It’s full-size. It’s got a fully operational keyboard. The C64 is back!
Ok, ok – so we’ve had the C64 Mini for quite a while already. However we still think there will be plenty of appetite for this new offering from Retro Games Ltd. – dubbed “THEC64” . For starters, it’s full-size and comes complete with a fully operational keyboard featuring the signature brown keys found on the original C64. It also comes with a micro switch retro joystick, which you can see in the video below. You’ll have three modes to choose from: C64 Basic, Vic20 Basic and a mode to launch any of the 64 preinstalled games directly. To bring the original console a little more up-to-date there’s also HDMI output (720p) and four USB inputs.
We don’t yet have the full list of pre-installed games, but expect to see classic C64 titles such as Attack of the Mutant Camels, Boulder Dash, California Games, Galencia and Gridrunner. It releases on Dec 5th 2019 with a UK retail price of £109.99. It’s not yet up on Amazon in the UK, but be sure to check back as we expect this to start appearing in retailers very quickly!
In the meantime, check out the Official Announcement Video Below!