Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is a fast-paced 2d shooting game with a random story. You control a group of three migrants traveling west along a wagon trail. The game consists of short scenes that are sequenced together in a semi-random way to tell a crazy adventure story.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,177 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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"Oregon Trail crossed with a side-scrolling shooter of sorts. Cheap and replayable, you can put peoples names in and create odd fanfic, I guess."
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“Hilariously weird, with a solid gameplay base, it’s really quite brilliant.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

“...a game that surprises and amuses in equal measure.”
8/10 – Edge Online

“If you don’t absolutely love this game I hope you die of dysentery.”

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About This Game

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is a fast-paced 2d shooting game with a random story. You control a group of three migrants traveling west along a wagon trail. The game consists of short scenes that are sequenced together in a semi-random way to tell a crazy adventure story. One minute you could be massacring a herd of buffalo, the next attacked by eagles while falling off a cliff.


  • Stupidly fast. The scene changes every 3-30 seconds with some new enemy or obstacle to overcome. Bears, snakes, spiders, buffalo, avalanches, fire, scorpions, sharks, bandits, wolves... the list is long.
  • Random. The scenes you play are sequenced together in a semi-random way, so you never know which dangers you will face. Rare and bizarre events provide extra surprises.
  • Unlockable wagons. New wagons with special weapons and characteristics are awarded for completing challenging tasks and surviving rare events.
  • Customize your party. You pick your party members’ names and appearances. Name them after your friends and then watch them die one by one in brutal ways.
  • A true challenge. There are no checkpoints or save games. When a party member dies, that party member stays dead for the rest of the game. The game is fair but unforgiving so beating it is a true accomplishment.
  • 10 minutes to beat, hours to complete. If you can survive, the game only takes around 10 minutes to beat, but the random scenes, high difficulty, and unlockables keep you playing much longer.
  • Survival mode. After conquering the main adventure, try one of the endless survival modes. See how long you can last against an infinite pack of wolves or a limitless stream of bears.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 65 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
You can trade dead squirrels for a double-barreled shotgun and use an eagle as a deadly weapon.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
This game is a necessity in every person's life.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I battled my inner demons,
Caught Space Rabies,
Got attacked by rabid squirrels,
Went up into space,
Got sucked into a tornado,
Murdered everyone in a bank robbery,
Got gored by bisons,
Glitched the game,
Became one with nature,

Got killed by the smell of a dead skunk.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
111.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This is my first ever Steam Review and one that I should have done a long, long, LONG time ago (apologies to Sparsevector :P).

The game still surprises me to even this day with new stuff that I've never seen. I don't want to make it sound like a fact, but you will be hard-pressed to find someone who's played this game longer than I have, so for me to say that it still produces new scenes I've never experienced before, that's a stunning achievment.

I won't go into detail about the finer points of controls, branching story-arc, the "meta" game or anything like that. All I will say is that I've enjoyed playing the game for many years now, and the ability to rename the travelers is an instant trip to hilarity every time someone new dies. For less than the cost of a decent sandwich, I've enjoyed over 100+ hours and many years of entertainment from SAWA and it continues to be a staple of my routine.

I don't do numerical ratings, so take my review for what it is: Two thumbs up.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Played for over an hour, barely got past the first screen. 10/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
The stupidest game I ever played. 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Take Oregan's Trail background, ideas and mechanics and... throw them away, because this is Super Amazing Wagon Adventure, a insane shooter and dual-stick-shooter with random events that makes you wish American History involved rabid squirrels and laser guns.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Super Amazing Wagon Adventure is a side scrolling shooter. It's very clearly based on games from the 80s. You have to get your wagon from point A to point B... and shot things along the way. There are cool powerups, interesting little random events that may help or harm your run, traders to buy things from, and multiple forks in the road to keep the game fresh and replayable. There are also different unlockable wagons to use, each with their own advantages, disadvantages, and special quirks. There's not a whole lot more to say about the gameplay. It's mostly just automatically scrolling to the right as you move around the screen and shoot. It can be pretty easy or very hard depending on your choices and your luck. It's rather short, but highly replayable. I love the art style and the soundtrack is also pretty freakin' catchy. Plus the appropriate sound effects, of course. I really wish I could write a longer, more detailed review, but that's all there really is about it. It's fun, addictive, and only costs 3 bucks at full price. If you enjoy games you can complete in a sitting, this is great. And it keeps you coming back for more with the random events and different wagons. The only downside for this game is that... I wish there was more. More stuff in it. A longer trail. More events. Just... more everything. But I can't fault the game for any of that because what it DOES have is all great and makes for a wonderful experience that not many games aim to give you anymore. If you're thinking about it, just get it. You might not sink hundreds of hours into it, but the ones you DO put into it will all be worthwhile playtime, no filler.

Super Amazing Wagon Adventure gets an 8/10 for being a very fun little experience with lots of replayability and that throwback feeling.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
So much fun to be had with this game.
Remember the Oregon Trail games? This is those on drugs. All of them.

If wacky, non-sensical games aren't your thing, then stay away from this, however.

Tons of replayablity, catchy music, unlockables with different effects, and other goodies.
Grab your friends and go on an adventure. Or, if you're lonely, your waifus. I won't judge.

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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I don't remember how much I paid for it when I bought it but I would pay twice the price to have it.
No regrets - awesome game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
there were so many buffalo. i couldnt survive. it said my guy was choking on a buffalo horn. then died later. what a sad story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
If this was a buffalo.
It would be a good buffalo.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This is an extremely comical roguelike of sorts, fitting the bill of permadeath and random generation. In addition, it has an exquisite challange factor, whilst managing to not feel punishing (or at least, leaving you a hope you won't get that particular encounter in the foreseeable future). It features unlockable wagons and music that accents the games lighthearted and pleasant qualities.
As for the actual gameplay itself, however, it is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up, when in the wagon, which is of course most of the time. Who ever went to Oregon on foot, that's silly and extremely dangerous.
At first glance, it's simplistic, not much challenge in it. But the rapidity of your movement, the size of your hitbox, and the sheer number and speed of hostile entities makes this game, for better or for w̶o̶r̶s̶e̶ better, a Bullet Curtain. Overall, highly recommended for its quick pace, delightful humour (and the utterly bizarre twists and turns that entails), and of course, its refreshing Roguelike and Shoot-'Em-Up elements. Enjoy! I got my three dollars' worth in a lunchbreak.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
It's like an old game, but you can tell it's not. Some pretty random and funny things happen during it. No two trips will be alike.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Hella fun game. Its even more fun when you send your friends on an adventure that you know they will die on. mwahaha
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Bob: gets impaled, Joe: eaten by wolf, Tim: Killed by Inner Demon.... Seems legit
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
"This game is a happy, fun, harmless Oregon Trail clone" is what you say for all of 2 seconds after starting the game. This one is far more than just a re-hash of an old classic. This game gives new meaning to the phrase "random event". It really goes above and beyond to ensure you won't win. From entering a den of angry bears, to battling your inner demons. Anything can, and does, happen. No two playthroughs are the same. The game's aesthetics are retro to the point of exhaustion. I don't mind this too much, but at times I can't figure out what's going on.

In short, the game works.

This game gets my Seal of Recomendation. Pick it up, if not just for the sheer novelty of letting your friends be mauled to death by bears, and or unicorns. Happy hunting!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
If you throw an egg to an enemy, when hitting him the egg opens, and the eagle inside kills another enemy for you.
If you try to jump over a river, you end up in outer space shooting meteors in your unicorn-driven wagon.
Buffalos have no end. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo.

TL:DR - Great game, really funny and quick, full of easter eggs!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Great game
Reccomend buying on sale
really fun time waster
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