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    C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    Fully licensed retro computer connects via HDMI, has 64 games, uses USB peripherals.
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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    "plug in a USB keyboard"

    So the actual keyboard on the computer itself is purely decorative?!

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    I don't remember Speedball II being a C64 game, thought it was an Amiga one? Does that mean this will play Amiga games as well? If so, get me this, and a copy of Sensi, I'm in!

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    Speedball 2 Brutal Delux, loved that game. So much fun.

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    duplicate post
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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    Not the best choice of games to be fair
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    "plug in a USB keyboard"

    So the actual keyboard on the computer itself is purely decorative?!
    I've looked more closely and the mini keyboard does seem to be useless:



    However "a full sized, fully working version also coming in 2018 as well!" says the press release.

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    The original C64 keyboard was poop, so no loss having it as decoration (though a bit weird). Missing Creatures II and Mayhem in Monsterland, but finding the Rowland brothers to license them may not be so easy now.

    Being the proud owner of three C64s, and about 500 games, I'm still tempted though it's a little pricey. Many of the games have aged so poorly as to be unplayable, but some hold up well. Interesting to compare with the pricing on things like the SD2IEC and the 1541 Ultimate II.

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    C128 master race ftw
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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    This will be mine, shame there is no dizzy the egg though. I might buy two so I can mess around with one of them and see if more games can be added etc.

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    excellent games and like the looks. bad if that keyboard isn't functional but looks great. SB 2, Gribblys, two of my favourites

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    ..."a full sized, fully working version also coming in 2018 as well!" says the press release.
    I hope the 'fully working version' comes in a bigger form factor, because typing on ~5mm keys would drive me insane.

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    At this price though it has a decent chance of selling well unlike the recent atari announcement

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    Cali and Winter games

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    This is making me think I should drag the Dragon 64 out of the loft and see if it still works. I had some games on cartridge for that too!

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    Re: C64 Mini to hit retail early next year at £69.99/$69.99/€79.99

    I think they underestimate just how much more the SNES was loved. I doubt many will buy it for anything close to 70 quid.

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