Hot on the heels of seeing Nintendo make a killing in launching mini versions of their past consoles, the C64 Mini will be launching later this year.

“We are delighted to bring to retail the C64 mini and let both original fans of the machine, and all-new generations of games players discover this amazing system, as well as maybe even have a go at programming it for themselves!”, said Paul Andrews, Retro Games’ Managing Director.

The new Commodore 64 Mini will include over 60 classic games.

It’s being developed Retro Games LTD and is being distributed by Koch Media. Like all previous classic editions of consoles, the Commodore64 is half the size of the original machine. Even though it’s half the size it’s still a fully functioning home computer that can connect directly to your TV and has two USB ports for both your joystick and keyboard.

It has all modern connections including a HDMI port for connecting to your 1080p/4K TV and includes 64 licenced games pre-installed games on the system. They include games from developers such as Epyx, Gremlin Graphics, Hewson and The Bitmap Brothers who created classics such as California Games, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Paradroid and Impossible Mission.

The Commodore 64 launched all the way back in 1982 and went on to spar with the ZX Spectrum for dominance here in Ireland.

And in case you were wondering if these were good games for the day, all of them achieved a 90% or higher from leading publications and have also won numerous awards. The C64® Mini – will be released on the 29th of March 2018. For more info, you can head over to www.thec64.com.