Following similar nostalgia-driven console releases from Nintendo and Sega, Commodore have looked at the current landscape of Stranger Things and Holy Holy songs and said, “Hang on, we have the highest selling home computer in the history of home computers, let’s shrink it 50% and reissue this bad-boy.” (That’s not a direct quote.)

THEC64 MINI comes 36 years after the original first unleashed 64K of RAM onto the unsuspecting world, and now features 64 built-in games — we’re talking Hawkeye, Monty Mole, California Games, Paradroid, Summer Games II, Pitfall II and many more — plus the ability to load other games onto it. We live in the future!

Here’s all the nerd-talk, in nerdy dot-points.

  • High Definition output at 720p via HDMI
  • Pixel Perfect graphics at 4:3 ratio, with full width, CRT filter and US/Europe display mode options
  • Save game function
  • 2 USB ports: plug in a USB keyboard and use as a fully functional home computer with C64 BASIC, or add a second joystick for 2-player games
  • Supports software updates via USB flash drive

It retails at $169, but beware – some things might be best left in the past. your memories of groundbreaking graphics, immersive gameplay, and hours of excitement may not translate.

Oh, and that keyboard – it’s mainly for show – the keys are non functional. It certainly looks like something Andrea Zuckerman would have written the The West Beverly Blaze on though, doesn’t it?

Check out a range of games, and the console itself below.

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