A500 Mini to Release in Spring 2022, Includes 25 Built-In Games

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Retro Games has confirmed the release date for the A500 Mini, a miniature-sized version of Commodore’s classic Amiga 500 home computer.

According to a promotional video shared on the official Retro Games YouTube channel yesterday, the system will be released on March 25, 2022. Pre-orders for the A500 Mini are already available for the console, which includes the original style 2-button mouse, newly engineered 8-button precision gamepad, and a price tag of $139.99.

“Introducing THEA500 Mini, a compact reimagining of the Amiga 500 home computer,” a blurb on the official site reads. “Featuring perfect emulation of not only the original A500 but also the Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) of the A1200.”

“Play one of the included 25 classic Amiga games, selected from a simple to use carousel, including all-time greats like Alien Breed, Another World, Chaos Engine, Simon the Sorcerer and Worms.”

Key features of the A500 Mini, per Retro Games:

  • Emulates the A500, A600 and A1200 (ECS/OCS/AGA)
  • Save & resume your progress at any time
  • Add your own games through WHDLoad
  • 720p HD display, at 50 Hz (Europe) or 60 Hz (USA)
  • Multiple scaling options and CRT filter
  • Virtual keyboard, and USB keyboard support
  • Upgradable firmware

A list of the 25 games built into the A500 Mini:

  • Alien Breed 3D
  • Alien Breed: Special Edition ’92
  • Another World
  • Arcade Pool
  • ATR: All Terrain Racing
  • Battle Chess
  • Cadaver
  • California Games
  • The Chaos Engine
  • Dragons Breath
  • F-16 Combat Pilot
  • Kick Off 2
  • The Lost Patrol
  • Paradroid 90
  • Pinball Dreams
  • Project-X: Special Edition ’93
  • Qwak
  • The Sentinel
  • Simon the Sorcerer
  • Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
  • Stunt Car Racer
  • Super Cars II
  • Titus the Fox
  • Worms: The Director’s Cut
  • Zool

Commodore released its Amiga 500 home computer in October 1987 for $699. The system featured a 7 MHz CPU by Motorola, as well as 512 or 1,024 KB of upgradable memory.

Source: Retro Games

Tsing Mui
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