The Amazon Trail

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The Amazon Trail is a rather strange computer spin-off of The Oregon Trail. Your basic concept is to collect tokens on a medallion by doing tasks told to you by a jaguar spirit while traveling through time. In between, you take hundreds of photographs of local wildlife. It's about as weird as it sounds, although still pretty enjoyable. Although the fishing just isn't as fun as gunning down buffalo.

Tropes used in The Amazon Trail include:

"So long, sucker!!"

  • Lost Forever: You can catch a pirarucu, a fish that's as long as a bus. It only swims by once, but it takes up half the screen and if you don't catch it, that's your problem.
  • No Indoor Voice: Some of the locals.
  • The Slacker: If you choose the guide who's a man for your journey "You can fish, I think I'll just take a nap"
  • Time Travel: Throw in a lost Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford, a wily pirarucu, some hunger-crazed pirates, and a greedy oil tycoon throughout several centuries...
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: You can tell that the crazed conquistador is throwing up, but they don't show it on the screen.
  • What Year Is This?: Answered by the locals.
    • Interestingly, it's phrased "what is today's date" in the Dialogue Tree, but everyone always knows to specify the year.
      • Even more bizarre is one stop where one person you talk to says it is the rainy season while another is experiencing the dry season. Usually everyone at a particular location is from the same time.