Before kids hunted for Carmen Sandiego, in a time when computers could barely muster a few on-screen colours, a game called The Oregon Trail taught students about the hardships of pioneer life. The graphics were terrible, the sound effects were awful, and more often than not, all your characters died. But it was the first video game I ever played, and I'm thrilled that Basic Fun!, which previously resurrected classic games like Simon and Pac-Man, has made a portable version of The Oregon Trail that almost perfectly recreates my grade school obsession.