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.

Specifications

  • 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)

Games

AlleykatAnarchyThe Arc of Yesod
ArmalyteAvengerBattle Valley
BounderCalifornia GamesChip’s Challenge
ConfuzionCosmic CausewayCreatures
Cyberdyne WarriorCybernoidCybernoid II
DeflektorEveryone’s a WallyFirelord
Gribbly’s Day OutHawkeyeHeartland
HerobotixHighway EncounterHunter’s Moon
HysteriaImpossible MissionImpossible Mission II
Insects in SpaceMega-ApocalypseMission A.D.
Monty MoleMonty on the RunNebulus
NetherworldNobby the AardvarkNodes of Yesod
ParadroidPitstop IIRanarama
Robin of the WoodRubiconSkate Crazy
Skool DazeSlayerSnare
SpeedballSpeedball 2Spin Dizzy
Star PawsSteelStormlord
Street Sports BaseballSummer Games IISuper Cycle
Temple of Apshai TrilogyThing on a SpringThing Bounces Back
TrailblazerUchi MataUridium
Who Dares Wins IIWinter GamesWorld Games
Zynaps

Australian orders online here.

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