This morning I saw a post on Facebook about an old C64 game called ‘The Oregon Trail’, which immediately took my interest because it reminded me of a game called The Wild Bunch; which is one of my favourite old games. I was unable to get hold of the original game online but I found a flash version of the game and had a little go. It was entertaining.
But then I discovered that there was a zombie survival spoof of this classic game available for my iPhone. Holy crap I have only just got off the game after downloading it this morning!
The Organ Trail is one of the best iOS Games
I decided to name the characters in the game after my closest friends. The game starts with you naming your team of zombie survivalists and the aim is to get to a safe haven without dying. Your journey is filled with dangers and you have to fight zombie hoards and avoid getting infected.
The traveling scenes are great and they are what really reminds me of The Wild Bunch. There are a ton of different random events that can happen which can easily cost the lives of your team mates.
There are mini-game like events during your journey where you have to make hard decisions and sacrifices. If you manage to get all five of your team members to the end of the road you’ll have done a really good job.
You have several different supplies to keep on top of, such as fuel for your car, food and scraps for repairs. If you run out of any of these items you may have to scavenge for them which means fighting off zombies whilst picking up the rations you can find.
One particular scene which amused me was a mini-game event where I had the choice of saving my friend Carl by shooting his attacker or giving the attacker a ton of my food supplies. The scene where I had to shoot the guy was really entertaining because you only get one shot and if you miss you may shoot your comrade.
As you can see I was lucky enough to get the guy and save Carl. This is just one of the great events this game offers. If you can’t get enough of the game already there is also an expansion pack available with a ton of extra events and features.
The game has a social aspect as well where if you die you get to write a personal message of a tomb stone; this stone of yours can then appear in anyone else’s game on the iPhone. You may even jump out of the grave as a zombie in another person’s game!
So far I managed to complete the game with three characters alive. But I’ll definitely be trying again!
All in all The Organ Trail is really addictive, amusing and has much more depth in game play than you would expect. I definitely recommend it.
You can play The Organ Trail here.