Before we talk about the Commodore 64 Mini, let’s dabble in the history of computer science. Since the inception of the Commodore 64 in the 80’s, it was destined to take over the world. It was considered the pinnacle of low-end computing machines and was able to render much better audio/visual than the rest of its competition. At the time, computers were considered technological curiosities and sold primarily in electronic and hobbyist stores. The Commodore grabbed most of the market share when it was made available in retail stores. In 2002, The Guinness Book of World Records recognized the Commodore 64 as the “Best Selling Computer Model of All Time”.
Though most Commodores now live in the cardboard boxes that inhabit the attic, it may be fun to relive to the dawn of modern computing. The Commodore 64 Mini is the dwarfish reincarnation of our fallen friend, and aims to revive the innovation that the 80’s experienced. It’s equipped with some stellar upgrades to the original Commodore, and can even render 64 preloaded retro-styled video games in 720p. If you’re well acquainted with another passionate computer geek, the Commodore 64 Mini features two USB ports for multiplayer modes.
Here is a condensed list of its games (courtesy of Firebox):
- Boulder Dash
- California Games
- Impossible Mission II
- Nodes of Yesod
- Robin of the Wood
- Speedball 2
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