25 Built In Games, Plus Support For WHDLoad Games
If you miss your old Amiga 500 from 1987 and aren’t looking to play the eBay game to see if you can get one in working condition at a reasonable price then you should drop by HEXUS for a look at the newly announced A500 Mini. The package contains the familiar looking A500 Mini, a wired USB classic mouse, a wired precision 8-button gamepad, a USB-A to USB-C power cable and an HDMI cable. It doesn’t come with a separate power supply, but traditionally products in the ’80s never shipped with batteries included so that makes sense in a way.
So far they have announced 12 of the 25 games, which include Alien Breed 3D, Another World, ATR: All Terrain Racing, Battle Chess, Cadaver, Kick Off 2, Pinball Dreams, Simon The Sorcerer, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, The Chaos Engine, Worms: The Director’s Cut, and Zool: Ninja Of The ”Nth” Dimension; the rest will be announced closer to launch.
Retro Games, who also released the C64 Mini back in 2018, have set the price at $140 and will release the console some time next year.
There is still a lot of nostalgia for the Amiga computers, and at last it has been targeted by one of those mini console form factor devices that have proliferated over recent years. HEXUS received an email describing the new THEA500® Mini from Retro Games on Tuesday, from the same people who brought out the C64 Mini in 2018.