Bummin' a Ride is essentially an Oregon Trail-type game with small arcade games replacing the usual random events found in the original. Your character is a bum who had just inherited a million dollars, but to collect the money he must make his way from one end of the country to the other in under twenty-five days or lose it all to a needy orphanage.

There are a variety of mini-games included, but most of these are derivative of the run and collect type, plus you won't have much time to do most of them because of the urgency in getting to your destination as quickly as you can. This is where the game suffers because it requires too much walking to get from city to city, and hitchhiking seems to be a rather strenuous exercise due to the fact that you'll be losing health whenever your protagonist raises his thumb to flag down a ride. (Kongregate mirror)