"Following its launch in 1981, the original VIC-20 home computer went on to become the first computer of any kind to sell one million units, and even now still holds a special place in the hearts of its former owners. Almost 40 years later and it’s back again!," Retro Games says.
THEVIC20 will arrive with a full working keyboard and an updated classic joystick that plugs into one of the system's four USB ports. User can connect THEVIC20 to any display with an HDMI port. That's what we call progress, folks.
There will be three switchable modes—booting straight into the original VIC-20 BASIC (or "Marco Chiappetta" mode, as I like to call it), C64 BASIC, or a Games Carousel to play one of the 64 built-in games in either 60Hz or 50Hz. There will also be optional CRT filters and screen modes to retain that authentic feel of gaming back in the day.
The 64 games will be a mix of VIC-20 and Commodore 64 titles, including Arcadia, Harvester, Laser Zone, California Games, Pitstop II, Super Cycle, and a whole bunch more.