Vintage & Retro Computer Project
Rescue, Repair & Relive Yesterdays Technology

Todays Date: April 23, 2024

RETRO DATE: Late 80’s Early 90’s

THE A500 MINI

A compact reimagining of the Amiga 500 home computer, featuring perfect emulation of not only the original A500 but also the Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) of the A1200.

Play one of the included 25 classic Amiga games, selected from a simple to use carousel, or play the games you own from USB stick.

The

A500 Mini

History

It was also a computer that sparked a sort of tribalism in the gaming market: you were either an A500 fan or an Atari ST user. It was the PlayStation / Xbox rivalry of its day.

Skip some 35 years and the Amiga A500 is back, albeit in mini form as a retro gaming console called The A500 Mini.

Given the Amiga A500 was one of the most successful Commodore computers, there were a lot of A500 fans out there. The good news for them is that The A500 Mini manages to capture the retro charm of the original computer with its stunning eye for detail.

While we would have like a working keyboard, we are really impressed with the build of the The A500 Mini, as well as how easy it is to setup and play.

The addition of a gamepad and mouse is a really nice touch and the game selection is varied.

THEA500® Mini, a compact reimagining of this classic home computer. Featuring perfect emulation of not only the original A500 (OCS) and Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) of future revisions, but also the Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) of the A1200.

Play one of the included 25 classic Amiga games, selected from a simple to use carousel, including all-time greats like Alien Breed 3D, Another World, Simon the Sorcerer and Worms. Or side-load your own games via USB stick with full WHDLoad support and an array of options to choose from. Plus save and resume your game at any time to help you finish those punishingly difficult classics.

The THEA500® Mini comes with the original style 2-button mouse and newly engineered 8-button precision gamepad, allowing you to choose your control method. To compliment the on-screen keyboard, you can plug in an external standard USB PC keyboard for additional functionality.

Box Contains
THEA500 Mini
(Keyboard non-functional. Virtual keyboard included),
2-Button USB Mouse (1.8m -6ft)
8-Button USB Gamepad (1.8m – 6ft)
USB-C Power Supply Cable (1.8m – 6ft)
(AC Adapter NOT included)
HDMI Cable (1.8m – 6ft)

Games Included:
Alien Breed 3D, Alien Breed: Special Edition’92, Another World, Arcade Pool, ATR: All Terrain Racing, Battle Chess, Cadaver, California Games, The Chaos Engine, Dragons Breath, F-16 Combat Pilot, Kick Off 2, The Lost Patrol, Paradroid 90, Pinball Dreams, Project-X: Special Edition 93, Qwak, The Sentinel, Simon the Sorcerer, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Stunt Car Racer, Super Cars II, Titus The Fox: To Marrakech And Back, Worms: The Director’s Cut, Zool: Ninja Of The “Nth” Dimension

THEA500® Mini, a compact reimagining of this classic home computer. Featuring perfect emulation of not only the original A500 (OCS) and Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) of future revisions, but also the Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) of the A1200.

Play one of the included 25 classic Amiga games, selected from a simple to use carousel, including all-time greats like Alien Breed 3D, Another World, Simon the Sorcerer and Worms. Or side-load your own games via USB stick with full WHDLoad support and an array of options to choose from. Plus save and resume your game at any time to help you finish those punishingly difficult classics.

The THEA500® Mini comes with the original style 2-button mouse and newly engineered 8-button precision gamepad, allowing you to choose your control method. To compliment the on-screen keyboard, you can plug in an external standard USB PC keyboard for additional functionality.

Box Contains
THEA500 Mini
(Keyboard non-functional. Virtual keyboard included),
2-Button USB Mouse (1.8m -6ft)
8-Button USB Gamepad (1.8m – 6ft)
USB-C Power Supply Cable (1.8m – 6ft)
(AC Adapter NOT included)
HDMI Cable (1.8m – 6ft)

Games Included:
Alien Breed 3D, Alien Breed: Special Edition’92, Another World, Arcade Pool, ATR: All Terrain Racing, Battle Chess, Cadaver, California Games, The Chaos Engine, Dragons Breath, F-16 Combat Pilot, Kick Off 2, The Lost Patrol, Paradroid 90, Pinball Dreams, Project-X: Special Edition 93, Qwak, The Sentinel, Simon the Sorcerer, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Stunt Car Racer, Super Cars II, Titus The Fox: To Marrakech And Back, Worms: The Director’s Cut, Zool: Ninja Of The “Nth” Dimension

Summary

If you want the retro experience with the speed and future proof of todays technology, then THEA500Mini is for you. In addition to the games and options, you can add additional games via a USB stick.

A500Mini + Mouse & Controller

HDMI Cable