Retro Games Ltd and Koch Media have announced they will be releasing a fully licensed reimagining of one of the 80’s bestselling home computer, THEVIC20, this October. The original VIC-20 home computer was released in 1981 and became the first computer of any kind to sell one million units and this October it will be coming back with a selection of classic games.
Unlike Retro Games Ltd’s previous classic rerelease, THEC64, THEVIC20 is full sized, has a fully working keyboard and has an updated micro switched classic joystick that will connect to one of the four USB ports.
THEVIC20 will be able to boot straight into the original VIC-20 BASIC, C64 BASIC moods or can be switched straight into the Games Carousel where players will be able to play one of the 64 built in games. The selection of games include:
Abductor, Andes Attack, Arcadia, Bewitched, Blitzkrieg, Brainstorm, Catcha Snatcha, Connect 4, Encounter, Frantic, Frog Chase, Gridrunner, Harvester, Headbanger’s Heaven, Hell Gate, Laser Zone, Martians, Matrix, Mega Vault, Metagalactic, Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time, Psychedelia, Snake, Starquest, Subspace Striker, Tank Battle, Traxx, Wacky Waiters, Zor.
Alleykat, Bear Bovver, Boulder Dash, California Games, Chips Challenge, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid II, Destroyer, Firelord, Galencia Mini, Gribbly’s Day Out, Heartland, Impossible Mission, IO, Iridis Alpha, Jumpman, Mega Apocalypse, Nebulus, Netherworld, Paradroid, Pitstop II, Planet of Death, Robin of the Wood, Speedball 2, Spindizzy, Street Sports Baseball, Street Sports Basketball, Summer Games II, Super Cycle, Sword of Fargoal, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, The Arc of Yesod, Uridium, Winter Games, World Games, Zynaps.
“We are really excited to be working with Koch Media once more to bring you even more of the most loved retro games ever on two of the most iconic home computers of all time combined in this latest incarnation of THEC64 range, this time with full working keyboard and a classic VIC-20 style”, said Paul Andrews, Retro Games’ Managing Director.
THEVIC20 will arrive in the shops on 23rd October, priced £109.99/€119.99. Will you be picking it up? Let us know in the comments…