First of all, the keyboard used in the shrunken re-edition of the C64 does not work. The THEC64 Mini comes with 64 preinstalled games. Further details about the hardware are still missing. Like Nintendos Retrokonsolen NES and SNES, the reissue of the legendary home computer C64 emulates the old hardware only.
At the beginning of 2018, the THEC64 mini will be available for 79.99 euros.
Back to the keyboard, which is only decoration on the THEC64 Mini: The C64 Mini, which has been shrunk by comparison with the original from 1982, is operated by means of the supplied joystick. The small breadcrumbs are connected to the TV via HDMI. If you want to enter BASIC commands from the keyboard, then you can connect a standard USB keyboard. Also new games should be programmed.
Among the 64 built games are uridium, Paradroid, Hawkeye, Nebulus and Monty Mole. A complete list is available on the website of the reproduction.
Manufacturer of the THEC64 Mini is not Commodore – the manufacturer of the original C64 went 1994 in the insolvency. Developer is RetroGames Ltd. The distribution publisher Koch Media headquartered in Munich.