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Return of the legend: The Commodore 64 Mini arrives in March

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 31 Jan 2018 12:03 User comments (8)

Return of the legend: The Commodore 64 Mini arrives in March

The past two years have been good for retro gamers. First, we got NES Classic Edition from Nintendo back in 2016. In 2017, arrived SNES Classic. And now, probably the biggest legend of them all, Commodore 64 is making a return.
USC-powered mini computer, dubbed as The C64 Mini, will be available in March, 2018 with suggested retail price of 79,90 in Europe, appx. $70 in United States.

The retro gaming kit will include a miniature version of Commodore 64 chassis (unfortunately the keyboard is just for the authentic look and is not functional), a USB joystick (for those too young to remember, joystick is a gaming controller with one stick and two buttons..) and pre-installed 64 licensed games.



Device has HDMI output that sends out 720p video in correct 4:3 aspect ratio, two USB ports for joysticks or a USB keyboard and internal storage for saved game states and game records.

List of games that ship with the device:
  • AlleyKat
  • Anarchy
  • Armalyte: Competition Edition
  • Avenger
  • Battle Valley
  • Boulder Dash
  • Bounder
  • California Games
  • Chip's Challenge
  • Confuzion
  • Creatures
  • Cyberdyne Warrior
  • Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
  • Cybernoid II: The Revenge
  • Deflektor
  • Everyone's A Wally
  • Firelord
  • Gribbly's Day Out
  • Hawkeye
  • Heartland
  • Herobotix
  • Highway Encounter
  • Hunter's Moon
  • Hysteria
  • Impossible Mission
  • Impossible Mission II
  • IO
  • Jumpman
  • 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
  • Snare
  • Speedball
  • Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
  • Spindizzy
  • Star Paws
  • Steel
  • Street Sports Baseball
  • Summer Games II (inc. Summer Games I)
  • Super Cycle
  • Temple of Apshai Trilogy
  • The Arc Of Yesod
  • Thing on a Spring
  • Thing Bounces Back
  • Trailblazer
  • Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II
  • Uchi Mata
  • Uridium
  • Who Dares Wins II
  • Winter Games
  • World Games
  • Zynaps

The C64 Mini emulates original Commodore 64 completely, so plugging in a USB keyboard will allow the user to start writing BASIC commands, just like the original did.

The C64 Mini starts shipping worldwide on 29th of March, 2018 and it should be available from most electronics stores worldwide.

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8 user comments

131.1.2018 18:52

No congo bongo. Fail.

21.2.2018 01:21

No buggyboy and Donald Duck's Playground!

31.2.2018 09:23

Didn't the King's quest series originate on this platform? Anyway, I feel those that grew up in this era would appreciate it, but kids today would be bored after 5 minutes of gameplay and it'll collect dust.

41.2.2018 12:33

Originally posted by CarpeSol:
No congo bongo. Fail.
Add to that.........no Goonies. FAIL!

52.2.2018 15:40

So you have to plug in a separate USB keyboard even though there's already a keyboard on the unit (albeit not working)?!? Shoulda made that keyboard a WORKING one. FAIL!

62.2.2018 18:11

Originally posted by ivymike:
So you have to plug in a separate USB keyboard even though there's already a keyboard on the unit (albeit not working)?!? Shoulda made that keyboard a WORKING one. FAIL!
It is a wee bit small, if you look at the picture and put it to the proportions based on the USB ports... :-)

76.2.2018 07:58

No ARtillary Duel?!?!

814.2.2018 06:08

None of the games I want, typical of these redo's unfortunately and you can't get or add the games you really want on. Another wasted clone box.

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