If you enjoyed the mini version of The C64 that came out last year, Retro Games Ltd. will be releasing a large version of the console in December. In what is essentially a regular-sized version of the original Commodore 64, the company is working with Koch Media for distribution of a regular sized version of the mini. Which kind of defeats the purpose of getting the mini version altogether, but hey, who are we to judge. You can currently pre-order the console as we speak, and we have the full details and a trailer for you below. It will be interesting to see who buys this version as it basically goes against the purpose of making a mini version in the first place. But hey, maybe this will spark interest in making full-sized versions again. Who knows what retro gamers really want these days, and I say that as a retro gamer.
The C64 is back, this time full-sized with a working keyboard for the dedicated retro home-computer fan. Featuring three switchable modes – C64, VIC 20, and Games Carousel. Connect to any modern TV via HDMI for crisp 720p HD visuals, at 60 Hz or 50 Hz. An updated joystick, now featuring micro switches, companions the hardware making the included games even more fun than ever.The Games Carousel has 64 pre-installed games including classics such as California Games, Paradroid and Boulder Dash, with new additions like Attack of the Mutant Camels, Hover Bovver, Iridis Alpha, and Gridrunner. Topped off with the recently released shoot 'em up Galencia and text adventure Planet of Death to let you relive the glory days of true keyboard gaming! Plus, THE C64 allows you to load and save your own files and games via USB stick (including multi-disk titles) and program in C64 or VIC 20 BASIC.KEY FEATURES• Connect to a 720p TV or monitor via HDMI for a stunning HD experience.• Choose from various display options, including a CRT filter.• Save your progress at any time.• Via USB, add your own games/programs*, update the firmware*, and connect your own devices.• Functions like an original C64 or VIC 20 computer, or play any of the included 64 games in the Games Carousel.* USB memory stick required (NOT supplied)