July 9, 2012 12:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Sparsevector has launched Super Amazing Wagon Adventure, an Xbox Live Indie Games spoof of the edutainment classic The Oregon Trail.
Though the premise and some graphical elements can be traced back to The Oregon Trail, Super Amazing Wagon Adventure's gameplay is decidedly action-oriented. Each playthrough consists of a series of randomly-chosen shoot-'em-up scenes that quite often end with piles of animal carcasses and/or dead party members.
Branching decision paths ensure that you'll still see new scenes even after several playthroughs, and the game offers a variety of survival-based gameplay modes and tons of unlockable wagons -- each with their own attributes and special abilities -- to add replay incentive.
Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is priced at 80 Microsoft points ($1). Sparsevector notes that a Windows version is coming soon.