Retro Games announced the THEA500 Mini, a fully licensed re-imagining of the much loved 16-bit home computer, has now entered full production and is scheduled for release in the United States on April 30, 2022.
THEA500 Mini Final Game List Announced
Check out a brand new trailer for the retro console here:
Over the past few months, the final list of included games has been announced, cumulating in today’s final game announcement, the seminal Stunt Car Racer from industry legend Geoff Crammond. This groundbreaking game received high praise from press during its launch in 1989, including a 93% in Amiga Format magazine and 92% in CU Amiga-64. Other recently announced games include Arcade Pool and Project-X Special Edition 93 from Team 17, F-16 Combat Pilot from Digital Integration and Super Cars II from Gremlin.
This brings the full games list to 25, each one a highly regarded and critically acclaimed Amiga classic. In addition, if you own other original Amiga games, these can be played via USB stick utilizing the WHDLoad functionality of the THEA500, with users able to tweak setup, controller options and display settings.
The launch stock of the THEA500 Mini is expected to leave the manufacturing plant in early January 2022. In addition, due to many fan requests, standalone packs of the mouse and gamepad will also be made available in select territories.
“Over the last couple of months, my team has been hard at work finalizing the firmware of the THEA500 Mini, as well as working closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure the highest production quality,” said Chris Smith, CTO at Retro Games. “And as a commitment to our very loyal fans, we will also be shortly putting out a new Christmas THEC64 firmware update.”
“In addition, we have in the past excelled at the unboxing experience and feel that this time we have surpassed expectations and will be bringing you our best-looking product yet,” said Paul Andrews, Managing Director at Retro Games.
Developed by Retro Games Ltd. and distributed by Koch Media, the THEA500 Mini comes with the original style 2-button mouse and newly engineered 8-button precision gamepad.
THEA500 Mini is an Amazon exclusive in the United States and can be viewed here – https://www.amazon.com/A500-Mini-electronic-games/dp/B09CM1C3LX/
Included in the box with THEA500 Mini is a 6-foot wired USB classic mouse, a 6-foot wired precision 8-button gamepad, a USB-A to USB-C power cable (PSU not included) and an HDMI cable (both 6-feet in length) allowing for full compatibility with all modern TVs. Other features include a save game function, selectable 50Hz or 60Hz screen refresh rates, a CRT filter and multiple scaling options. Also upload your own files, games and firmware revisions via USB flash drive (not included).
THEA500® Mini Games List
- Alien Breed 3D
- Alien Breed: Special Edition’92
- Another World
- Arcade Pool
- ATR: All Terrain Racing
- Battle Chess
- California Games
- The Chaos Engine
- Dragons Breath
- F-16 Combat Pilot
- Kick Off 2
- The Lost Patrol
- Paradroid 90
- Pinball Dreams
- Project-X: Special Edition 93
- The Sentinel
- Simon the Sorcerer
- Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
- Stunt Car Racer
- Super Cars II
- Titus The Fox: To Marrakech And Back
- Worms: The Director’s Cut
- Zool: Ninja Of The “Nth” Dimension.