Oregon Trail Gets a Japantastic Facelift, Coming to the iPhoneS

For a certain generation, Oregon Trail was one of the first video games they every got hooked on. And now it's coming to the iPhone, albeit in a form that looks more like Hokkaido Trail.

Oregon Trail Gets a Japantastic Facelift, Coming to the iPhoneS

Oregon Trail Gets a Japantastic Facelift, Coming to the iPhoneS

Oregon Trail Gets a Japantastic Facelift, Coming to the iPhoneS

Oregon Trail Gets a Japantastic Facelift, Coming to the iPhoneS

On the one hand, I love Oregon Trail and would love to play it on my iPhone. On the other hand, I'm not sure how close to the original this version stays. I'm fine with graphical updates, but I don't remember collecting coins as I forded the river or being given advice from anime characters.

But I shall reserve judgment. No word on the release date for this one, but it shouldn't be too much longer. [IGN via LA Times]