There's a fifty-fifty chance you're reading this article while standing in line for an SNES Classic. Best of luck, soldier. Just keep this in mind: If you're unsuccessful in securing a tiny SNES, you can hold onto your money and buy a tiny Commodore 64.
Licensed retro consoles pre-loaded with games are hot business, and now computers are starting to nuzzle in on the trend. The C64 Mini, a little Commodore 64 pre-loaded with 64 games, is coming in 2018. Like the SNES Classic, it plugs into your TV via an HDMI hookup. It costs $69.99 USD.
The C64 helped bring affordable desktop computing to North America, and it built up a hardy library of games (home computers were sold on finances and homework in the '80s, but it wasn't long before their true purpose shone through). Some of the games on the C64 Mini include California Games, Chip's Challenge, Netherworld, and Robin of the Wood. Here's the full list of what you can expect, and I'm a little sad to see there's no Temple of Apshai or SimCity, though I doubt EA would let the latter happen in a million years.
The C64 Mini is developed by Retro Games Ltd and distributed by Koch Media.
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