We’ve already seen mini retro products like the Nintendo NES and Atari console but the latest vintage tech to hit the market is the mini Commodore 64 computer which includes all the games original users loved.
The C64 Mini will be available on March 29 and will be priced at $149. It’s available now for preorder from EB Games and JB Hi-Fi.
Back in 1982, after it was first released it went on to become the world’s bestselling home computer.
Those old enough to remember the Commodore 64, like me, will recall the device as their first experience with video games.
And the C64 Mini with 64 games pre-installed including Boulder Dash, California Games, Skate Crazy, Summer Games II and Pitstop II.
The device is a shrunken version (50 per cent replica) of the original Commodore 64 and while it does replicate the keyboard, this is non operational – it’s there for show.
There are two USB ports on the side which can be used to either connect a keyboard or a second joystick. It comes with a classic style joystick.
Users can connect the C64 Mini to their TV via HDMI and also apply pixel filter options to give the playback more of a CRT feel which includes scanline emulation.
Here are included games for the C64 Mini:
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.