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The Commodore 64 Is Getting A Handheld Reboot

8 bit is back

Following the successful IndieGoGo campaign for a hand held version of the classic ZX Spectrum a new company has just launched another campaign, this time for a portable Commodore 64. Unlike the Spectrum Vega Plus Console project this one is unofficial and is just called The 64.

There will be a new desktop version of the computer, which looks rather like smaller version of the original beast, and a dinky new Nintendo-esque portable version, assuming the campaign is funded.

The team, which includes Darren Melborne who was also one of the key people behind the C64DTV console, hope to ship the new consoles in around a year from now. It will come with a load of classic games, details of which are being finalised, and some new games written especially for the console.

The way things are progressing we should soon be seeing hand-held remakes of the Commodore Amiga, which I will throw all the monies at.

Source: IndieGoGo

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7 Comments
  1. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    10 print “I want one!”
    20 goto 10

    Comment posted on 15/04/2016 at 17:10.
    • hornet1990
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      start:
      LDX #0
      print:
      LDA msg,x
      BEQ start
      JSR $ffd2
      INX
      BNE print
      RTS
      msg:
      DCB $4a,$75,$73,$74,$20,$74,$61,$6b,$65,$20
      DCB $6d,$79,$20,$6d,$6f,$6e,$65,$79,$21,$21,$21,$0d,0

      ; yeah, I’m that sad :)

      Comment posted on 16/04/2016 at 17:50.
  2. 94jdh
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I remember making the 5 1/4 ” discs dual sided cutting the slot in the disc cover on the opposite side, those were the days: G.I.Joe, Bruce Lee,etc..

    Comment posted on 15/04/2016 at 18:20.
  3. DJ Judas
    Epic
    Since: Aug 2008

    Will wait for the Amiga version. Would kill for some Bitmap Bros action.

    Comment posted on 15/04/2016 at 22:16.
  4. MrJimmy
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Still have my Amiga 500 working… Ordered the Vega but one is enough for me

    Comment posted on 15/04/2016 at 23:18.
  5. MidnightManiac
    Member
    Since: Feb 2013

    Would definitely invest in an Amiga hand-held. Moonstone, Hired guns, Hero quest, Space Crusade, Lotus Turbo Challenge! Take my money now!

    Comment posted on 18/04/2016 at 00:04.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Cough* Turrican 2, Zool, Sensi soccer, chaos engine…….

      Comment posted on 18/04/2016 at 01:40.

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