Last Updated on August 21, 2023
25 classic Amiga games are bundled in with the A500 Mini, making this the ultimate mini retro console.
Announced in 2021, released in 2022, and now available for less than £90, the A500 Mini is closest you can get to owning an Amiga – unless you happen to own an Amiga.
Over the past few months, the price of this little Amiga-like – a sort of NES Mini for the 16 bit home computer era – has slowly dropped. It’s now less than the price of a standard metropolitan night out, and will give you far more entertainment, and for much longer.
In the box, you’ll find an A500 Mini, a USB power cable (no adapter) and the surprisingly good 8-button CD32-inspired gamepad. Oh, and a revival of the Amiga’s classic “tank mouse.”
Of course, the console comes with a bunch of cracking Amiga games pre-installed:
- 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
That list features several genuine classics, not least the Alien Breed games, The Chaos Engine, Kick Off 2, Super Cars II, and the very first Worms (well, the second). Oh, and Zool, too. In fact, this is arguably the best lineup of any revival retro mini system.
If you’ve been holding back because of the launch price, or simply didn’t know it was available, now is the time to grab an A500 Mini. Head to Amazon now to grab THEA500 Mini for under £90.
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