Posted April 9, 2018 by Norby Ela in Gaming

Move over Brick Game, Handheld Play THE OREGON TRAIL

You can now die of dysentery any time and any place! Basic Fun has developed and released a handheld edition of the retro survival simulation game classic – The Oregon Trail.

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The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in 1974. The original game was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding a party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon’s Willamette Valley via a covered wagon in 1848.


The handheld is about 5.5″ length, 3.5″ wide, and 1.5″ thickness. The full color screen is 2.5″ diagonal. Although this may be a bit small for older eyes, the low resolution visuals should keep things readable for most. The physical body of it has an Apple II theme.

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The Oregon Trail Handheld Game is priced at $30 on Amazon.

Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.