THEA500 or THE A500 mini is a new console that attempts emulate the gaming experience of the popular Commodore home computer from the 1987.
Packaged with a couple of perihpals this unique machine packs a lot of value into a good looking gadget. Here we look at the unit itself, plug her in, turn her on and have a whirl with the included games alongside the WHDLoad facility.
Features and specs as listed on Amazon
- 25 classic Amiga games included, featuring: Alien breed 3D, Another World, ATR: All terrain Racing, Battle Chess, Cadaver, Kick Off 2, Pinball Dreams, Simon the Sorcerer, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, The Chaos Engine, Worms: The Director’s Cut, Zool: Ninja Of The ”Nth” Dimension.
- Emulates Amiga 500, 600 & 1200 (ECS/OCS/AGA).
- Save & resume game functions.
- Via USB, add your own games, update the firmware, and connect your own devices (USB memory stick required (NOT supplied)). THE A500 Mini is compatible with 100’s 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 with multiple scaling options & CRT filter.
- Includes 8-button precision gamepad and authentic 2-button mouse.
- Onscreen keyboard included and also supports USB keyboards.
- THEA500 Mini (Keyboard non-functional. Virtual keyboard feature included), 2-Button USB Mouse (1.8m -6ft), 8-Button USB Gamepad (1.8m – 6ft), USB-C Power Supply Cable (1.8m – 6ft) (AC Adapter NOT included), HDMI Cable (1.8m – 6ft)
Final games list:
Alien Breed 3D, Alien Breed: Special Edition’92, Another World, Arcade Pool, ATR: All Terrain Racing, Battle Chess, Cadaver, 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, Qwak, 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