The fully licensed re-imagining of the 80’s bestselling home computer, the Commodore 64, returns to shelves on March 29.
Developed by Retro Games and distributed by Koch Media, THEC64 Mini is half the size of the original C64 and is a fully functioning home computer that connects directly to your television and comes with two USB ports for the joystick and a keyboard. Users can play any one of the 64 licensed classic pre-installed games. This includes games from developers like Epyx, Gremlin Graphics, Hewson and The Bitmap Brothers boasting titles such as California Games, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Paradroid and Impossible Mission.
Also included is the classic puzzler Boulder Dash. The game sees ‘Rockford’ cavern crawling in search of gems while trying to avoid creatures, cave-ins and gas explosions. Stephan Berendsen, President of BBG Entertainment GmbH said, “Retro Games and BBG brought back together what has always belonged dating back to 1984 – the C64 and Boulder Dash.”
Most of these games were rated over 90% by leading publications of the day, with many winning coveted awards. From sports to shooters, platforms to puzzles, there is a plethora of titles to keep the most discerning retro enthusiast happy.
Paul Andrews, Retro Games’ Managing Director. added, “We are delighted to bring to retail THEC64 mini and let both original fans of the machine, and all-new generations of games players discover this amazing system, as well as maybe even have a go at programming it for themselves!”
You can check out the announcement trailer below.