[Updated 19-02-2020 – many more details added!]
We’re getting seriously excited now about Evercade’s upcoming retro handheld console. Below we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about this unique cartridge-based system!
1. It’s been designed specifically for retro-gamers. Check out the preview trailer:
Unlike other retro consoles, the Evercade doesn’t have a limited amount of games built-in. Instead, the Evercade runs games from a selection of bespoke cartridges, each with a handpicked selection of retro classics from a leading publisher.
2. Atari, Namco & More Are Already On-board!
Atari, Namco, Data East, Interplay, Mega Cat and Piko all have official content on the Evercade. In total, there are over 130 games already confirmed across 11 multi-game cartridges. This means you can enjoy classics such as Karate Champ, Galaga, Earthworm Jim and Yar’s Revenge all on one system!
The latest addition is an Atari Lynx cartridge featuring 17 games, including Scrapyard Dog!
See the full list HERE
3. It looks the part!
There’s definitely a hint of “Famicom” about the Evercade’s looks – which is absolutely fine by us! It’s far from a rip-off however, with sleek looking buttons, two pleasingly symmetrical speakers and solid looking d-pad reminiscent of that on the SEGA Saturn controller.
4. The looks are retro. The tech is modern.
The HDMI port is the standout feature here, sitting discretely on the top of the console. Being able to play those retro classics on the TV screen as well as on-the-go is bound to win the Evercade some admirers. Elsewhere, there’s a simple USB port for charging which gives you a solid 4.5hrs of gameplay. Sound is handled by two stereo speakers or via the 3.5mm headphone jack. Two shoulders buttons also provide additional gameplay functionality.
The Evercade also has a generous 4.3″ screen, which is the same as the one on the PSP. Retro gamers will be pleased to note that you can switch the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9
5. Pricing and Availability
The system will release May 22 2020 and Pre-orders Are Now Live! Pricing starts at £59.99 for the Standard Edition, or you can go “All-In” and pick up the Evercade + the first 9 cartridges for £149.99.
If you want to know more from the manufacturers themselves, you can sign-up on the Evercade website to receive the latest updates: evercade.co.uk
6. Reviews Are Great
The first reviews are in for the Evercade and they’re all positive! MetalJesusRocks had great things to say about the console as you can see.
You can check out even more reviews here!