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Episode 103:

Oregon Trail

#103 - Oregon Trail
00:00 / 01:04

I have to give credit where it's due, covering this game on the show was a great idea. And it wasn't mine.

Former Remember The Game? Hall of Famer Mark McCue suggested we talk about Oregon Trail, and it was a great suggestion. This was a really fun episode to record, and everybody (over the age of 30) played this game in school. Most of us remember it being awesome, too. But I'm gonna let you in on a little secret.

It wasn't.

It was fun because we weren't in class. You can't convince me that if you were sitting on the couch and you could play Super Mario Bros or Oregon Trail, you'd rather play a game where you're lost in the woods and fighting off Malaria over saving a Princess. It's not on the level of most of the NES, SNES, or (sigh) Geneeis games we played growing up. But you know what? It's better than fucking Mario is Missing. So tip of the hat to ol' Mark McCue.

If that's all you're interested in, skip ahead to 19:20. (And visit ClassicReload.com to fire up Oregon Trail and judge whether or not it's fun for yourself).

Before we get into the Trail, I have a few things to weigh in on:

- We got some new Cyberpunk 2077 info, and holy hell does that game look rad!

- I can't wait for Crash Bandicoot 4. But is it gonna get bogged down with micro-transactions?

- For just $260 you can play your Sega CD games on...your Genesis...

And I announce July's Patreon Poll games!

Load up your Ox, grab some spare wagon wheels and enjoy the show!

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