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A500 Mini, a retro Amiga 500, launches early 2022 with 25 video games


The newest throwback mini console is an homage to a house laptop — the Commodore Amiga 500, reborn as The A500 Mini from Retro Video games Ltd, the identical firm behind 2018’s C64 Mini. The collector’s merchandise/dialog piece will price $139.99 when it goes on sale in early 2022, the thirty fifth anniversary of the PC’s launch.

Traditional gaming followers will discover 25 Amiga staples within the A500’s onboard library of video games — amongst them Interaction’s 1991 hit One other World, the 1993 point-and-click journey Simon the Sorcerer, steampunk run-and-gunner The Chaos Engine (which was later ported to residence consoles of the day), and Crew 17’s 1995 hit Worms (as Worms: The Director’s Reduce), which launched a franchise of virtually two dozen sequels and spinoffs.

Gamers may also sideload their very own video games with a USB stick, as they did with the C64 Mini. A information launch from Koch Media (Retro Video games’ dad or mum) stated The A500 Mini could have full WHDLoad assist, in addition to a game-save function “that can assist you end these punishingly troublesome classics.”

The A500 Mini comes with a USB mouse modeled on the unique one the pc used, and a modern-style, eight-button gamepad. Each controllers are wired with a 6-foot USB connection. The A500 Mini has an HDMI cable and port and a USB-A to USB-C energy cable as properly.

The unit has choices for 50 Hz or 60 Hz display screen refreshes, a CRT filter, and a number of scaling choices. Wednesday’s announcement stated the A500 Mini “options the right emulation of not solely the unique A500 (OCS) and Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) of future revisions, but in addition the Superior Graphics Structure (AGA) of the A1200.”

Commodore’s Amiga 500 launched in October 1987 in the UK and North America, and was joined by the Amiga 1500, 2000, and 2500. It carried the identical chipset of its predecessor, the Amiga 1000, which gave it state-of-the-art graphics and sound capabilities that deepened its attraction as a gaming PC.

Along with the 4 video games talked about above, The A500 Mini may also embody Alien Breed 3D, ATR: All Terrain Racing, Battle Chess, Cadaver, Kick Off 2, Pinball Goals, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, and Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension, with extra titles to be introduced later. The A500 Mini could have a complete of 25 video games on board at launch. A gallery of screenshots from the unique video games is under:

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