The release date and full list of games have been confirmed for the A500 Mini, the new mini console from the makers of the C64 Mini.
Based on the Commodore Amiga 500 (also known as the A500), the Mini will be released on March 25, 2022 and will include 25 games, the full list of which can be found below.
The console will cost £119.99 / €129.99 / $139.99, and will come with an Amiga-style two-button mouse and a gamepad that appears to be inspired by the Amiga CD32 controller.
The mouse and gamepad will also be sold separately.
Although the console will contain 25 games built-in, players can also add their own ROMs with a USB stick, thanks to the system’s full WHDLoad support (which lets players install Amiga games to a hard disk).
The full list of games is as follows:
The A500 Mini – complete game list
- Alien Breed 3D
- Alien Breed: Special Edition ’92
- Another World
- Arcade Pool
- ATR: All Terrain Racing
- Battle Chess
- 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
- The Sentinel
- Simon the Sorcerer
- Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
- Stunt Car Racer
- Super Cars II
- Titus the Fox
- Worms: The Director’s Cut
The A500 (also known as the Amiga 500) was originally released in 1987 by Commodore. Due to its then-advanced graphics and sound capabilities, the A500 became a popular gaming machine and went on to become the best-selling Amiga computer overall.
Although the keyboard itself isn’t functional because the system is so small, players can plug in a standard PC keyboard and use that for games that require it.
Despite its form factor being inspired by the Amiga A500, the system emulates not only the A500’s OCS chip set, but also the enhanced ECS chip set of the A500+ and the Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) of the A1200, meaning even ROMs of A1200-only enhanced games should work on it.
Other features include a save game function, selectable 50Hz or 60Hz screen refresh, CRT filter and multiple scaling options.
The system is being developed by Retro Games Ltd, who previously released the C64 Mini and a subsequent larger revision with a full-sized working keyboard.