Lets be honest, the last release of the Commodore 64 (named the Commodore 64 mini) wasn’t all that was it ? The keyboard was only for show, so you couldn’t use it at all and yeah, it just didn’t get the love it deserved.
All you Commodore 64 and nostaglia-heads rejoice as this December, the Commodore 64 is getting the love it deserves, with a brand new, albeit slightly more expensive, but totally worth it in every-way imaginable, iteration – just in time for Christmas !
This version is not only full size, but also has a fully functioning keyboard (yes – you read that right !). The system will come with HDMI out to connect to any HDMI monitor or TV and will display in 720p. The C64 will come with three modes; C64, vic 20 and games carousel and also has built-in USB ports to save/load and sideload your own games. Check out the x64 in built games list below:
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, fire Lord, 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, jump man, Mega apocalypse, mission ad, Monty Mole, Monty on the run, Nabulus, Netherworld, nodes of yesod, paradroid, pit stop 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 Far goal, Temple of apshai trilogy, the Arc of yesod, thing bounce back, thing on a spring, trailblazer, Uridium, who dares wins II, winter Games, world games, zynaps.
The unit will also have full C64 and vic 20 BASIC built in allowing you to program your own games or do a little bit of coding in BASIC. A new joystick is also bundled in the package, with brand new switches so lets see how it compares to the joystick we saw in the mini version.
The Commodore 64 is being released on the 5th of December this year just in time for Christmas and I reckon it makes for an ideal Christmas present for any retro gaming fan.