Joining the previously released Nintendo NES and SNES is the Commodore64, in the guise of the C64 Mini. This tiny console is created by Retro Games with an expected shipping date in 2018 for a small price of US$ 70 (approx. RM 260).
Launched in 1982, the original Commodore64 was a hit among early computer users for its usability and (back then) affordable price for a home computer. It is also technically one of the first all-in-one computer as the device lives in the keyboard rather than an external box.
The console will be physically half the size of the original unit. Unfortunately, the keyboard is non-functional due to the size. It does come with USB ports to connect any external keyboard and the included joystick accessory. Other accessories in the box include a charger and HDMI cable.
For purists, the C64 Mini will have filtering options for CRT, pixel-perfect mode as well as scanline emulation. There will be 64 games installed in the C64 Mini, including:
- California Games
- Speedball 2
- Brutal Deluxe
Through the USB port, users can upgrade their C64 Mini’s firmware in the future. The C64 Mini is expected to ship sometime in 2018, with an estimated retail price of US$ 70 (or about RM 260).
(Source: Engadget )