my social life has dysentery

6 January 2010

First: NO.  No no no no no I do not in any way have dysentery.  Except maybe virtually.  I’ve been obsessed with playing Oregon Trail lately.  A lot.

How did I get my hands on this blessed gem?  Thanks to the DSiware shop, I was able to download it on my lovely little DSi.  And then proceed to forget about all other things going on around me.  Well, other than tweeting about the fact that I’ve been playing Oregon TrailA lot.

It’s an updated version of the game for sure.  And the features of the DSi have given it a new feel.  As is typical with a lot of DS/DSi games, you use the stylus for everything.  Definitely makes hunting easier — though that didn’t save me from a few bears and buffalo.  Anyway.  It’s my new craze.  Totally worth the 800 points and the small bit of memory on your DSi.

So.  For a little bonus, I decided to name all of my wagon’s party after blogging friends of mine.  The first group: Seb, Rachel, Awesome Face/Jenn, Pham and myself.  Being that it’d been a while since I’d last played, and the main character is always male, I gave Sebby that title.  This meant that outside of a few boots to the head while fishing and a few maulings during hunting, nothing really happened to him.  Now, this isn’t fair.  So this new trip is being led by Gustuv.  A random immigrant farmer who has nothing better to do than lead a (virtual) group of 20-something bloggers out west.

Last trip’s highlights: Rachel was kidnapped by an eagle, and later found in a tree; Pham was attacked by at least 2-3 snakes; Awesome Face came down with every type of sickness, and often; and I was attacked by a bear.  But we all made it to Oregon.  And on time.

This trip, Gustuv is leading myself, Nico, Chrissy, and the other Jenn B.  So far just a couple broken arms and maybe some cholera.  I may or may not post results of this and future games on Pink Dinosaurs.

  • ahhhhh! i would play oregon trail at my last job ALL DAY. it was sooooo bad. it’s addicting and i now understand what some guys go through w that WOW video game…

    • I tried playing WoW once… but well, I’m a Mac.

      The only reason I’m not playing Oregon Trail right now is because my DSi died today and needs to charge…

  • i hate snakes

    • that last one wasn’t poisonous though…

  • hahaha i think oregon trail was my first computer game that didnt involve counting shapes. this makes me want a DSi even more now

    • I did a lot of math games in elementary school…. getting my hands on the Oregon Trail disk was really hard… but now.. it’s all mine! I love all the DSiware stuff; it makes me love my DSi even more! I highly suggest getting one if you can afford it! 🙂
      .-= Rini CS´s last blog social life has dysentery =-.

  • I looove Oregon trail!
    .-= jenniferalaine´s last blog ..a dog can whistle better than i can which is pathetic. =-.

    • 🙂 Your character survived. Nico’s the only one who died… damn snakes.

  • I have not once in my life played Oregon Trail. And worse yet, I didn’t even know what it was ’til maybe a year ago. How is that possible?

    • weird…. this was a major classic at my school (and many others)

  • I am jealous because… it seems that is only for the DSi, and I have the DS Lite. *cries*

    • Yeah… they didn’t put WiFi in the DS Lite, if I remember correctly…

      My only complaints about the DSi is that it’s missing that front attachment/GBA slot (so no guitar hero) and that it’s really thin and thus easier to get hand cramps. But I do love it.

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