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THE OREGON TRAIL Handheld is a Blast of Nostalgia

THE OREGON TRAIL Handheld is a Blast of Nostalgia

If you’re a gamer who is old enough to remember floppy disks, then chances are good that you’ve played The Oregon Trail. Since launching in 1974, The Oregon Trail computer game series has been one of the most popular educational tools, and it has also become internet famous for the “You have died of dysentery” meme. Now, Target is offering gamers a chance to experience some true old school thrills with a handheld version of The Oregon Trail.

Via The Verge, Target began selling the Oregon Trail handhelds last month, and the package even features a call out to the dysentery meme! This is a throwback to a very low tech version of the game, with big clunky buttons and graphics that won’t make anyone forget their Nintendo Switch. But this is a nostalgia title which pits players in the role of an expedition leader who is tasked with getting his party to Oregon alive. However, that’s much easier said than done, as random deaths can strike at almost any time in the game.

One of the biggest features in this handheld is it still allows players to freely move when hunting for food. From experience, we can say a well-fed party has a much better chance of survival. This handheld doesn’t radically reinvent the game, but if you’ve ever enjoyed the original title, then this may be for you.

The Oregon Trail handheld can be found in local Target stores, or you can order it online here.

Are you eager to revisit The Oregon Trail? Let us know in the comment section below!

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