Commodore 64 Mini

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
#1
This gives me a massive erection... They better actually bring it to market.

THE COMMODORE 64 MINI COMES WITH OVER 60 GAMES, ’80S NOSTALGIA

If you weren’t one of the lucky few who were able to sate their retro console lust with an SNES Classic Edition — Nintendo, why hast thou forsaken us with such short supply?! — don’t fret quite yet. You may still be in for an equally sweet gaming treat sometime in the near future with The C64 Mini. It’s another plug-and-play replica console, this time built as a fully functioning 50% scale Commodore 64 computer.

Gamespot picked up on news of The C64 Mini, which comes on the heels of the sell-out success of both the NES and SNES Classic Editions released by Nintendo in 2016 and 2017 respectively. And while The C64 Mini is not produced by the original maker of the Commodore (that company went bankrupt), it still looks like it captures the essence of gaming in 1982. (Meaning 8-bit graphics galore and a whole bunch of raw and wonderful synth music.)



If you purchase The C64 Mini, you’ll be getting a console that contains 64 of the original Commodore 64 gaming titles, including Impossible Mission and California Games (full overview of games in the image below — click to enlarge), a joystick, a USB power lead, and an HDMI cable. The console hooks up to your television via the HDMI cable, and there are two USB ports so you can either plug in two joysticks for competitive play, or perhaps even a real keyboard. Why would you want to plug in a real keyboard, you ask? Because you can use The C64 Mini to program in BASIC, and even program entirely new games. (So the next time somebody tells you you’re basic, you can be like: input “you bet I am, honey.”)



See the full list of games at the bottom of the post.

The one caveat to any excitement that is now festering deep within your nostalgic soul is the fact that The C64 Mini, which is expected to cost around $70, has no definitive release date. This usually wouldn’t be a big deal, except the maker behind The C64 Mini, Retro Games Ltd., did previously execute a successful indiegogo campaign for a full-sized Commodore 64 replica, which has still not materialized for donors even though its original release date was supposed to be sometime in December of 2016.

Retro Games Ltd. has, however, stated in an indiegogo update that after the global launch of The C64 Mini, the company will get back to working on the full-size Commodore 64 replica, which is simply named THE 64. That system is set to be released in 2018. Maybe it will come with a commercial as sweet as the one for the original Commodore 64.


What do you think about The C64 Mini? Would you take it over the SNES and NES Classic Editions? Or would you prefer to wait until Nintendo decides to produce more of those models? Let us know in the comments below!

Full list of games included in the above C64 Mini announcement:

AlleyKat
Anarchy
The Arc Of Yesod
Armalyte: Competition Edition
Avenger
Battle Valley
Bounder
California Games
Chip’s Challenge
Confuzion
Summer Games II
Spindizzy
Slayer
Star Paws
Super Cycle
Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II
Creatures
Cyberdyne Warrior
Cybernoid II: The Revenge
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
Deflektor
Everyone’s a Wally
Firelord
Gribbly’s Day Out
Hawkeye
Street Sports Baseball
Speedball
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
Thing Bounces Back
Thing on a Spring
Heartland
Herobotix
Highway Encounter
Hunter’s Moon
Hysteria
Impossible Mission
Impossible Mission II
Insects In Space
Zynaps
Mega-Apocalypse
Stormlord
Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
Trailblazer
Uchi Mata
Uridium
Mission A.D
Monty Mole
Monty on the Run
Nebulus
Netherworld
Nobby the Aardvark
Nodes Of Yesod
Paradroid
Pitstop II
Rana Rama
Steel
Snare
Who Dares Wins II
Winter Games
World Games


Not pictured but also included, per Hothardware:

Robin of the Wood
Rubicon
Skate Crazy
Skool Daze
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
#5
I have an ATARI Flashback.
It's fun to play and easy when you're a few beers in.
 

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
#6
The only issue I have with this (and it's a big one) is that MANY of my favorite games are not listed. There must be a way to remedy this, or I will quickly lose interest.

There is a metric shit-ton of games for the C64. The vast majority of my favorites are available for download. As long as they can be somehow added, this will be a winner.
 
#7
Yeah I was interested until I saw the list of games
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

El hombre de los moleculos!
#8
No Bruce Lee, Airborne Ranger, or Law of the West?

I'm out.

Impossible Mission was awesome though.

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NotSoFast

Registered User
#9
I had three games I played constantly on my C64. Fourth & Goal Football, Pool of Radiance, and Test Drive 2: The Duel. Fuck their shitty list.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#10
I must have had 300 games for the C64, the only one on that list I played was Impossible Mission.

Where is Montezumas Revenge? Where is TGIF?
 

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
#12
Montezuma's Revenge was awesome!

These is my list of the other games I really want - off the top of my head (I wasted MANY hours on these as a lad):

Beach Head series
Spy hunter
Choplifter
Pitfall
Skool Daze
Castle Wolfenstein
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Ultima series, primarily Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Lode Runner
Blue Max
Zaxxon
Summer/Winter Games
Sammy Lightfoot
Microleague Baseball
One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird
Bard's Tale
Archon
Battle Chess
Commando
Test Drive series
Ghostbusters

Spy vs. Spy
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
Donator
#13
Montezuma's Revenge was awesome!

These is my list of the other games I really want - off the top of my head (I wasted MANY hours on these as a lad):

Beach Head series
Spy hunter
Choplifter
Pitfall
Skool Daze
Castle Wolfenstein
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Ultima series, primarily Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Lode Runner
Blue Max
Zaxxon
Summer/Winter Games
Sammy Lightfoot
Microleague Baseball
One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird
Bard's Tale
Archon
Battle Chess
Commando
Test Drive series
Ghostbusters

Spy vs. Spy
I would take the 20 or so you listed over the 60+ they offer. I only recognized about a dozen from their list.
 

DiggerNick

Well-Known Member
Donator
#14
How could they miss the best games on the system, TURRICAN 1 and 2? What about the LAST NINJA games?

If there was a way to purchase additional games for it I'd be all over this. Although I can't imagine it being any less than $150 in Australia, because that's the way it is over here. We get gouged like a motherfucker over anything video game related.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#15
If this was based on Jeri Elsworths Computer on Chip I'd be all over this. Most likely it's some locked down version of Android in emulation mode. If someone is able jailbreak it may you can run floppy image files.
 

SatansCheerledr

Ideologically Unsound
#17
I really don't get the whole retro gaming thing. I would never wast my time playing that crappy old shit.
 

Bobobie

Registered User
#21
I was more into games like Ultima, Cyberpunk, Autoduel, Roadwars. Games where you usually need two or more floppies. From the list, it looks like it's going to be platform and button mashers. With Retropi and Retroarch, why would you spend $100?
 
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DiggerNick

Well-Known Member
Donator
#22
Can anyone recommend good emulators for the C64 and Amiga. Preferably one where you don't have to pay for games?
 
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