The Commodore 64 Full Retro Release Arrives This December (VIDEO)
In October of last year, The C64 Mini made its debut, offering fans of the renown home computer a chance to get a new and improved version in miniature. However, not all are fan of mini-sized classics. To remedy the hole in supply and demand, the same manufacturer that created said version announced the high-definition reboot of The Commodore 64, and a release window set in December. Check out the trailer below:
The Commodore 64 re-release arriving December 2019 has tons of features that reintroduces the retro design of the original home computer with updated and high-definition touches. There’s also several software features including, classic modes C64 and VIC 20, Carousel mode, supports 50Hz in Europe, and 60Hz at 720 HD in the United States, an option to boot to BASIC, and the ability to load your own programs, and multi-disk compatibility. Here are a few other neat changes fans and retro collectors will love:
- 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, THEC64® 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.
Which retro platform do you remember playing with growing up? Would you like to see other consoles make their way to the modern gaming stage other than The Commodore 64? Do you think retros have a receptive audience this day and age? Let us know what you’ll deep dive into first in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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