fix what ain't broke.

  • http://www.justinfic.com Justin Fic

    If you're going to replace the graphics with goofy cartoons, not only do I want to die of dysentery, it better be animated.

    Or better yet, just leave the game as it was. Don't fix what ain't broke.

  • Adams Immersive

    You can still buy Orgeon Trail for OS X--or at least, you could 2 years ago when my sister got it. It has gone through many versions--so what people think of as the "original" game play may not even be the original.

    It's not my thing, but I know it has its fans.

  • Adams Immersive

    You can still buy Orgeon Trail for OS X--or at least, you could 2 years ago when my sister got it. It has gone through many versions--so what people think of as the "original" game play may not even be the original.

    It's not my thing, but I know it has its fans.

  • roc

    To be fair, it's not like the original -didn't- have mini-games. There's really no other name for the 'hunting' activity. Adding a few more of those wouldn't be the end of the world, so long as the strategy portion doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

    Personally, I'd rather see them do a proper ground-up re-imagining and have someone else just port the classic.

  • roc

    To be fair, it's not like the original -didn't- have mini-games. There's really no other name for the 'hunting' activity. Adding a few more of those wouldn't be the end of the world, so long as the strategy portion doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

    Personally, I'd rather see them do a proper ground-up re-imagining and have someone else just port the classic.

  • skoot

    I hope they also build a Wagon Train 1848 option that uses wifi-- It was basically the networked "team version" of 1848 where players voted on when to move on, which route to take, to vote someone weak out of the train...

  • skoot

    I hope they also build a Wagon Train 1848 option that uses wifi-- It was basically the networked "team version" of 1848 where players voted on when to move on, which route to take, to vote someone weak out of the train...

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  • simonsays

    If it's anything like the one for mobile handsets, then I'm a little worried. That game was OK, but was filled with minigames and cartoon-y graphics. It looks like they're going the same way with this one. It lacked a certain appeal the old games had.

    But I can also see how this could me amazing if implemented correctly. *crosses fingers*

  • simonsays

    If it's anything like the one for mobile handsets, then I'm a little worried. That game was OK, but was filled with minigames and cartoon-y graphics. It looks like they're going the same way with this one. It lacked a certain appeal the old games had.

    But I can also see how this could me amazing if implemented correctly. *crosses fingers*

  • Fattychance

    I must have this game.

  • Fattychance

    I must have this game.

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