Following the sale of the Commodore only last month, the brand is likely to become a household name once again with the launch of the Commodore 64 “Direct to TV”.

Designed around a replica of the Commodore Competition Pro 5000 Joystick the self-contained unit will come with 30 games built in to the device, be powered by four AA batteries, and plugs directly into a TV.

The C64 DTV features thirty classic hits from the computer's heyday. Including; Summer Games, Winter Games, Pitstop (I & II), Impossible Mission (I & II), Firelord, World Karate Champion, Speedball and many more. Most games boast several different levels, and some like “Winter Games” also boast many different events from Bobsled to Figure Skating for even more ways to play.

The Commodore 64 (also known as C64) was the biggest selling home computer in world history and has unparalleled heritage as a groundbreaking games and home-use personal computer.

The C64 DTV will launch in the UK later in 2005, but have worked with the manufacturer to import a limited number from the USA prior to the national launch. This model, designed to work with NTSC (American standard) televisions, will work with most UK TVs manufactured in the last 5 years.

The full list of games includes some great classics:

Championship Wrestling, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid, Cybernoid II, Eliminator,
Excelon, Firelord, Gateway to Apshai, Impossible Mission, Impossible Mission II, Jumpman Jr., Paradroid, Pitstop, Pitstop II, Ranarama, Silicon Warrior, Speedball, Summer Games, Supercycle, Sword of Fargoal, Tower Toppler, Uridium
Winter Games, World Karate Championship A, World Karate Championship B, Zynaps
Bull-riding, Flying disc, Sumo-wrestling, and Surfing

The Commodore Direct to TV is available now priced at £29.99 inc vat.