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.
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.
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Full games list
All 64 games that are coming with the C64 have been revealed. They are:
Attack of the Mutant Camels
Everyone’s a Wally
Gateway to Apshai
Gribbly’s Day Out
Gridrunner (VIC 20)
Impossible Mission II
Monty on the Run
Nodes of Yesod
Planet of Death
Psychedelia (VIC 20)
Robin of the Wood
Street Sports Baseball
Street Sports Basketball
Summer Games II (includes Summer Games events)
Sword of Fargoal
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
The Arc of Yesod
Thing Bounces Back
Thing on a Spring
Who Dares Wins II
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.
The C64 is full size, and comes with a new joystick for all your gaming needs[/caption]
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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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