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Target now selling a handheld version of 'The Oregon Trail'

It's just like the original game that people played on the Apple II.
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We've already seen it revived as a card game, now the original computer version of "The Oregon Trail" is being brought back to life.

Target is now exclusively selling for $25 a handheld version of the classic video game, which was created by three Minnesota teachers in 1971.

It's got the same colors, graphics and sounds as the original game, and the device even resembles an old school Apple II computer. 


– Created by Minnesota teachers, 'The Oregon Trail' is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

What's most amazing is that the power button is a floppy disk that you push in to start.

Just like the original game, users get to pick a career and then head off from Independence, Missouri en route to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. 

You'll cover your wagon, cross rivers and mountains, hunt, fish, and trade for supplies along the way. 

Your career choices: 

  • Banker from Boston
  • Carpenter from Ohio
  • Farmer from Illinois

Then you go to the market with $800 to buy oxen, clothing, ammunition, spare parts and more. 

If you die, you get a message saying "You have died of dysentery." 

Dysentery, by the way, not a fun way to go out. The symptoms are disgusting

You can already play Oregon Trail on your smartphone, but as points out, those games tend be littered with annoying ads. 

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