With Nintendo finding great success with it’s Mini NES and Mini SNES systems, it was only a matter of time before other companies started jumping aboard the retro bandwagon. Say hello to the Commodore 64.
Retro Games will be releasing a Mini Commodore 64 in early 2018. The Commodore originally released in 1982 (now I feel really old) and can be credited as being the gateway to the world of gaming and programming for many gamers.
The C64 Mini will be roughly half the size of the original and will come pre-loaded with 64 classic Commodore games including California Games, Speedball 2 and Chip’s Challenge.
The C64 Mini will connect to modern TV’s using a HDMI cable and will come bundled with a single joystick controller. There is a second USB port available for those that want to connect a second joystick for some 2-player retro action. The best part is that the USB ports can also be used to connect a QWERTY keyboard. Why? Well, just like the original Commodore 64, the C64 Mini also runs BASIC, which can be used to write programs that can then be saved to the system.
There is no specific date set for the system’s release, although it seems that it should be coming out in early 2018 for around $69.99.