Retro Games Ltd have partnered with Koch Media to create a Plug-n-Play Commodore 64 and Vic 20 Hybrid, to be launched this December.
I hope the keyboard feels right
The company previously released TheC64Mini, which was a small Plug-n-Play console featuring multiple games. However, the upcoming product features a full-size working keyboard and is a replica of the famous “Bread Bin” C64 Form.
The product, named THEC64, features three modes: Game Carousel, where you can choose from 64 games; VIC-20 mode and Commodore 64 mode. As well as the built-in games, 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.
VIC-20 Basic. Don’t use all that 3.5k at once!
The games included are:
Alleykat, Anarchy, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Avenger, Battle Valley, Bear Bovver, Boulder Dash, Bounder, California Games, Chips Challenge, Confuzion, Cosmic Causeway, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid II, Deflektor, Destroyer, Everyone’s a Wally, Firelord, Galencia, Gateway to Apshai, Gribbly’s Day Out, Gridrunner (VIC 20), Heartland, Herobotix, Highway Encounter, Hover Bovver, Impossible Mission, Impossible Mission II, IO, Iridis Alpha, Jumpman, Mega Apocalypse, Mission AD, Monty Mole, Monty on the Run, Nebulus, Netherworld, Nodes of Yesod, Paradroid, Pitstop II, Planet of Death, Psychedelia (VIC 20), Ranarama, Robin of the Wood, Silicon Warrior, Skate Crazy, Speedball 2, Spindizzy, Steel, Street Sports Baseball, Street Sports Basketball, Summer Games II (includes Summer Games events), Super Cycle, Sword of Fargoal, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, The Arc of Yesod, Thing Bounces Back, Thing on a Spring, Trailblazer, Uridium, Who Dares Wins II, Winter Games, World Games and Zynaps.
The device will output to HDMI, and includes an updated joystick, now featuring micro switches.
THEC64 will be available from December from Amazon (UK, Germany, Italy), Game (UK, Spain) and Gamestop (Ireland, Italy). We’ll add more stockist details when we get them