In the late 80’s and early 90’s, before Windows took over and the PC became more or less standard, there were a number of options for those who wanted a computer at home. The most popular was the Commodore with models such as the Commodore 64 and the various Amiga models.
Commodore 64 originated last year as part of the retrogaming wave of recent years, and now the manufacturer of it – Retro Games – is back with another classic Commodore machine, reports Engadget.
The A500 Mini is a “mini version” of the Amiga 500, the cheapest and most popular of Commodore’s Amiga computers.
It will not only emulate the regular Amiga 500 but also get additions that were in the Amiga 500 Plus and the successor Amiga 1200. The console comes with both the original two-button mouse and a controller based on the much later Amiga CD32 computer and not a joystick that was the usual the way to control games when the Amiga 500 was first released.
25 games will be included, including Worms and Simon the Sorcerer, and you can also download additional games via a USB connector. The A500 Mini will be released in 2022 and costs around SEK 1,300.
Here is a list of the games that have been announced so far:
- Alien Breed 3D
- Another World
- ATR: All Terrain Racing
- Battle Chess
- Kick Off 2
- Pinball Dreams
- Simon The Sorcerer
- Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
- The Chaos Engine
- Worms: The Director’s Cut
- Zool: Ninja Of The “Nth” Dimension