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Offline AmigaOldskooler

THEA500 Mini is coming
« on: August 10, 2021, 11:40:16 AM »
Hi everyone,

The THEA500 Mini has been announced by Retro Games Ltd.

https://oldschoolgameblog.com/2021/08/10/thea500-mini-is-coming/

Anyone here going to get one?
« Last Edit: August 10, 2021, 11:41:58 AM by AmigaOldskooler »
 

Offline psxphill

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 12:56:32 PM »
I don't know if I'll buy one, but it's interesting that alien breed 3d is on the list of games.

This means they've included uae configurations for aga as well as it having enough cpu power to run it.

Although you'll probably want to run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9fQw1W22i8 instead....
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 12:27:19 AM »
Very likely getting one. Looks like they've got a solid selection of Amiga all-rounders, not just A500-era stuff.

I'm glad they made a CD32-like controller, too, but why did they have to use that awful PSX-style directional pad? Grumble, grumble.
 

Offline jojo073

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2021, 02:19:33 PM »
I can get one. I say the same as with the C64, who likes to buy it and who does not like it, who does not buy it. I did not buy the c64 because it is a computer that I do not have affection for, but the friend always made me have a good time and this little tribute seems good to me. For 129 euros, it is an expensive price, but not crazy, although if they raise the price to 200 euros, then I will not buy it.
 

Offline vince_6

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2021, 07:15:38 PM »
Not for me.
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Offline KThunder

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2021, 03:41:42 PM »
Definitely going to buy one.
I think it is kinda weird they are calling it THEA500 and the emulation does AGA too.
Cool, but they could have just made it THEA1200

I am working on a A500 tower, a good chunk of the way through, but don't mind buying another mini.

One thing I would really like would be if they gave us some GPIO mapped to parallel port.
THEC64 mini would use some Userport GPIO.
Oh yeah?!?
Well your stupid bit is set,
and its read only!
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Offline Matt_H

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2021, 08:14:09 PM »
Definitely going to buy one.
I think it is kinda weird they are calling it THEA500 and the emulation does AGA too.
Cool, but they could have just made it THEA1200

Yeah, I would have preferred a 1200-branded device as well, both for the AGA reason and because I prefer the design of the 1200. But the 500 was more popular and probably elicits more nostalgia so I can understand why they went with that one.

I'd really love to see a CD32 variant, especially if they can slap a real slot-loading drive into it to direct boot original discs...
« Last Edit: August 12, 2021, 10:54:44 PM by Matt_H »
 

Offline theweeone

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2021, 08:03:10 AM »
Seriously thinking about getting one. Who knows, it might rekindle interest in our favourite machine. If you could add a CD/DVD drive and have a CD32 mode then that would be great
« Last Edit: August 14, 2021, 08:26:14 AM by theweeone »
:-D
 

Online duga

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2021, 05:12:23 PM »
Seriously thinking about getting one. Who knows, it might rekindle interest in our favourite machine. If you could add a CD/DVD drive and have a CD32 mode then that would be great

It supports AGA making it more or less a CD32 machine.

Offline kolla

Re: THEA500 Mini is coming
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2021, 06:07:57 PM »
Shouldn’t be hard to 3D print mini CD32, mini A1200, mini A4000T etc to replace the mini A500 case.
Only reason I may get one is for that joypad…
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