Flashback to the ’90s: Oregon Trail Is Available and Free to Play Online

Anytime anything from the 1990s makes any kind of a comeback, we’re all over that mess.

After all, as the generation that grew up in the last decade of the 20th century, we look back at all things ‘90s with nothing but tender nostalgia. So imagine our delight when we found out the video game which basically defined the era for us is not only back, but available to play for free on the internet.

Oregon Trial, the video game you played even if you didn’t like video games, is back and alive on the Internet Archive, which is best known for running The Way Back – an online space that serves as a sort of time capsule for the world wide web.

Oregon Trial is just one of the nearly 2,400 other MS-DOS based game titles including Duke Nukem, Street Fighter, Burger Blaster, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Lion King, available on the online arcade.

And if you’re wondering, The Way Back isn’t updating the game to fit modern times. Nope, we still get the same old pixilated, simple 2-D graphics that we knew and loved. We wouldn’t want it any other way.

Check out the video above for more on this story, and now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go spend the next few days pulling our oxens across the river, trade food and get delayed on our journey because of that damned dysentery.