When it comes to the re-release of retro gaming consoles, it seems that Nintendo has enjoyed the most success so far with the release of its NES and SNES Classic consoles. Other companies such as Sony have tried, although admittedly we’re not really hearing much about it.
That being said, if you grew up playing the Commodore 64 or if you want to see what all the fuss is about, you’re in luck because come December, Koch Media and Retro Games will be releasing the C64. This won’t be an exact replica of the console, but will instead be an “upgrade” of sorts where it will come with new features.
It will continue to feature the original design which will come with a fully functioning keyboard. There will also be support for HDMI displays, and will come with a bunch of games preinstalled on it. This includes California Games, Boulder Dash, Paradroid, Hover Bovver, Idris Alpha, Gridrunner, and Attack of the Mutant Camels.
However, we should note that the C64 does not come cheap. It is priced at around $120, making it more expensive than the C64 Mini which launched a couple of years ago, but perhaps some might be able to justify its price.
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