The Amazon Trail

Publishers MECC
Developers MECC
Release date 1993
Genre Educational
Game rating

Game Description

The Amazon Trail is an educational computer game created by MECC. It was inspired by the popularity of The Oregon Trail, featuring the areas surrounding the Amazon River and some of its tributaries. In this 2-D adventure, the player is asked to set out on a journey up the Amazon, hoping to make it to the lost Inca village of Vilcabamba. Along the way, the player learns about the people who live on and use the river for their survival.

Download The Amazon Trail

We might have the game available for more than one platform. The Amazon Trail is currently available on these platforms:

DOS (1993)

The Amazon (3.41 MB)

Text instructions (how to play on Windows)

  1. Download the DOS emulator, DOSBox, and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
  2. Download the “The Amazon” file from the link above. Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
  3. Open the downloaded .zip file and extract the “The Amazon Trail_DOS” folder to your desktop. You will need to use a software such as WinRAR to do this.
  4. Open the extracted “The Amazon Trail_DOS” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
  5. Drag the file called “AMAZON.EXE” on top of the DOSBox icon and the game should now launch in DOSBox.
  6. Enjoy the game!

Additional files, patches and fixes


The Amazon Trail Screenshots


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    • I tried getting the 3rd Edition game to work by using Daimon Tools (which I am not too familiar with to begin) but every time I try to install, the little amazon music pops up and a window that says ‘installer not found.’ What do i need to do to get it to work? I actually have the original disc as well somewhere, but never could figure out how to get the game to play on Win10. Do you know how to get it to work on Win10? Thank you!

      • Although 1.5 has a 32-bit executable. vs 1.1 & 1.2. Does not work with windows 64-bit. Due to 16-bit executable setup.exe. That is why it said installer not found.

        Windows 10 made quite a departure from windows 8.1 by removing win32’s so it might be possible that it is having compatibility
        issues locating it’s configuration. by Microsoft removing ancient win32’s.
        But try this if it is still works at all with windows 10 64-bit.
        E:INSTALLSETUP.EXE (To force installation of the game).

        also once it is installed under

        open auto play again with the little amazon music pops up
        you will see start amazon trial 3rd edition.
        that is the other way to install this. the install option should work.


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