Commodore 64 Mini Console Announced.
Retro Games Ltd, a UK based company, is creating a miniaturised version of the Commodore 64, reimagining the classic 80’s PC in a smaller form factor while maintaining the devices programming capabilities.
This new console will be distributed via Koch Media globally in early 2018, with the console shipping with 64 licensed games a classic joystick and support for standard USB keyboards.
The C64 Mini will release in the UK with s standard retail price of £69.99, $69.99 in the US and €79.99 in the EU. The included joystick will come with a 1.5 meter USB cable and a 1.2m USB power cable and a 1.2m HDMI cable. The device will also support software/firmware updates (via USB flash drive) and pixel filter options such as pixel perfect, CRT and scanline emulation.
35 years later and it’s back. THEC64 Mini plugs into any modern TV via its HDMI port and gamers can play any one of the 64 licensed classic pre-installed games.
This includes games from original legendary developers such as Epyx, Gremlin Graphics, Hewson and The Bitmap Brothers; and boasting titles such as California Games, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Paradroid and Impossible Mission. Most of these were rated over 90% by leading publications of the day, with many winning coveted awards.
From sports to shooters, platformers to puzzlers, there’s a plethora of titles to keep the most discerning retro enthusiast happy.
The C64 mini will release with the following games out of the box. At this time it is unknown whether or not more games can be added to this classic console emulator.
2-player games are supported with an additional joystick.
AlleyKat, Anarchy, Armalyte: Competition Edition, Avenger, Battle Valley, Bounder, California Games, Chip’s Challenge, Confuzion, Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II, Creatures, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid II: The Revenge, Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine, Deflektor, Everyone’s A Wally, Firelord, Gribbly’s Day Out, Hawkeye, Heartland, Herobotix, Highway Encounter, Hunter’s Moon, Hysteria, Impossible Mission, Impossible Mission II, Insects In Space, Mega-Apocalypse, Mission A.D, Monty Mole, Monty on the Run, Nebulus, Netherworld, Nobby the Aardvark, Nodes Of Yesod, Paradroid, Pitstop II, Rana Rama, Robin Of The Wood, Rubicon, Skate Crazy, Skool Daze, Slayer, Snare, Speedball, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Spindizzy, Star Paws, Steel, Stormlord, Street Sports Baseball, Summer Games II, Super Cycle, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, The Arc Of Yesod, Thing Bounces Back, Thing on a Spring, Trailblazer, Uchi Mata, Uridium, Who Dares Wins II, Winter Games, World Games, Zynaps.