For The Casual Gamer: The Oregon Trail

If you’ve ever been a fan of games on Facebook like Farmville, Cityville or even some of the new Civilization apps that have surfaced as of late, you may want to take a look at The Oregon Trail by Gameloft for your Android device. Heck, maybe you’re just looking to waste some time during your lunch break, work hours, or just during the day in general. In that case, you really will enjoy The Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail is one of Gameloft’s more popular games that isn’t broken and needs tons of bug fixes, updates, and etc. The Oregon Trail actually was very well developed, and you will find little to no nuisances in the game.

Again, if you love Farmville, you will love this game. It plays very similar to games like Zynga’s Farmville, if not exactly the same. The only plus to this is that you really don’t have to nag your friends on Facebook to come play the game with you. There is an option for that in The Oregon Trail, but it isn’t nearly as bad as it got on Farmville, and really any of Zynga’s games put out on Facebook. Most of the game is just based off of what you earn through quests and such, but you do have the option to buy things with real money as well. That said, there are many options for you to choose on how to play this game, so you aren’t just limited to spamming your friends with madness.

As far as I am aware, The Oregon Trail is a cross platform game. So, if you decide to ask for neighbors, and one of your friends happens to be playing the game, but owns an iPhone, you’ll be able to have him as your neighbor, go over to his farm and do a bunch of stuff for him. That’s definitely a plus to the game, as there really isn’t a massive community of gamer’s surrounding it. Putting everything together in one central station has definitely made sure to keep the community around this game stitched together.

The other awesome thing about this game is that there is always new updates available  Some of you may find that annoying, but I love it when I see a new update pop up for the various games and apps I have on my phone. It means that the developer is willing to continue with supporting the game/app, and aren’t dropping it like a hot potato. That also means that the developer will be able to listen to their community and have the ability to fix various bugs in the game when they are reported. Frequent updates definitely have their pluses.

As I said earlier, the game is optimized for both iOS and Android, so if you wish to pay the $0.99 to grab this game, you can hit one of the download links below to get the game for your respective devices. Happy farming!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s, “For The Casual Gamer!”

Google Play, iTunes