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)


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Australian orders online here.