Prototype : AmigaMini / TheA500


Within the retro scene their has been a rise in small replicas of retro machines, the most popular of these was the mini nes by nintendo, they soon followed that up with mini snes, then the market saw sega and sony also release mini retro console. This is brought about full size replicas as well. It was only a matter of time that the market would shift to other platform to bring back, C64 mini arrived and was also successful, it followed by a full size C64 replica.

Each one of these products usually featured around 15 to 60 games/title presetup to play, hdmi connection, usb ports and replica of the joypad that would come with these devices. The C64 came with a replica of the competition pro joystick.

The same company behind the C64 mini / C64 Maxi have teased a image that looks a lot like the Amiga A500 and the company also has copyrighted the name, TheA500. ( )

So it highly likely that even if its not this company or not an Amiga teased, then its only a matter of time we see a system like this, indeed it kinda already happened, the Armiga was a small all in one device the size of a floppy disk drive that ran a Amiga emulator on a Arm board and allowed original Amiga floppy disk to run off it ( more here ) I expect we see something very similar.

Amiga community has also built Raspberry Pi based system in mini Amiga replica system

amiga500 mini

However I believe this type of product would be slightly more consumer friendly, better made/supported and most importantly marketed in big retail stores that current efforts haven't quite achieved.

An important part of the Amiga over most of these past replica systems is it does feature a much more complete and modern Operating System and has mouse support, plus some of Amiga most famous games where mouse based ( Lemmings/Monkey Island etc ) so I feel a device like this should feature both a joystick and mouse. Plus maybe expanding the system beyond just games and included some serious applications like a paint program. its likly that the system would come with the same joystick that come with the C64.

Its not sure if this will be a down sized version of the Amiga or more a full size replica, I will update this page on any progress of such system.

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