Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

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Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby TheEagleXIII » August 10th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Officially announced today! (As the A500 Mini)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKUgEOpr4Qs

Brief list of features here:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021 ... on-the-way

- 25 games packed in (12 announced so far)
- Authentic Mouse
- 8-button Gamepad
- USB keyboard compatible
- From makers of C64 Mini
- Early 2022 release
- $139.99/£119.99

I've also found one source saying you can upload more games via USB - the video mentions you could do this with the C64 mini but doesn't officially say you can with the A500.

I had an Atari ST growing up, so I'm pretty stoked about this - a lot of games were released on both platforms and I expect there's no chance, or demand, for ever seeing an ST Mini. Although the audio and graphics won't quite hit my own nostalgia 100%, this is potentially gonna be the best way to relive these games. Especially as I haven't been able to successfully emulate either the ST or Amiga on Mac or my hacked Mega Drive or PS1 minis.

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby matmico399 » August 11th, 2021, 8:11 pm

I am definitely interested. And a very reasonable price. I am looking forward to it. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby Retro STrife » August 12th, 2021, 10:59 am

Definitely interested too. I've long wanted an Amiga CD32.. it's probably the retro system missing from my collection that I'm most interested in.. but I don't have the same level of interest (and space) these days for tracking down expensive systems and games. In the meantime, some Amiga minis sound like a good substitute. Then again, I got a C64 mini two years ago and haven't even taken it out of the box...

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby noah98 » August 27th, 2021, 2:09 pm

I'm buying it as soon as I can order one from the US.

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby djc » August 28th, 2021, 1:18 am

This would for sure scratch my Amiga itch as I can't bring myself to open the new in box CD32 I own. Maybe if demand is strong enough, they will do a full size version with a functional keyboard like they did with the C64 mini/maxi.

I've always liked the Amiga ports of EA sports games (like Madden, FIFA, etc...) Very well represented on the Amiga.

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby noah98 » August 28th, 2021, 9:44 am

I think Turrican 1 and 2 are best on Amiga. I'd buy it just to play those!

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby MSR1701 » August 28th, 2021, 2:51 pm

SOLD without reading anything for this... My big question is will the CD32 be supported (or the Amiga 1200 enhanced games)?

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby ASalvaro » August 28th, 2021, 2:53 pm

MSR1701 wrote:SOLD without reading anything for this... My big question is will the CD32 be supported (or the Amiga 1200 enhanced games)?

speaking of the CD32 in the early 90's i was an Amiga owner and i had high hopes for the CD32 so i bought stock in Commodore and talked my dad,uncle and some friends to invest too! that didn't turn out very well :lol:

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby MSR1701 » August 28th, 2021, 2:53 pm

https://www.amazon.com/AS500-Mini-elect ... 764&sr=8-2

Feature list from Amazon:

Welcome back to the 1980s and the pinnacle of 16-bit personal computing - Introducing The A500 Mini, a compact reimagining of this classic home computer
Featuring perfect emulation of not only the original A500 (OCS) and Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) of future revisions, but also the Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) of the A1200
Play one of the included 25 classic Amiga games, selected from a simple to use carousel, including all-time greats like Alien Breed 3D, Another World, Simon the Sorcerer and Worms
Side-load your own games via USB stick with full WHDLoad support and an array of options to choose from - plus, save and resume your game at any time to help you finish those punishingly difficult classics
The A500 Mini is compatible with 100s of classic Amiga games and demos, utilising WHDLoad for simplicity (games must be legally obtained/purchased from the legal owners), 50/60Hz in 720p HD via HDMI, Multiple scaling options & CRT filter

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Re: Amiga 500 Mini Announced! (Early 2022)

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 30th, 2021, 11:18 pm

This looks great, but speaking as someone not very familiar with the Amiga, are these 25 built-in games a good cross-section of its library? It seems to me these remakes tend to miss a lot of key titles due to licensing issues.

Is it possible to load more games into it?


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