The next two Evercade carts are Data East and Toaplan arcade collections

Ahead of the upcoming Evercade Alpha ‘arcade bar’ tabletop system, the next two Evercade cartridges set for release are both arcade collections.

Toaplan Arcade 3 and Data East Arcade 2 launch on 28th November, with pre-orders going live at the end of September. To clarify, they’ll work on any Evercade system as long as the firmware is current.

Toaplan Arcade 3 is shoot’em up centric and will include the following:

  • Batsugun
  • Batsugun Special Version
  • FixEight
  • Ghox
  • Out Zone
  • Truxton II
  • Vimana

Data East Arcade 2, meanwhile, boasts a larger selection:

  • B-Wings
  • Crude Buster
  • Edward Randy
  • Express Raider
  • Joe & Mac Returns
  • Last Mission
  • Midnight Resistance
  • Peter Pepper’s Ice Cream Factory
  • Shoot Out
  • SRD: Super Real Darwin
  • Super BurgerTime
  • Trio The Punch: Never Forget Me…

Both collections hold appeal, full of desirable titles. Batsugun, Out Zone, and Truxton II stand out as highlights for Toaplan 3, while Joe & Mac Returns, Crude Buster (aka Two Crude Dudes), Midnight Resistance, and The Cliffhanger: Edward Randy should make Data East 2 shine. The whip cracking Edward Randy (chorkle!) is often championed as a hidden arcade gem, with impressive pixel art. How the earlier Data East games fare today however remains to be seen – the likes of Shoot Out and B-Wings may be showing their age.

We reviewed Piko Interactive Collection 4 yesterday and quite enjoyed its peculiar mix of curios.