With the rising popularity of releasing retro consoles for todays market, Commodore’s classic 80’s home computer the Commodore 64 gets a mini version with built-in games.
The news is most welcome for 80’s gamers and there’s not too long to wait either; the console will be out next year for £64.99. It’s officially licensed and like the newly release Classic Mini SNES it’s a replica of the original machine but at half the size.
The console is set to include an old school Competition Pro-looking joystick, that plugs into one of two USB ports, and uses a HDMI cable to connect to your TV. Also like the Mini SNES, it’ll be able to save your games at any time and has various filter options to mimic CRT television sets to give you that authentic 80’s experience. Unlike the SNES though there’s also the option to plug in a USB keyboard.
Additional features include:
- High Definition output at 720p via HDMI.
- Pixel Perfect graphics at 4:3 ratio, with full width, CRT filter and US/Europe display mode options.
- Save game function.
- 2 USB ports: plug in a USB keyboard and use as a fully functional home computer with C64 BASIC, or add a second joystick for two-player games.
- Supports software updates via USB flash drive.
There are 64 games built into the console (which is triple the amount included in the NES/SNES Mini’s) and it’s a pretty good line-up, with classics such as Armalyte, Impossible Mission, Monty On The Run, Paradroid, Spindizzy, and Uridium.
You can pre order the Commodore 64 mini on Amazon in the United Kingdom now (and its actually in stock unlike the recent NES/SNES Mini fiasco’s) and the console releases on February 8th 2018.
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