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 Post subject: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:36 
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https://www.videogameschronicle.com/new ... os-engine/

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The makers of the C64 Mini have announced plans for a new mini console based on the Commodore Amiga 500, the A500 Mini.

The A500 Mini will be released in early 2022 and will cost $139.99 / €129.99 / £119.99, creator Retro Games Ltd announced on Tuesday. In the UK, it’s available to pre-order now at Game.

The retro console will include 25 classic Amiga games built-in, including Worms, The Chaos Engine, Another World and Simon the Sorcerer.

Players will also be able to insert a USB stick with their own Amiga ROMs and play those too, with full WHDLoad support (which lets players install Amiga games to a hard disk).

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.


The A500 Mini is set to come with an Amiga-style two-button mouse and a gamepad that appears to be inspired by the Amiga CD32 controller.

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.

Only 12 of the 25 games have been confirmed so far. These are:

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
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.


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:45 
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A500 Mini? Isn't that just the A600?


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:46 
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I remember being annoyed at my friend's A600 because you needed the number keypad for a particular cheat. Stupid shrunken thing


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:56 
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That's a pretty sexy speedball 2 machine


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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Might not look so sexy with a usb keyboard attached


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:19 
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What size floppy does it take?

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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Alien Breed 3D? Take my money.


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:44 
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Also, fucking Zool… (which BTW is getting a remastered version on PC soon)


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 13:51 
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I've pre ordered. A few games there that I'd enjoy playing with the kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 14:08 
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There's apparently some drama centred around the people that made the C64 Mini (and obviously are making this too) - I don't know what it's all about, anyone got the skinny?

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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Simon the Sorcerer is a weird choice. I wonder if it's the talkie version


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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I replayed Another World recent(ish)ly and the controls made me very cross.

Chaos Engine, though? Bosh.

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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Kick Off 2? :spew:


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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No Sensible Games :(

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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There's apparently some drama centred around the people that made the C64 Mini (and obviously are making this too) - I don't know what it's all about, anyone got the skinny?

According to a EuroGamer comment:
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You're probably thinking of Retro COMPUTERS Limited not Retro GAMES Limited - although there was a link. RCL was a conman called David Levy who scammed Indiegogo buyers out of a million quid for a portable Spectrum clone. These guys - R*G*L did actually work with Levy until discovering he was intending to scam everyone and bailed, VERY vocally. Sadly enough people didn't heed their warnings and the scam went ahead. So as far as history goes, these guys were 100% on the right side. Nothing to worry about here, track record of successful products: THEC64 Mini, the Maxi, the VIC20.

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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Grim... wrote:
No Sensible Games :(


You can add your own games though from what I've read.


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2021 15:31 
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Can you add a second joypad for HOT 2-PLAYER ACTION?

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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I would have thought so? It's probably got a couple of USB ports on the back if not more. In fact, I wonder if you'll need to unplug the mouse to play 2 player?


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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 14:25 
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it's probably just running UAe.. I've got uae now running on my androidTV, which is very nice for swos

at the sensible soccer.de community , we're interested in the MiSTer , which doesn't fpga for amiga too, since the amiga's are slowly breaking down..

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
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Grim... wrote:
GazChap wrote:
There's apparently some drama centred around the people that made the C64 Mini (and obviously are making this too) - I don't know what it's all about, anyone got the skinny?

According to a EuroGamer comment:
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You're probably thinking of Retro COMPUTERS Limited not Retro GAMES Limited - although there was a link. RCL was a conman called David Levy who scammed Indiegogo buyers out of a million quid for a portable Spectrum clone. These guys - R*G*L did actually work with Levy until discovering he was intending to scam everyone and bailed, VERY vocally. Sadly enough people didn't heed their warnings and the scam went ahead. So as far as history goes, these guys were 100% on the right side. Nothing to worry about here, track record of successful products: THEC64 Mini, the Maxi, the VIC20.


Or possibly that one of the people behind it is the one who used DMCA claims to take down Octav1ous's youtube channel last year because he claimed IP ownership of the Horace character

https://twitter.com/MrJalco/status/1425407856015204353




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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 19:11 
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Hmm. IIRC wasn't he the guy who registered, or tried to, the A500 copyright?

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Yeah, it’s mentioned in that boing boing piece that he registered the trademark “A500”

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 Post subject: Re: Amiga Mini
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 23:36 
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Is that the same guy that tried to fuck over [fellow forum member with the same real name as me but who isn't me] for t-shirts?


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