Earlier this year, Target released a handheld “portable” version of the old game, The Oregon Trail. Designed to look like an old Apple II computer, this handheld emulates the 1985 (Apple II) edition of the game.
Now while it’s a wonderful display piece and does a fair job of emulating the original game, the controls are a little iffy; the action buttons are ok, but the D-Pad consists of 8 individual buttons arranged loosely in a circle, which makes the hunting mini-game cumbersome, not to mention it’s not the most portable of handhelds.
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