This highly polished game is easy to play, a delight to look at, and offers hours of gameplay. The game is easy to play with submenus dropping down from the top of the screen. There are plenty of interesting characters to talk with and some are famous including a young Custer and Samuel Morse. Many of these characters offer you extra quests. The integration of the eight minigames also helps to keep the gameplay fresh. Some involve timing your touches to do something like hammering a nail to fix the wagon or shooting an animal. While others involve rotating the device to use the accelerometer to accomplish things like panning for gold.
The only annoying flaw in the game is its long load times. Even so, The Oregon Trail is worth playing because it brings history alive and it offers a lot of depth, clocking in at 2-3 hours per game.