Our handy, but small, Evercade review index

With the release of the Evercade compatible Super Pocket handhelds fast approaching, now seems like a decent time to round up every Evercade cartridge we’ve reviewed so far. The total stands at five cartridges, which isn’t a great amount in fairness, but still may prove useful for anyone looking to make their first purchase. Having …

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Evercade Showcase Vol. 2 reveals four new carts

Four new Evercade cartridges have been revealed, all due later this year and featuring a combination of indie games new and old. Blaze’s latest presentation certainly included a few surprises, such as the first ever Evercade single game cart, and a release of Giants’ Farming Simulator demake. That standalone game cart is Full Void, a …

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Evercade compatible Taito and Capcom arcade handhelds revealed

Recently Evercade manufacture Blaze established retro entertainment brand HyperMegaTech. Today, the first products from this new offshoot have been revealed – two low cost arcade handhelds containing Taito and Capcom games, set to retail for £49 ($59/€59) each this October. Surprisingly, both have an Evercade cart slot, making it possible to expand their libraries. If …

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Six new Evercade carts revealed, including two Duke Nukem collections

Blaze Entertainment has just finished wrapping up its Evercade Showcase Vol 1. We were convinced a ZX Spectrum collection was on the cards. While that didn’t happen, what was revealed was arguably far more exciting. Six new cartridges were announced, along with a limited edition (2,000 units) Atomic Edition Evercade Vs console inspired by Duke …

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The first Evercade Amiga cart is Team17 dedicated

Blaze’s first Amiga Evercade cartridge will be a ten-game Team17 collection. This also marks the first time a handheld format has received legal Amiga emulation. The full games list reads as: The absence of a Worms game is a pity but understandable – a dedicated Worms collection was released for the Evercade a few years …

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Evercade C64 Collection 1 review

The Commodore 64 is one of those rare formats, like the Amiga and Atari ST, where it’s impossible to count how many games were released for it. The 8-bit microcomputer launched in 1982 and was still knocking around in the mid-90s, even gaining conversions of Capcom’s Street Fighter II and Final Fight. Games were released …

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The Atari 7800’s catalogue is worth a closer look

When people think of Atari, the games and systems that spring to mind likely depend on which decade you grew up in. ‘80s kids will recall the company’s coin-munching arcade cabinets and the behemoth that was the Atari 2600 – a system that managed to survive the ’84 market crash, with games released in Europe …

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C64 games come to Evercade this October, finally

We didn’t expect another Evercade cartridge to be announced this week, yet here we are. It seems manufacturers Blaze are listening to feedback, as the next cartridge is a Commodore 64 extravaganza, featuring 14 titles – including Impossible Mission, Summer Games, and Jeff Minter’s Iridis Alpha. Blaze has partnered with the C64 Mini creators Retro …

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New Evercade double-pack will include Alwa’s Awakening and Cathedral

Following the popularity of their Xenocrisis/Tanglewood double indie game cart, Evercade has revealed a similar two-game package. Cart number 27 will include Alwa’s Awakening from Elden Pixels and a native port of Cathedral from Decemberborn. That’s to say, Cathedral isn’t an emulated version – it’s a bespoke and fully optimised conversion.   Pre-orders go live …

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The latest Evercade cart reveal is a complete surprise

Well, the latest Evercade cart reveal is certainly a surprise. Renovation Collection 1 will include 12 titles from Japanese publisher Telenet and its US subsidiary Renovation. While obscure, these are deep cuts of 16-bit (Genesis/Mega Drive) history – all 12 games are considered rare nowadays, and consequently cherished by collectors. The games list reads as follows: …

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Out this week: Goosebumps: Dead of Night, Project Warlock, 1971 Project Helios, Demon’s Tier+, Jump King, WARBORN, the Evercade, more

First and foremost, this week sees the release of a new gaming platform. The anticipated Evercade handheld – officially out 8th June – uses low cost (£14.99) cartridges, with a library mostly consisting of retro complications. The Mega Cat Collection is the exception, featuring recent indie Coffee Crisis and a handful of others. A double …

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Five reasons to be excited about the Evercade handheld

The news and excitement surrounding the upcoming SEGA Mega Drive Mini and PC Engine Coregrafx Mini have seemingly pushed the Evercade to the wayside. Despite the creators issuing regular news updates, the retro-influenced handheld hasn’t received anywhere as near as much attention. The core concept of the Evercade is simple. It’s a handheld able to …

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