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Retro Games' Commodore 64 Mini Gets An Official March Launch Date

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Last year, we brought you some exciting news concerning the Commodore 64 Mini, which is a retro console that will be released by Retro Games. When it was first announced, Retro Games said that the Commodore 64 Mini would be available in early 2018. Well, 2018 is here and Retro Games has announced the official launch date: March 29th.

Given the success that Nintendo has seen with the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, it should come as no surprise that there would be a lot of interest in a Commodore 64 remake. The Commodore 64 Mini is a 50 percent replica of the original, and includes a plug-in joystick (which thankfully has a 5-foot-long cord). For those that are feeling nostalgic, scanline emulation and pixel perfect display modes have been added to the mix. Two USB ports are included on the side of the machine, one of which can will be used up by the joystick, while the other can be used for attaching a full-size keyboard.

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For those that want to relive the 80s glory days, you'll be able to input BASIC commands and create your own programs with an attached keyboard. When it comes to connecting the machine to your PC, a 4-foot HDMI cable is included. On the gaming front, Retro Games has you covered with -- surprise, surprise -- 64 preinstalled games. Here's the full list:

  • AlleyKat
  • Anarchy
  • Armalyte: Competition Edition
  • Avenger
  • Battle Valley
  • Bounder
  • California Games
  • Chip’s Challenge
  • Confuzion
  • Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II
  • Creatures
  • Cyberdyne Warrior
  • Cybernoid II: The Revenge
  • Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
  • Deflektor
  • Everyone’s A Wally
  • Firelord
  • Gribbly’s Day Out
  • Hawkeye
  • Heartland
  • Herobotix
  • Highway Encounter
  • Hunter's Moon
  • Hysteria
  • Impossible Mission
  • Impossible Mission II
  • Insects In Space
  • Mega-Apocalypse
  • Mission A.D
  • Monty Mole
  • Monty on the Run
  • Nebulus
  • Netherworld
  • Nobby the Aardvark
  • Nodes Of Yesod
  • Paradroid
  • Pitstop II
  • Rana Rama
  • Robin Of The Wood
  • Rubicon
  • Skate Crazy
  • Skool Daze
  • Slayer
  • Snare
  • Speedball
  • Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
  • Spindizzy
  • Star Paws
  • Steel
  • Stormlord
  • Street Sports Baseball
  • Summer Games II
  • Super Cycle
  • Temple of Apshai Trilogy
  • The Arc Of Yesod
  • Thing Bounces Back
  • Thing on a Spring
  • Trailblazer
  • Uchi Mata
  • Uridium
  • Who Dares Wins II
  • Winter Games
  • World Games
  • Zynaps

When the Commodore 64 Mini officially launches on March 29th, it will be priced at $69.99. If you're jonesin' for some retro computing goodness, that's a small price to pay.

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