Review: A500 Mini – A Refreshing Alternative To The NES And SNES Classic Editions

A true “home micro”.

When you’re discussing video game history, it’s often the case that memories will be dominated by consoles like the NES, SNES, Mega Drive / Genesis, N64, GameCube and so on – but those old enough to have lived through the ’80s will remember that for a period of time, home computers like the C64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum and Commodore Amiga were a perfectly legitimate way of playing games outside of the arcade.

It’s fitting, then, that alongside the recent explosion of interest in plug-and-play ‘micro consoles’ like the NES Classic and Sega Mega Drive Mini we’ve seen some fresh takes on the humble home micro; UK firm Retro Games Ltd. has already produced a miniature version of the C64, and how it’s back with a pint-sized facsimile of the Amiga – a platform which, in Europe, at least, was insanely popular during the late ’80s and early ’90s.

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