October 18, 2021

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Commodore's Amiga 500 computer returns in mini format

Commodore’s Amiga 500 computer returns in mini format

In October 2020, the company retro games He revealed that he was working on a smaller version of the Commodore Amiga 500 without giving further details, but now, it has been officially announced. It is a “fully licensed reimagined” version of a 16-bit computer released in 1987.

Following the path of Retro Games’ latest console: TheC64 Mini, the Commodore 64 mini version, the new product could not run “CommodoreIn its name, it was named TheA500 Mini.

The console will come with 25 titles from the extensive Amiga catalog, and while the full list has yet to be revealed, here are some of the games included:

  • Alien Dynasty 3D
  • Another world
  • ATR: All-terrain racing
  • chess battle
  • the corpse
  • kick-off 2
  • Pinball dreams
  • Simon the Magician
  • Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
  • Chaos Engine
  • Worms: Cut the exit
  • Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension

These are some of the pre-installed titles, but the possibilities don’t end there. The console will allow gamers to load their own games via the included USB port with WHDLoad support.

Rather than simply emulating the Amiga 500, the device can run the Enhanced Chipset (ECS) found in the Amiga 500 Plus, a more advanced version of the Amiga 500 Plus. the computer It was released in 1991. It also includes Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) from the Amiga 1200.

The A500 console will be launched in early 2022 and is expected to be priced at $140. The package also includes an original computer mouse, a controller similar to that of the Amiga CD32, and an HDMI cable. In addition, a PC keyboard can be connected to it.

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like the other retro keyboards, TheA500 will have the option to save to continue the game later wherever you leave it. In addition, it will allow you to configure the refresh rate to 50 or 60 Hz and will provide scaling options and a CRT filter to give it a retro touch.

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