C64 Mini Announced

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  1. Marko76

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    As I am old enough to have actually owned a C64 back when it first came out and as someone who has actually played pretty much all the games that will be on the C64 mini I can tell you the games line up is actually really good. Surprised though that you have never heard of speedball as it is a franchise that is still around today the last on coming out on PC a few years ago.
     
  2. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    so, the keyboard in the device is just fake :'(
     
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    I had a C64 as a kid and I love the SID-chip, it's just the best soundchip ever. Those games included though, haven't heard of half of them. How hard would it be to get Last Ninja 1,2,3 on there?

    I wonder how they'll do this, for me I usually make a loadable image (save state) of the game at the start screen, because otherwise you have to emulate the loading every time you want to play, and even if it's sped up it's still boring and not even possible with all games.
     
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    This was my first home computer, so I'm excited.
     
  5. VitaType

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    Wait. They made a mini version out of this keyboard-computer and then added a USB port to be able to plug a keyboard onto it? :blink:
    At least this time no brick is needed to get colour on PAL TVs thanks to the HD standard.
    I also wonder about the amount of buttons on the joystick. Where it really that many back then? (Don't let me begin with the used plastic)
     
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    I now wait for a PC Engine mini...... Please come with Blazing Lazers and Bonks....
     
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    Wowzers! I’m so glad that every single game company on earth thought to rerelease a classic console as a smaller version that you still can’t play on the bus because it’s not portable!!!
     
  8. emmanu888

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    I didn't grew up with the C64 but thanks to emulation and thanks to owning one i do have a soft spot
    for the C64. But for the price of this i could get the SD Card reader and play a whole lot
    of games on my C64.
     
  9. ItsMetaKnight

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    Hardware looks great (if they keyboard is functional), but software library is abyssal.
    Seriously, where is Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, Giana Sisters, Last Ninja, Buggy Boy, Spy vs Spy, Bubble Bobble etc.?
    I almonst wanted to buy it, but I'll pass.
     
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    Great, now everything is mini, what's next? Virtual Boy Mini? Windows 7 Classic Mini Edition?
     
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    California games, impossible mission, creatures, nebulus were all good well known games.
    Anyway I see no last ninja, mayhem, etc.
     
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    So this is pretty cool. Are the USB ports only for keyboards? Maybe there's some way to get all those old tape games and rom files working with this and bypass the limited library of built in games. This thing still has BASIC enabled so I'm sure we'll see some cool stuff if this does well. An original system costs a pretty penny these days, not to mention all the restoration work needed to get them in working order.
     
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    Awww :( Sucks.
     
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    Now we are talking!!!
     
  15. Marko76

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    Hmm you say an original C64 costs a pretty penny. Not sure about the rest of the world but here in Scotland you can easily get a working C64 for about 15 to 20 pounds which is like half the price of a game for a modern system.
     
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    great another emulator in a box and they want to charge for it :rofl2:
     
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    Just from a quick Google search, the going price here in the US is between $75-$800 depending on condition and box/manual/etc. Plus the cost of replacing capacitors, faulty floppy/ tape drives. This has no moving parts and can plug and play with any modern television. No need to search for an old TV or computer monitor with the right inputs or make/buy an adapter.
     
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    I'm always concerned when I see a product being announced without a real working example product to show, everything in that trailer seems to be just 3d renders.
     
  19. slaphappygamer

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    But does it display in 4K hd ultra super hyper fighter turbo 2 alpha max?
     
  20. Eastonator12

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    lmao when I first saw this thread I thought it said "n64 Classic" I was like holy sh!t
     
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