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From the same lot that gave us the C64 mini they have now produced a Amiga 500 mini.

Should come with 24 games but more can be added by the USB and it also supports the AGA chip set.

Weather it worth it I don't know as it will depend on weather you want to be able to use it with a TV and you may want to hold off and see if they produce a bigger version later on.

 


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🤔 Interesting I suppose but what advantage over a real Amiga would it have? This is especially so when you can fit SD and MMC card readers into the floppy port. I did this conversion on my Atari 520 STe and it worked really well. I picked the Atari because it didnt have an easy hard drive option but it would have worked just as well in the Amiga with a firmware update.


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The only advantage I can think of is being able to use it with a modern tv as you could just as easily download an emulator and the games and have pretty much the same experience. 

Looks like it will cost about £120, so it around about the same price you might expect to pay for a good conditioned A500 and you do get the A1200 and CD32 emulation as well.

Probably more aimed at these who don't want the old hardware but still want the nostalgia.  


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I'll buy it only for a practical question. I have an original Amiga 500 but i'd like to play games on my new tv and amiga mini has hdmi port and also a controller and mouse. Simply download games from internet and put into it and you are ready.

I missed lot of games of CD32 and Amiga 1200 also.

 


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Not an Amiga mini, but this is interesting:

 

 

I'll buy it only for a practical question. I have an original Amiga 500 but i'd like to play games on my new tv and amiga mini has hdmi port and also a controller and mouse. Simply download games from internet and put into it and you are ready.

I missed lot of games of CD32 and Amiga 1200 also.

 

There are ways to connect your A500, to a new TV: Open Source Scan Converter.

(I started restoring my A1200, and I fell into a money sink!! One of my favorite ways, to spend money)!!!  


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(I started restoring my A1200, and I fell into a money sink!! One of my favorite ways, to spend money)!!!  

I know that feeling. 😀 


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Some YouTuber have got early edition in for review, they have done good job with the look of it especially the keyboard.

 


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Not bad but a bit pricy. Still sticking with my original machines. My A500+ is now 30 years young and still going strong! 😊 


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@geraldine Even though I have three original machines, (a A1200, a CD32 and an original A500), I bought one!! It's still in the box though, since I am waiting for .adf and .hdf support!!!


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@captainkal 

Yeah, it really ought to have come with that capability as standard but I guess its using the RP9 format (what Amiga Forever uses) for games and stuff maybe?


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I am waiting for .adf and .hdf support!!!

Surprised they come out with a machine that doesn't support those formats, most of the images you find online now is in this format. Its been so long since I have played any Amiga game but is their a tool that will allow you to convert a .adf to this RP9 format?


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