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The Commodore 64 Is Making a Comeback, And Retro Gaming Is Officially Getting Out of Hand

Are people REALLY clamoring to play an '80s-era home computer?
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The stream of retro gaming consoles keep on coming, with the Commodore 64 being the next to join the revisited fray. After the success of the NES Classic and now the SNES Classic, with plans for the Sega Genesis and the Atari 2600 to come later this year, there’s no wonder why Commodore thinks it deserves a place on store shelves this holiday. The real question is, can retro nostalgia hold up strong enough to make the C64 a winner?

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The remade console will include modern amenities like USB power and flash memory expandability, leaving the door open for gamers to add games to the 64 that are already included in the box. Unfortunately, while the likes of Super Mario Bros and Zelda keep gamers returning to the Nintendo Classic consoles, we just don’t see much value in the game collection that the C64 is set to deliver that’s blowing our skirts up, especially when you consider that many of these games are available (or have clones that are available) as free web-based versions. 

Are classics like California Games enough to justify the C64’s $69.99 price tag? Check out the 64 games included and decide for yourself.

  • AlleyKat
  • Anarchy
  • Armalyte: Competition Edition
  • Avenger
  • Battle Valley
  • Bounder
  • California Games
  • Chip’s Challenge
  • Confuzion
  • Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II
  • Creatures
  • Cyberdyne Warrior
  • Cybernoid II: The Revenge
  • Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
  • Deflektor
  • Everyone’s A Wally
  • Firelord
  • Gribbly’s Day Out
  • Hawkeye
  • Heartland
  • Herobotix
  • Highway Encounter
  • Hunter’s Moon
  • Hysteria
  • Impossible Mission
  • Impossible Mission II
  • Insects In Space
  • Mega-Apocalypse
  • Mission A.D.
  • Monty Mole
  • Monty on the Run
  • Nebulus
  • Netherworld
  • Nobby the Aardvark
  • Nodes Of Yesod
  • Paradroid
  • Pitstop II
  • Rana Rama
  • Robin Of The Wood
  • Rubicon
  • Skate Crazy
  • Skool Daze
  • Slayer
  • Snare
  • Speedball
  • Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
  • Spindizzy
  • Star Paws
  • Steel
  • Stormlord
  • Street Sports Baseball
  • Summer Games II
  • Super Cycle
  • Temple of Apshai Trilogy
  • The Arc Of Yesod
  • Thing Bounces Back
  • Thing on a Spring
  • Trailblazer
  • Uchi Mata
  • Uridium
  • Who Dares Wins II
  • Winter Games
  • World Games
  • Zynaps