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

Todays Date: April 23, 2024

RETRO DATE: Late 80’s Early 90’s

C64 MAXI & MINI

THEC64Mini is an updated version of the Commodore 64 home computer, manufactured by Retro Games Ltd. and distributed by Koch Media.

It is based on an ARM CPU A20 SoC and Linux operating system running the VICE emulator. It connects via HDMI to any ordinary home TV. It comes supplied with 64 classic C64 games. Players can save their game states scores to permanent storage if using the included games; up to four states exist per game. It is also possible to save game states for software loaded via a USB pen drive, with the saved information written to the pen drive.

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History

If you wanted to capture your youth and you wanted a Commodore 64 that was full size (virtually identical to the original Commodore 64) built with modern technology, then THE C64 is the obvious choice.

Even though I already own an original breadbin Commodore 64, its still and old 64 and even with future proofing and maintenance I am still restricted to RGB Scart output at best, so this is the ideal solution to provide the best HDMI picture quality.

Even better, you don’t have to wait ages for the games on tape to load. With this solution, its all instant so its a win win.

The C64 is back, this time full-sized with a working keyboard for the dedicated retro home-computer fan.

Featuring three switchable modes – C64, VIC 20, and Games Carousel.

Connect to any modern TV via HDMI for crisp 720p HD visuals, at 60 Hz or 50 Hz.

An updated joystick, now featuring micro switches, companions the hardware making the included games even more fun than ever.

The Games Carousel has 64 pre-installed games including classics such as California Games, Paradroid and Boulder Dash, with new additions like Attack of the Mutant Camels, Hover Bovver, Iridis Alpha, and Gridrunner.

Topped off with the recently released shoot ’em up Galencia and text adventure Planet of Death to let you relive the glory days of true keyboard gaming!
Plus, THEC64® allows you to load and save your own files and games via USB stick (including multi-disk titles) and program in C64 or VIC 20 BASIC.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • The C64 Home Computer
  • Full-Size Working Keyboard
  • Micro Switch USB Joystick
  • 1.5m lead & 8 buttons
  • 1.2m HDMI cable
  • 1.2m USB Power cable
  • 2amp USB AC Adapter
  • Quick Guide
  • 64 Games (pre-installed)

Games Included:
Alleykat, Anarchy, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Avenger, Battle Valley, Bear Bovver, Boulder Dash, Bounder, California Games, Chips Challenge, Confuzion, Cosmic Causeway, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid II, Deflektor, Destroyer, Everyone’s a Wally, Firelord, Galencia, Gateway to Apshai, Gribbly’s Day Out, Gridrunner (VIC 20), Heartland, Herobotix, Highway Encounter, Hover Bovver, Impossible Mission, Impossible Mission II, IO, Iridis Alpha, Jumpman, Mega Apocalypse, Mission AD, Monty Mole, Monty on the Run, Nebulus, Netherworld, Nodes of Yesod, Paradroid, Pitstop II, Planet of Death, Psychedelia (VIC 20), Ranarama, Robin of the Wood, Silicon Warrior, Skate Crazy, Speedball 2, Spindizzy, Steel, Street Sports Baseball, Street Sports Basketball, Summer Games II (includes Summer Games events), Super Cycle, Sword of Fargoal, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, The Arc of Yesod, Thing Bounces Back, Thing on a Spring, Trailblazer, Uridium, Who Dares Wins II, Winter Games, World Games, Zynaps

The C64 is back, this time full-sized with a working keyboard for the dedicated retro home-computer fan.

Featuring three switchable modes – C64, VIC 20, and Games Carousel.

Connect to any modern TV via HDMI for crisp 720p HD visuals, at 60 Hz or 50 Hz.

An updated joystick, now featuring micro switches, companions the hardware making the included games even more fun than ever.

The Games Carousel has 64 pre-installed games including classics such as California Games, Paradroid and Boulder Dash, with new additions like Attack of the Mutant Camels, Hover Bovver, Iridis Alpha, and Gridrunner.

Topped off with the recently released shoot ’em up Galencia and text adventure Planet of Death to let you relive the glory days of true keyboard gaming!
Plus, THEC64® allows you to load and save your own files and games via USB stick (including multi-disk titles) and program in C64 or VIC 20 BASIC.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • The C64 Home Computer
  • Full-Size Working Keyboard
  • Micro Switch USB Joystick
  • 1.5m lead & 8 buttons
  • 1.2m HDMI cable
  • 1.2m USB Power cable
  • 2amp USB AC Adapter
  • Quick Guide
  • 64 Games (pre-installed)

Games Included:
Alleykat, Anarchy, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Avenger, Battle Valley, Bear Bovver, Boulder Dash, Bounder, California Games, Chips Challenge, Confuzion, Cosmic Causeway, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid II, Deflektor, Destroyer, Everyone’s a Wally, Firelord, Galencia, Gateway to Apshai, Gribbly’s Day Out, Gridrunner (VIC 20), Heartland, Herobotix, Highway Encounter, Hover Bovver, Impossible Mission, Impossible Mission II, IO, Iridis Alpha, Jumpman, Mega Apocalypse, Mission AD, Monty Mole, Monty on the Run, Nebulus, Netherworld, Nodes of Yesod, Paradroid, Pitstop II, Planet of Death, Psychedelia (VIC 20), Ranarama, Robin of the Wood, Silicon Warrior, Skate Crazy, Speedball 2, Spindizzy, Steel, Street Sports Baseball, Street Sports Basketball, Summer Games II (includes Summer Games events), Super Cycle, Sword of Fargoal, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, The Arc of Yesod, Thing Bounces Back, Thing on a Spring, Trailblazer, Uridium, Who Dares Wins II, Winter Games, World Games, Zynaps

Summary

If you want the retro experience with the speed and future proof of todays technology, then THEC64 is for you. In addition to the Commodore 64 games and options, you can also switch to the VIC-20 and go back even futher.

TheC64 + Joystick

TheC64 Mini + Joystick