Commodore 64 is back at full size and in HD – and still lets you make your own games


THE most popular home computer of all time is back in a big way.

The Commodore 64 has been reborn as the C64, and will be here in time for Christmas.

The keyboard plugs into your modern telly via HDMI and outputs in 720p HD quality

It’s a full-size recreation of the original home console and games machine, complete with working keyboard.

You can plug it straight into your telly to play games in HD, and it even comes with an updated version of the classic joystick.

  • The C64, £109.99 at Game – pre-order now

It’s got a simple games carousel mode that includes California Games, Paradroid, Boulder Dash, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Hover Bovver, Iridis Alpha, and Gridrunner.

It even includes some newer games such as Galencia, an ‘homage’ to classic game Galaga which was created for Commodore 64 in 2017.

Unlike the original Commodore 64, the C64 has a USB slot, so you can load and save your own files or games.

Retro Games

The games all play in HD, but retain their original look[/caption]

Full games list

All 64 games that are coming with the C64 have been revealed. They are:



Attack of the Mutant Camels


Battle Valley

Bear Bovver

Boulder Dash


California Games

Chips Challenge


Cosmic Causeway

Cyberdyne Warrior

Cybernoid II



Everyone’s a Wally



Gateway to Apshai

Gribbly’s Day Out

Gridrunner (VIC 20)



Highway Encounter

Hover Bovver

Impossible Mission

Impossible Mission II


Iridis Alpha


Mega Apocalypse

Mission AD

Monty Mole

Monty on the Run



Nodes of Yesod


Pitstop II

Planet of Death

Psychedelia (VIC 20)


Robin of the Wood

Silicon Warrior

Skate Crazy

Speedball 2



Street Sports Baseball

Street Sports Basketball

Summer Games II (includes Summer Games events)

Super Cycle

Sword of Fargoal

Temple of Apshai Trilogy

The Arc of Yesod

Thing Bounces Back

Thing on a Spring



Who Dares Wins II

Winter Games

World Games


Not only that, it’s also got C64 and VIC 20 programming modes, so you can use the keyboard to make your own games and programs as well as play the classics.

The original Commodore 64 came out in January 1982, and it holds the world record as the best-selling single model of computer ever released with as many as 17 million sold.

It cost $595 (£470) in the US when it launched, equivalent to almost $1,700 (£1,300) in today’s money.

The relaunched version won’t cost you nearly that much, though – you can pre-order it now via Game for £109.99.

A huge gallery of games come with the C64, and others can be played via USB
Retro Games

Indie Games

The C64 is full size, and comes with a new joystick for all your gaming needs[/caption]

The C64 is the second big release for retro game fans scheduled for the end of 2019.

The Mega Drive Mini is coming in September, with a similarly impressive 42-game catalogue.

Like the C64, the Mega Drive Mini includes one shoot-em-up that you’d never have been able to play on the original console, Darius.

They come hot on the heels of Sony’s PlayStation Classic, and Nintendo’s more successful NES Mini and SNES Mini.

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