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Commodore 64 Mini Announced

Retro Games has announced a brand new mini console in the form of the classic, THEC64 Mini.

It looks like the mini retro console trend is currently in full swing as Nintendo see success from the launch of the NES and the SNES Mini. Now, we’ve got THEC64 Mini, a brand new micro-console which takes the form of one of the best selling home computers from the 80s.

THEC64 Mini is half the size of the original and comes with a classic joystick which connects to one of the two USB ports on the device. It also connects directly to TV’s which is a huge plus. It also comes with 64 licensed classic games pre-installed.

The mini computer includes games from original legendary developers such as Epyx, Gremlin Graphics, Hewson and The Bitmap Brothers; and titles such as California Games, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Paradroid and Impossible Mission.

“We are delighted to be able to bring back some of the most loved retro games ever, on one of the most successful formats of all time”, said Paul Andrews, Retro Games’ Managing Director. “THEC64® mini is a reimagining of the classic C64 computer and the first in a planned series of products on the way.”

You’re also probably wondering what the second USB port is for? Well players can also connect a standard USB PC keyboard into the device and use it as a classic C64 and type in BASIC computer listings, or even program entirely new games.