The Amiga 500 is getting a miniature console makeover

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The A500 Mini

(Picture credit score: Retro Video games)

Commodore’s basic Amiga 500 laptop is getting an itty-bitty console remake.

Retro Video games—the mind behind the Commodore 64 Mini—has created the A500 Mini, on account of hit cabinets in early 2022. It will set you again round $139.99 / £119.99 and comes with a pleasant remake of the 2-button mouse and an 8-button gamepad. Whereas the console has an ornamental keyboard, you may must plug in considered one of your personal for precise performance.

The A500 Mini comes pre-loaded with 25 video games like Worms, One other World and Simon the Sorcerer, however it’s also possible to pop a USB flash drive in and cargo up your personal ROMs. Full WHDLoad help is included too, in addition to basic emulation save states.

Solely 12 of the 25 video games have really been introduced to date, however here is the present listing:

  • Alien Breed 3D
  • One other World
  • ATR: All Terrain Racing
  • Battle Chess
  • Cadaver
  • Kick Off 2
  • Pinball Desires
  • Simon the Sorcerer
  • Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
  • The Chaos Engine
  • Worms: The Director’s Minimize
  • Zool: Ninja of the “Nth” Dimension

Is all of it a little bit of a novelty? Arguably sure, however there’s one thing endearing about having a devoted system to play outdated video games on, even whether it is simply the identical emulator you would be utilizing in your bog-standard PC. Our personal Andy Kelly constructed his personal miniature PC for outdated console video games earlier this 12 months, having fun with the method a lot that he shared tips on how to do it your self.

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