THEC64 Mini

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THEC64 Mini
Designer Retro Games
Manufacturer Koch Media
CPU 1.2 Ghz Dual-core Cortex-A7
Graphics 500 Mhz Dual-core Mali-400 ARM
Memory 512MB
Media built-in media
Released EU: March 29, 2018
NA: October 9, 2018
Added to Museum April 24, 2019
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THEC64 Mini is a miniature video game system by Retro Games. It was released after the success of microconsoles by Nintendo, the NES Classic Edition and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition. It was released on March 29, 2018 in Europe and on October 9, 2018 in North America.

It contained sixty-four built-in games. It was designed to resemble the Commodore 64 computer, although the keyboard keys on the case are non-functional. It contained the VICE emulator by Jarkko Sonninen and the VICE team to run the operating system and to load the games, as it was powered by an Allwinner chip at 1.2 gigahertz, rather than the MOS Technology 6510 chip with a 1.023 megahertz CPU that powered the system it was designed to resemble.

Features

The system comes with one joystick designed to replicate Commodore 64 joysticks. A USB keyboard can be attached to load the games, or a virtual menu can be used via the joystick. The power was provided by a standard mini USB plug and wall adapter, and the video was output through HDMI.

Technical specifications

The system itself is much more powerful than the system on which it is designed.

It uses an Allwinner R16 "system on a chip". The system specifications are as follows:

  • 1.2 Ghz dual-core Cortex-A7 CPU (central processing unit)
  • 500 Mhz dual-core Mali-400 ARM GPU (graphics processing unit)
  • 512MB RAM (random access memory)
  • 512MB Flash storage

Since it uses common architecture, the system can be modified to add additional games, simply using the supplied mini-USB cable and open-source software.

Games included on THEC64 Mini

The following table lists the games included in THEC64 Mini.

Title Developer
Alleykat Andrew Braybrook
Anarchy Michael Sentinella
The Arc of Yesod Robert Tinman
Armalyte - Competition Edition Cyberdyne Systems
Avenger Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers
Battle Valley Simon Wellard
Boulder Dash Peter Liepa, Chris Grey
Bounder Christian Shrigley, Andrew Green, Robert Toone
Break Dance Stephen Beck
California Games Epyx Games
Chip's Challenge Tom Pinnock
Coil Cop Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers, Chris Kerry, Colin Dooley
Confuzion Paul Shirley
Cosmic Causeway Shaun Southern
Creatures Apex Computer Productions
Cyberdyne Warrior John Rowlands
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine Nick Jones
Cybernoid II: The Revenge Nick Jones
Deflektor Jason Perkins
Destroyer Chuck Sommerville, Michael Kosaka
Everyone's a Wally Mikro-Gen
Firelord John Cumming
Galencia Jason Aldred
Gateway to Apshai The Connelley Group
Gribbly's Day Out Andrew Braybrook
Hawkeye The Boys Without Brains
Heartland Keith Robinson
Herobotix Steven Collins
Highway Encounter Vortex Software
Hunter's Moon Martin Walker
Hysteria Tony Pomfret
IO Doug Hare
Impossible Mission Dan Caswell
Impossible Mission II Novotrade
Jumpman Randy Glover
Jumpman 2 Randy Glover
Mega Apocalypse Simon Nicol
Mission A.D. Marc Dawson
Monty Mole Anthony Crowther
Monty on the Run Jason Perkins
Nebulus John M. Phillips
Netherworld Jukka Tapanmaki
Nobby the Aardvark Dave Clarke
Nodes of Yesod Keith Robinson
Paradroid Andrew Braybrook
Pitstop II Dennis Caswell, Steve Landrum
Ranarama Gary J. Foreman
Robin of the Wood Marc Dawson
Rubicon Joachim Ljunggren, Fredrik Kahl
Silicon Warrior John W.S. Marvin
Skate Crazy Andrew Green, Robert Toone
Skool Daze Microsphere
Snare Rob Stevens
Speedball Pantheon
Speedball 2 - Brutal Deluxe Carl Muller
Spindizzy Paul Shirley
Star Paws John Darnell
Steel Rack It
Street Sports Baseball Greg Omi
Street Sports Basketball Andrew Spencer
Street Sports Soccer Stephen M. Thomas, K-Byte
Summer Games II Epyx Games
Super Cycle Stephen H. Landrum
Sword of Fargoal Jeff McCord
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
(Remakes of Temple of Apshai, Upper Reaches of Apshai, and Curse of Ra)
Steve Bryson, Stephen H. Landrum
Thing on a Spring Jason Perkins
Thing Bounces Back Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers, Chris Kerry, Colin Dooley
Tower Toppler John M. Phillips
Uchi Mata Andy Walker
Uridium Andrew Braybrook
West Bank Dinamic
Who Dares Wins II Tommy Atkins
Winter Games Action Graphics
World Games K-Byte
Zynaps John Cumming