Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
29-09-2017, 16:25   #1
Mr E
Administrator
 
Mr E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 43,725
C64 Mini

Jumping on the mini bandwagon, a C64 mini was announced today. 64 fully licensed games are included. There are A LOT of great games there, but some questionable choices too. If sideloading is possible (like Hakchi on the NES classic), this will be even better.

Love the competition pro controller too.
(I hope it has microswitches and is nice and clicky!)

£69.99, out next year.
http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/29/commod...games-6965332/



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
Mr E is offline  
Advertisement
29-09-2017, 16:42   #2
DinoRex
Registered User
 
DinoRex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,684
There's also a new version of Hunters Moon that went up on Kickstarter today.

http://kck.st/2ycA3qn

Good times for the C64!
DinoRex is offline  
(2) thanks from:
29-09-2017, 16:50   #3
Tom Mann Centuria
Moderator
 
Tom Mann Centuria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 4,595
People behind this are involved in the acrimonious Sinclair ZX Vega +, they've left the project but a lot of dirt has been thrown at them, and vice versa. The full sized model that's taking pre orders with actual working keyboard looks better bet but I personally wouldn't trust anyone from the Vega+ sh*t storm.
Tom Mann Centuria is offline  
29-09-2017, 17:06   #4
Mr E
Administrator
 
Mr E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 43,725
Martin Walker was a hero of mine, back in the day. Loved his work.
Mr E is offline  
29-09-2017, 17:10   #5
DinoRex
Registered User
 
DinoRex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Mann Centuria View Post
People behind this are involved in the acrimonious Sinclair ZX Vega +, they've left the project but a lot of dirt has been thrown at them, and vice versa. The full sized model that's taking pre orders with actual working keyboard looks better bet but I personally wouldn't trust anyone from the Vega+ sh*t storm.
That was Retro Computers Ltd... This is by a crowd called Retro Games.
DinoRex is offline  
Advertisement
29-09-2017, 17:22   #6
Arthur Daley
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,837
64 games but only know 2 of 3 of them. No manic miner, purple turtles, chucky/chocky egg or green beret. Missed opportunity not to have some of the classic launch games.
Arthur Daley is offline  
29-09-2017, 17:26   #7
Mr E
Administrator
 
Mr E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 43,725
Jesus Purple Turtles was awful in hindsight. Absolutely impossible after a certain point.

Loved it at the time though! How naive we were back then!
Mr E is offline  
29-09-2017, 17:28   #8
pawrick
Registered User
 
pawrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rosmeathdub
Posts: 1,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Daley View Post
64 games but only know 2 of 3 of them. No manic miner, purple turtles, chucky/chocky egg or green beret. Missed opportunity not to have some of the classic launch games.
Same here, only played one of the games listed
pawrick is offline  
29-09-2017, 17:28   #9
CiDeRmAn
Category Moderator
 
CiDeRmAn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Right next to my Towel, you Hoopy Frood!
Posts: 29,990
Is this not very similar to the C64 in a stick we had a number of years ago?
CiDeRmAn is offline  
Advertisement
29-09-2017, 18:00   #10
Mr E
Administrator
 
Mr E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 43,725
I just counted - I've played 50 of them.

Wish it had a few more Thalamus games like Creatures 2, Quedex, Snare, Delta, Summer/Winter Camp and Retrograde.

Also Myth, Turbo Outrun, Bruce Lee, Citadel, Last Ninja 1/2/3, Flimbos Quest, Head Over Heels, IK+, Parallax, Sacred Armour of Antiriad, Cauldron, Traz, Wizball, Turrican 1/2.... probably loads more if I thought about it.
Mr E is offline  
29-09-2017, 18:48   #11
Tom Mann Centuria
Moderator
 
Tom Mann Centuria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 4,595
Quote:
Originally Posted by DinoRex View Post
That was Retro Computers Ltd... This is by a crowd called Retro Games.
Former directors of RCL Paul Andrews and Chris Smith new company Retro Games.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CiDeRmAn View Post
Is this not very similar to the C64 in a stick we had a number of years ago?
The joystick on the box looks exactly like that thirty in one joystick. I know the pi in and case is leveled at a lot of these but this really does just look like a pi like board and emulator in crappy case.

Last edited by Tom Mann Centuria; 29-09-2017 at 19:01.
Tom Mann Centuria is offline  
Thanks from:
30-09-2017, 19:27   #12
Doge
Registered User
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cork
Posts: 7,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by DinoRex View Post
There's also a new version of Hunters Moon that went up on Kickstarter today.

http://kck.st/2ycA3qn

Good times for the C64!
Theres also a Project Hubbarb which will be kickstarting on the 5th of October with lots of content.

Doge is offline  
Thanks from:
30-09-2017, 22:00   #13
KeRbDoG
Registered User
 
KeRbDoG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,999
I already have my C64 Mini
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20170930_171441.jpg (167.9 KB, 1153 views)
KeRbDoG is offline  
01-10-2017, 10:59   #14
Lemming
Registered User
 
Lemming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 13,060
Send a message via MSN to Lemming Send a message via Yahoo to Lemming
What I'd like to see is support for something like the SDW2IEC card reader that would allow loading other games. Some of the games on that list are a bit middling at best and it sort of reads like they just found the first lot of working ROMS that they could find.
Lemming is offline  
01-10-2017, 11:08   #15
Tom Mann Centuria
Moderator
 
Tom Mann Centuria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 4,595
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemming View Post
What I'd like to see is support for something like the SDW2IEC card reader that would allow loading other games. Some of the games on that list are a bit middling at best and it sort of reads like they just found the first lot of working ROMS that they could find.
I think they will probably be tinkerable via USB, I think in the failed crowd funder they started with, it was always the intention to be able to put your own games on it.

I'd still rather have a real, fully functional Commodore 64 with SD2IEC for very similar money to what this thing costs.
Tom Mann Centuria is offline  
(3) thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet