The Commodore’s Amiga 500, the home computer that became a popular gaming system, gets a remake. The A500 Mini developed by Retro Games Ltd, which previously published A mini version of the Commodore 64.
The Amiga 500 was the most successful model in the Amiga-PC family, which began to appear in the mid-80s and acquired gaming systems, especially in Europe. While the A500 Mini is clearly based on the Amiga 500, Retro Games Ltd says it also emulates the more powerful AGA graphics devices of the Amiga 1200.
The list of games confirmed so far includes:
- Alien Breed 3D
- Another world
- ATR: All Terrain Racing
- Combat chess
- Getting started 2
- Pinball Dreams
- Simon the wizard
- Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
- Chaos engine
- Worms: Director’s surgery
A total of 25 are included, and you can also add them yourself with WHDLoad, the Amiga software installation package. Other features of the system include the ability to switch between 50 Hz and 60 Hz screen refresh rates, save modes, a built-in CRT filter, and various scaling options.
The A500 Mini comes with a two-button USB mouse that makes my hand cramp nostalgia. Unfortunately, the case keyboard is not working, but you can connect via your own USB connection.
Retro Games Ltd will release the A500 Mini early next year. It costs $ 139.99 in the US and £ 119.99 in the UK.