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

Alleykat Anarchy The Arc of Yesod
Armalyte Avenger Battle Valley
Bounder California Games Chip’s Challenge
Confuzion Cosmic Causeway Creatures
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
Paradroid Pitstop II Ranarama
Robin of the Wood Rubicon Skate Crazy
Skool Daze Slayer Snare
Speedball Speedball 2 Spin Dizzy
Star Paws Steel Stormlord
Street Sports Baseball Summer Games II Super Cycle
Temple of Apshai Trilogy Thing on a Spring Thing Bounces Back
Trailblazer Uchi Mata Uridium
Who Dares Wins II Winter Games World Games
Zynaps

Australian orders online here.