The Commodore C64 is back – well sort of
Aussie based Five Star Games has announced the resurrection of the C64 – a working half-scale version of the best-selling computer of the 80s.
Developed by Retro Games, the C64 Mini console 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 a joystick and a keyboard.
The cost is A$149.95, and delivery is due at the end of March – no it’s not an April Fool’s Joke although the keyboard is just for show. A full-sized version with working keyboard is planned for later this year.
- 720p, 4:3 ratio output via HDMI (NTSC and PAL) – will connect to an LCD monitor as well
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports for keyboard and joystick
- Runs C64 BASIC
- Software updates via USB
- 64 preloaded licenced games and save Game function (more games will be available for purchase)
- USB power lead (no USB charger)
|Alleykat||Anarchy||The Arc of Yesod|
|Bounder||California Games||Chip’s Challenge|
|Cyberdyne Warrior||Cybernoid||Cybernoid II|
|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|
|Robin of the Wood||Rubicon||Skate Crazy|
|Speedball||Speedball 2||Spin Dizzy|
|Street Sports Baseball||Summer Games II||Super Cycle|
|Temple of Apshai Trilogy||Thing on a Spring||Thing Bounces Back|
|Who Dares Wins II||Winter Games||World Games|
Australian orders online here.