HAL Labs-Developed PC-8001 Revival PasocomMini To Release On October 5, 2019


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Earlier this week, HAL Labs announced that the PasocomMini, a set of mini “consoles” that recreate the form of the PC-8001 and the MZ-80C, will release on October 5, 2019, and is now available for pre-order.


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The mini computers are around 1/4 of its original size, and has an N-Basic Ver. 1.1 function that allows you to create basic programming with BASIC commands


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The PasocomMini also emulates the PC-8001, and can execute CMT files, and read WAVE files that can let you play games if you want if you happen to have them on hand.


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The PasocomMini includes 15 games in its release, which are:

  • Heiankyo Alien
  • Jupiter Lander
  • Mole Attack
  • Lunar City SOS!!
  • Snake World
  • Asteroid Belt
  • Space Mouse
  • Space Ship
  • Sub-Marine
  • Marine Belt
  • Check P.
  • Parachute
  • PC-jan!
  • Rocket Bomb
  • Hashire! Skyline
  • Orion 80


The PasocomMini PC-8001 connects to TVs via HDMI cables, and has a USB port to connect USB keyboards to. You can also connect a controller via USB.


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The PasocomMini MZ-80C will have SmileBASIC support, an emulator for the MZ-80C, as well as the following included games:

  • Heiankyo Alien
  • Zeplis
  • Chitei Saidai no Sakusen
  • Jupiter Lander
  • Zeldis


Both the PasocomMini PC-8001 and PasocomMini MZ-80C will release on October 5, 2019, and is currently open for preorder.

Alistair Wong
Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!