Target Stores Selling Handheld Oregon Trail Game

Target Stores are now apparently getting into the Realm of the Retro Machine.   A new hand held game being sold exclusively  at Target emulates the original 1984 version of The Oregon Trail.  While most games related to the property in recent years have focused on renewing the property, this one plays squarely on the original.   In a form factor that looks a lot like some of the Akalabeth emulators for iPhone, The Oregon Trail hand held has all of the buttons which are necessary for the game only and relies on pre-determined data sets for the user.

The Junkman Adventures channel on YouTube has even gone so far as to do an un-boxing and play of the game:

Photo Credit: David Greelish

Video Credit:The Junk Man

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.