Friday, January 13, 2006


Wow. I need this shirt.

We had an old Apple II Plus while I was growing up (until about 5 years ago) that had Oregon Trail, Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein (only my brother played this, but I can't get the game screaming "Heil!" out of my head), and a game that I think was called "RoadRunner" where you picked up little packages, avoided the computer men, and ... well, there was orange and white on the screen and I loved it.

In Oregon Trail, I would always buy no food and then stop immediately and hunt a lot. I thought I was so clever.

UPDATE 11:20AM: I just remembered that the game I couldn't remember was LodeRunner. And I'm at work, so I can't look up a link, but that game ROCKED.

12 comments:

TheIdleReceptionist said...

Wow. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and Wolfenstein REALLY brought me back! ;o)

markus said...

get that shirt!

Ricky Browncoates said...

When Chuck Norris plays Oregon Trail, his family doesn't die of dysentery, they die of roundhouse kicks to the head. And he doesn't buy oxen or a wagon, he carries the supplies on his back. AND he makes it to Oregon before you do.

Liz said...

I can also remember this game involving some kind of martian... and I think the story was that his spaceship crashed and you had to explore everywhere to find a way to get him home... I can't remember the name of that stupid game...

Dammit, that's going to make me nuts!

Jen said...

I was obsessed with Oregon Trial and lemmings. I wish they would come out with those games now-a-days. where did the good ol' days go?

goirishkj said...

I loved Oregon Trail! But the best part came when I got bored with winning and I decided to see how fast I could kill off my family. Wow, I certainly have no soul--guess that's why I went to law school :)

Katie J-B

HelpMeBubba said...

LOVE that shirt! Has my name written all over it!

blog Portland said...

I have an Apple II emulator along with the necessary rom to play the original Oregon Trail. If anyone wants it, email me and I'll happily let you know where I have it posted for download (no strings attached).

e-liz said...

i don't think i ever survived the trail. i was bad at that game.

v said...

I played Oregon Trail in primary school. That and a math/geometry angles related game in which you tried to shoot at the other kid's cannon. Forgot the name of that one.

And lol@the chuck norris comment.

librarian pirate said...

Load Runner was, indeed the coolest game ever!

Pink Lemonade Diva said...

Oregon Trail must be seeing a resurgence these days. We found it on the internet and play at work!