Retro Games has come out with Commodore 64 Mini with an aim to encash the popularity of Nintendo’s miniature classic action. Nintendo had released NES Classic last year and it met tremendous success. They have now released the SNES Classic too.
While fans are keen to own them, it has become extremely difficult to find one due to limited volumes being made available as per Nintendo’s new strategy of creating things that fans want, but, making less than enough of them. However, Retro Games won’t be facing that issue when their Commodore Mini in late 2018.
This C64 Mini is a great deal similar to the original console apart from the fact that it is just about half of the original in size and is a well defined replica of the original device and that’s what Nintendo has also done with their recent NES and SNES Classic Consoles. The new devices will have HDMI ports to help you enjoy the great 8-bit graphics. There is a replica of Commodore C64 (half the size of the original device), an HDMI output that allows you to connect the device to latest TVs and display screens, a classic joystick reminiscent of the Competition Pro joysticks of the old device and 64 built-in games, included in the package. The C64 is copied by the system and has a save game option as well as two USB ports to connect a keyboard or a second joystick to facilitate two player gaming.
As reported by EndGadget, the following video games are among the inbuilt games offered in the package: AlleyKat, Anarchy, Armalyte: Competition Edition, Avenger, Battle Valley, Bounder, California Games, Chip’s Challenge, Confuzion, 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, Heartland, Herobotix, Highway Encounter, Hunter’s Moon, Hysteria, Impossible Mission, Impossible Mission II, Insects In Space, Mega-Apocalypse, Mission A.D, Monty Mole, Monty on the Run, Nebulus, Netherworld, Nobby the Aardvark, Nodes Of Yesod, Paradroid, Pitstop II, Rana Rama, Robin Of The Wood, Rubicon, Skate Crazy, Skool Daze, Slayer, Snare, Speedball, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Spindizzy, Star Paws, Steel, Stormlord, Street Sports Baseball, Summer Games II, Super Cycle, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, The Arc Of Yesod, Thing Bounces Back, Thing on a Spring, Trailblazer, Uchi Mata, Uridium, Who Dares Wins II, Winter Games, World Games, and Zynaps. The console is likely to cost you $69.99 and although, no official release date has been announced, we expect it to hit the markets late next year.
On the other hand, Nintendo is not just suffering from production issues related to the newly introduced tiny retro systems which rely on gamer nostalgia. Their previous release Wii was also a failure at the time of its release, however, it was available a few months down the line. That’s not how things have been with the newly “released” Switch. The Nintendo Switch came out in March, but, you would be lucky to find one. Similarly, SNES Classic is officially “out”, but, consider yourself fortunate if you are able to buy one of those at the listed retail price.
Retro Games has also now jumped on the nostalgia bandwagon by literally going back to prehistoric times of the gaming consoles. However, we wonder if people will embrace it the way they have been running after the Nintendo miniature consoles. We will come to know that once the device is released. End Gadgets highlights that C64 Mini has several of the missing classic games for the device and that could be decisive for those fans who are keen to buy the newest mini console.