Published on March 5th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


PLAION, a global leading publisher and developer of video games, and Retro Games Ltd., one of the world’s leading producers of re-imagined home computers, are proud to announce that THE400 Mini – a modern day mini recreation of the pioneering home computer from 1979 – will come with 25 pre-installed games. The full list is being revealed for the first time, and includes some of the most iconic and important titles of the 8-bit era.

Included in the list are arcade classics such as Missile Command, and genre defining titles like M.U.L.E. Short for Multiple Use Labor Element, M.U.L.E. was a pioneering multiplayer game that inspired a generation of triple-A strategy titles. Other pre-installed games for THE400 Mini include Asteroids, Battlezone, Crystal Castles, Millipede and Star Raiders II.


“Much like the other retro computers we’ve produced, it was important for us to make sure we included a diverse range of games with THE400 Mini. Many collectors want to preserve the art form that is video games, and we hope that our pre-installed titles will excite these gamers. Not only are many of the games historically important, but they also come bundled in a mini recreation of the design classic that is the Atari 400. We hope that retro gamers and collectors will like what we’ve put together”, said Paul Andrews, Managing Director at Retro Games Ltd.

“We’re excited to reveal a variety of games for THE400 Mini. From dribbling up and down the court in Basketball, to escaping caves and completing puzzles in Boulder Dash, we think they’ll be something for everyone who has a passion for retro gaming. And for these dedicated fans we’re also pleased to reveal new images that showcase both the scale and detail of our new mini recreation. For the first time clear comparisons can be made between the original Atari 400 and THE400 Mini, we really hope everyone enjoys the attention to detail”, said Stuart Chiplin, Head of Commercial Evaluations at PLAION.

The following list includes all 25 games that come pre-installed on THE400 Mini:

  • AirballNavigate through a 150-room mansion, avoiding hazards while solving puzzles.
  • AsteroidsYour ship is trapped in an asteroid belt, blast boulders and enemies to survive.
  • Basketball – It’s all here as you dribble, shoot and pass your way to sporting success.
  • BattleZone – Save the world in this shoot ’em up by outmanoeuvring rebel Supertanks and UFOs.
  • Berzerk – Blast robots, escape Evil Otto and dodge laser fire in this frantic shoot-em-up arcade game.
  • Boulder Dash – Dodge boulders, collect jewels, escape caves and complete puzzles solo or with a friend.
  • Bristles – Help Peter the Painter paint walls while escaping enemies in this colourful platformer.
  • Capture the Flag – Capture the flag in this action 3D maze game.
  • Centipede – Wield a bug blaster to clear the enchanted mushroom patch in this coin-op classic.
  • Crystal Castles – Guide Bentley Bear through Bethilda’s maze, avoiding enemies while utilizing power-ups.
  • Elektraglide – Race futuristic motorbikes & avoid obstacles across the UK, USA and Australia.
  • Encounter! – Command a starship in this space shooter while surviving fast battles with strategic agility.
  • Flip and Flop – Control Flip the Kangaroo and Mitch the Monkey in a daring Zoo escape platformer.
  • Henry’s House – Navigate as tiny Henry in this platformer, collecting items, finding keys and escaping traps.
  • Hover Bovver – Play as Gordon Bennet in this quirky maze game.
  • Lee – Master martial arts in this classic platformer.
  • U.L.E. – Turn-based strategy in which you colonize a planet & outwit settlers. Play solo or with friends.
  • Millipede – Play as the Archer in this Centipede sequel and prevent the bugs from taking over.
  • Miner 2049er – Control Bounty Bob in this action platformer while destroying mutants and collecting items.
  • Missile Command – Defend cities with your missiles in this classic shoot ’em up.
  • O’Riley’s Mine – Play as miner Tim O’Riley & collect treasure, avoid hazards & work your way back to the top.
  • The Seven Cities of Gold – Explore, negotiate, and establish colonies in this ground-breaking action strategy game.
  • Star Raiders II – Pilot the Liberty Star and destroy Zylon bases in this renowned space shoot ’em up.
  • Wavy Navy – Command a ship, avoid missiles and planes, and become the strategic leader of the navy.
  • Yoomp! – Guide a rhythmic bouncing ball through suspended levels in this unique platformer.

In addition to the pre-installed games, players can also side-load their own games via a USB stick, with support for cartridge, disk and cassette ROMs.

THE400 Mini will be available at The Gamesmen from 28th March 2024.

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About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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