amiga 500 mini

A few years after the mini console boom comes the turn of another classic system – the Amiga and now the Amiga 500 is on the way again.

Similar to the VIC20 and C64 Mini – which Retro Games Ltd also produced – this is a reimagining of the 16-bit Commodore personal computer, touting emulation of the original A500 chipset and the Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) of later Amiga model the A1200.

The A500 Mini comes with both a mouse and gamepad, as well as support for a plugging in a standard keyboard over USB, since we imagine the keys on the mini system itself are too dinky to use.

25 games are included – a confirmed list of 12 is below, including yes, another way to play Zool – with the ability to side-load your own over USB with WHDLoad support.

  • 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
  • Zool: Ninja Of The Nth Dimension

It also has the usual features you’d expect from a mini console at this point – save and resume functionality, 50Hz and 60Hz screen refresh options, a CRT filter and various scaling options.

As with the C64 Mini, Retro Games Ltd is working with Koch Media to distribute the system – which is due out in early 2022 for a price of £119.99, €129.99 or $139.99.

By Enrico

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