Welp, safe to say they may as well cancel the Academy Awards this year. Game, set, match Oregon Trail! Honestly how has it taken this long for this to be turned in to a movie? It's got everything! A cocktail of adventure, hunting, love, disease, survival and river fording. Bingo bango there's your Oscar.
Also, how great was this game during computer class back in the day? Just pop in the 10 inch floppy disk and play Oregeon Trail or Space Invaders. Boom. Learning computers. In fact the only job that requires less skill than mine would have been teaching computers to 12 year olds in 1995. One day of typing, four days of games. And I know I've said this before on this blog but I'm pretty sure my record on Oregon Trail is 123213-0. Like I don't think I've ever lost that game. Set pace to grueling? Check. Make the girl you like your wife? Check. Massacre an entire population of buffalo and leave the meat behind? Check. That will get you an A in computer class every day of the week. Not to mention dominating The Trail (as I called it) was a girl MAGNET. Like by the time I was done fording the river the girls in my class were basically doodling '___+Jon Forever' in hearts on their notebooks. Too bad my cool prime lasted all of one year until Block Breaker and Sim City became all the rage. I just couldn't keep up with the times.