Title:  The Oregon Trail II
Overall Rating:  B
Source:  MECC
Playing Time:  Approximately 1-2 hours.  Time varies accoring to decisions made.
Date:   2/11/98
Cost: $ 89.95   http://www.cdromshop.com/cdshop/desc/p.772040753870.html
Number of Players:  1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:  CD Rom
Subject Area:   English - creative writing     Grades  7-8
Objectives:   Partners will compose an adventure story which will include setting, character, plot, and theme, and will refer to data received during the computer game activity.
Brief Description:   Player buys supplies, leaves town to go west in a wagon train, and makes decisions along the way that affect the outcome of the game.
Entry Capabilities Required:   Some prior knowledge of the time period would be helpful.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points:   You had to think about where you were, and the problems you were facing, to make decisions.  The sound effects, graphics, and options are very good.
Weak Points:   If using the new game, it can be lengthy making decisions on what to take.  You cannot get out of town if, for example, your wagon is too heavy.
Reviewer:   Judith Valade
Position:   Student - Media and Technology
Date:   2/15/99
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.