The C64 Mini - Preorder for 2018 release - £69.99 @ IWOOT
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The C64 Mini - Preorder for 2018 release - £69.99 @ IWOOT

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Edited by:"Bulldog75"Found 29th Sep 2017
After the super popular Mini NES and the new Mini SNES, this looks fab!

The World's best-selling Home Computer - Reborn!

It's 1982 and a new home computer graces the scene.

Out goes the silent black and white experience and in with 64KB of RAM, colour graphics, and synthesizer sound.

Roll forward 35 years and kick nostalgia into overdrive with the release of THE64 MINI.

A tiny but perfectly formed officially licensed 50% scale replica of this much loved machine.

Featuring high-definition output via HDMI, a classic style joystick and 64 built-in games including classics like California Games, Paradroid, Nebulus, Impossible Mission and Uridium.

Features:

  • Accurate C64 operation
  • NTSC & PAL Display modes (60 & 50 Hz)
  • Pixel filter options (sharp, CRT, scanline emulation)
  • Pixel perfect graphics
  • Save & resume game functions
  • 2 USB ports: plug in a USB keyboard and use as a fully functional home computer, or add a second joystick for 2-player games
  • Firmware upgradeable via USB flash drive

Games Pre-Installed

  • 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
  • Zynaps

IGN have covered the news: uk.ign.com/art…ced

Official site: thec64.com/
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You can play all these games free on an emulator. Then after you're bored from nostalgia you'll think that you just saved yourself £69.99.
Sorry, this is no good if it doesn't come with a screeching cassette player.

My dad used to spend ages programming games. One was a Hangman game. I told him we could just play it with paper and a pencil, but he was before his time!

Press play on tape
Edited by: "willsdaddy" 29th Sep 2017
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I need to play this again, and yie ar kung fu.
Edited by: "win26" 29th Sep 2017
No Emlyn Hughes soccer and no bubble bobble....... I’m out.
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I need this in my life
Sorry, this is no good if it doesn't come with a screeching cassette player.

My dad used to spend ages programming games. One was a Hangman game. I told him we could just play it with paper and a pencil, but he was before his time!

Press play on tape
Edited by: "willsdaddy" 29th Sep 2017
I was in Genesis Project who àre still going strong in the C64 scene..

No Wizball or Last Ninja Series..
Edited by: "Dawsy" 29th Sep 2017
my uncle would probably love this, but it's not Zx spectrum so no Daley Thompsons decathlon, which was basically the international track and field of his day

I cant help but feel there's 1 crucial thing missing from these and Sony will probably do it right, the system should have an online store that allows you to download tonnes of games, I'm talking PS1 mini with 20 games pre installed then an extra £3-5 for a games that are on an online store that you can download onto the system, 1 step further would be having PS+ gives you 1 free game a month

alas tis but a dream
Edited by: "Retroagv" 29th Sep 2017
U better get the dizzy series and bombjack
I don't know if this will work for everyone but if you have a "We miss you" email from Iwoot, the 20% code works on this so works out £55.99.
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Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 29th Sep 2017
Still have the original don’t use it.
This will stick it to those crappy zx spectrum fanboys lol
Bit before my time this one,
No storm warrior. I look forward to buying this for £20 soon after launch.
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I need to play this again, and yie ar kung fu.
Edited by: "win26" 29th Sep 2017
I wonder if it can load roms?

In some ways this is tempting, but it's missing games which I dad used to play like mutant camels.
Nice idea but 60 games, while it may sound a lot, isn't nearly enough as the games are no where near the scale of SNES games or even the NES games featured on the NES mini. To stand a chance of getting a good cross section of the classics they need 100+. Hopefully someone will discover a way to stick more on like the NES/SNES mini at which point I would be somewhat interested, though I always preferred the Speccy back in the day....
You can play all these games free on an emulator. Then after you're bored from nostalgia you'll think that you just saved yourself £69.99.
No comments about Raspberry Pi yet??



give it time.

some people like posting in every retro thread that a Pi can run emulators...

hold the front page....
win266 m ago

[Image] I need to play this again, ye ah


That's Bruce Lee, I had that on my Atari 800XL. It took about 30 mins to load (If you was lucky enough to load first time round).
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 29th Sep 2017
Pi c64 is a bit hit and miss with some games. Not the greatest selection of games. Seems pretty expensive.
It needs the old cartridge games like the count and voodoo castle, or was that the vic20 ?
You got 2 obvious games missing from that list ....Commando and Green Beret.
This looks like a knock off. Do the keys even work? It seems to be desperate to point out that if you attach a usb kb it can be used as a 'home computer'.
No creatures, creatures 2, summer camp or winter camp?.... I'm out
willsdaddy46 m ago

Sorry, this is no good if it doesn't come with a screeching cassette …Sorry, this is no good if it doesn't come with a screeching cassette player. My dad used to spend ages programming games. One was a Hangman game. I told him we could just play it with paper and a pencil, but he was before his time!Press play on tap


The Vic20/C64 didn't screech? The Spectrum did.
Still got my original C64. Put many hours into that thing! Used to love it
No Emlyn Hughes soccer and no bubble bobble....... I’m out.
What no Rock´n Wrestle or Barry Mcguigan boxing?... I loved playing those down my mates house, happy days!
ronkerdonk1 m ago

No Emlyn Hughes soccer and no bubble bobble....... I’m out.


Oh yeah bubble bobble another classic so much fun in 2 player.
Thing on a spring... what a tune!

No commando or ghostbusters?! Loved those games.
played these all the time around my mates, I only had a commodore 16
Edited by: "souljacker" 29th Sep 2017
No Microprose Soccer. No Wizball. No Head over Heels. Disappointing
Yes its missing a lot of classics no wonderboy or flimbos quest
No last ninja!!!
Ghost and goblins, spy hunter, exploding fists, Samantha fox etc etc . Where's all the classics?
Edited by: "win26" 29th Sep 2017
Where the f@ck is Dizzy?!
No Way of the Exploding Fist or Kung Fu Master either.

Barely any of the US Gold games are there and none of the Codemasters games.
Seems a lot of money for a novelty that will probably get put back in its box after less than a day when you realise that all those classic games are actually not as good as you remembered them to be.
790219 m ago

Where the f@ck is Dizzy?!


Dizzy was like £1.99 then If i remember... Was it codemasters? I liked those or was it Chuckie Egg?. On ZX spectrum with its 16.7 million colours! or was it 7?
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Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 29th Sep 2017
ahh some fond memories here but defo a case of ruining some nostalgia. Will give it a miss.
win261 h, 24 m ago

[Image] I need to play this again, and yie ar kung fu.


Loved this
I have a couple of C64s, one unopened and still sealed. I will be getting this.
Edited by: "blackandamber" 29th Sep 2017
RiverDragon81 h, 41 m ago

That's Bruce Lee, I had that on my Atari 800XL. It took about 30 mins to …That's Bruce Lee, I had that on my Atari 800XL. It took about 30 mins to load (If you was lucky enough to load first time round).


Ah, I thought that looked familiar

My brother bought his Atari 800xl with the serial connected floppy disc drive (130k if I recall correctly!) It was about the same price as buying just the disc drive to use with his Atari 400.


I wrote myself a game cheat program which could also dump the memory to disc and restore it later to speed up game loading and included a cassette emulator so I could transfer cassette games to disc, it worked by copying the OS rom to the paged in ram adding my own code and locking it so most software couldn't switch it out. I even fixed the bug in the OS which made tape loading unreliable (The OS didn't reset one of the custom chips, cant remember which but I think it might have been Pokey) often misreported as a hardware bug by computer magazines. I also wrote a separate program to make more reliably loading copies of many program tapes, which created a sharper recording free from crappy anti-piracy protection.

In those days software programming was often more fun than playing the games


Edited by: "melted" 29th Sep 2017
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