If you were an 80’s baby you would probably recall the Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer launched in 1982 by Commodore International. The system was first introduced to the tech world at the 1982 Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Consumers will now get to enjoy the nostalgic computer gaming system with THEC64® Mini, a 50% replica that comes pre-loaded with 64 classic games plus THEC64® Joystick.
Retro Games Ltd. and Solutions 2 GO just announced that THEC64® Mini is available now at retailers in North America. The THEC64® Mini is designed for fans of the original personal computer of the 80’s. It has a simple plug and play action for ease of use. Customers can just add a keyboard, and THEC64® Mini becomes a fully functional home computer complete with C64 BASIC.
THEC64® Mini features include the following:
- THEC64® Mini comes with 64 classic titles already installed, including California Games, Winter Games, Impossible Mission II, Boulder Dash, Jumpman, Pitstop II, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Street Sports Baseball, Summer Games II, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, Uridium and more. For the entire game list please visit https://thec64.com/games/.
- Equipped with two USB ports for adding an extra joystick for multiplayer games or plugging in a keyboard to create your own programming.
- Features high definition output at 720p and 60Hz via HDMI, 4:3 ratio, US/Europe display mode options, and a CRT filter.
- Plug in a USB keyboard and use as a fully functional home computer with C64 BASIC.
- THEC64® Mini supports software updates via USB flash drive so players have continued access to improved and enhanced programming.
THEC64® Mini is available in the United States at GameStop, Wal Mart, Amazon, and Costco for $79.99 (USD) and in Canada at, BestBuy, London Drugs, EB Games, and Costco for $99.99 (CAD).
I’m going to ask for a review unit of the THEC64® Mini but I have learned these retro gaming systems seem to be in “limited supply” so we shall see!
Sources: https://thec64.com/, Retro Games Ltd., Solutions 2 GO, Wikipedia