Can you hear that? It’s your childhood calling! that’s right the Commodore C64 is making a comeback and it’s not too far away! this fully licensed re-imagining of the 80’s bestselling home computer – THEC64® Mini – will be released on the 29 March 2018
Launched in 1982, the C64 home computer went on to dominate the home computer scene throughout the 1980s. Millions of units were sold across the world and have a special place in the hearts of its former owners.
This new version of the C64 is developed by Retro Games Ltd THEC64® Mini is half the size of the original C64 and is a fully functioning home computer that connects directly to your television and comes with two USB ports for the joystick and a keyboard.
35 years later and it’s back as the reimagined THEC64® Mini. Plugging into any modern TV via its HDMI port, users can play any one of the 64 licensed classic pre-installed games ( Full list below) This includes games from developers like Epyx, Gremlin Graphics, Hewson and The Bitmap Brothers boasting titles such as California Games, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Paradroid, Impossible Mission and Boulderdash.
“We are delighted to bring to retail THEC64 mini and let both original fans of the machine, and all-new generations of games players discover this amazing system, as well as maybe even have a go at programming it for themselves!”, said Paul Andrews, Retro Games’ Managing Director.
included in the box with THEC64® Mini is a classic 1.5m (5 foot) wired USB joystick (with added function keys for game-specific modes), a USB charging cable and an HDMI cable (both 1.2m (4 foot) in length) allowing full compatibility will all modern TVs.
Other features include Pixel Perfect display with US/Europe display modes and CRT filter options, plus a save game function. As befits a home computer reimagining, plug a standard PC keyboard into one of the two USB ports and use as a classic C64 to type in those old BASIC computer listings. Future software updates can also be assured by firmware revisions via USB flash drive.
The full list of 64 games is as follows:
Armalyte: Competition Edition
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
Cybernoid II: The Revenge
Everyone’s A Wally
Gribbly’s Day Out
Impossible Mission II
Monty on the Run
Nobby the Aardvark
Nodes Of Yesod
Robin Of The Wood
Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
Street Sports Baseball
Summer Games II (inc. Summer Games I)
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
The Arc Of Yesod
Thing on a Spring
Thing Bounces Back
Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II
Uchi Mata, Uridium
Who Dares Wins II
As well as having 64 classic titles the C64 also allows you to programme in BASIC so you can relive those glory days of creating custom software only now with extra added nostalgia.
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