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Topic   Evercade Discussion Thread

benstylus
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* 18-Mar-2021(#1)
Place to discuss Evercade related stuff.

Secrets top-posted to keep them easy to find.

Hidden Evercade VS games
Cartridge Combinations (put a game in each slot, and it unlocks a secret game)

Atari Collection 1 + 2 = Dark Chambers (7800 version)
Atari Lynx Collection 1 + 2 = Raid on Tricity: Second Wave (Lynx version, obviously)
Piko Interactive Collection 1 + 2 = Pyramids of Ra (NES prototype/expanded version)
Gaelco Arcade 1 + Indie Heroes Collection 1 = Arkade Rush (NES homebrew)


Button Combinations on the main screen:

L2+R2+Select = Gotris (Sega Master System homebrew)
L1+R1+Up = NNNNNN (NES homebrew)
L1+R1+Down = Spacey McRacey (NES homebrew)


Secret Codes (Currently need to be entered every time, does not save unlocks)
SEIJIWASHERE unlocks Kubo 1 & 2
nonamesleft
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18-Mar-2021(#2)
Interested to know what you think of it after you try it out.
benstylus
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18-Mar-2021(#3)
The reviews and videos I've seen have been pretty solidly positive, but yeah, definitely need to try it for myself to know for sure.

The one major downside I see so far is it looks to be single player only, even when the original game was not. There are rumblings that a tv-only version may be released down the line which allows for two player support (which would be fully bc with the existing carts), but nothing official.

Thankfully, I researched and was aware it was single player only before I pulled the trigger.
bill
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18-Mar-2021(#4)
OK, Evercade is added.
benstylus
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* 18-Mar-2021(#5)
So are the games hahaha
BloodPuppetX
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18-Mar-2021(#6)
I made a topic about the Evercade over a year ago. I've mostly lost interest in it, but might still consider picking one up down the line.
benstylus
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18-Mar-2021(#7)
Yeah, I was a bit skeptical at launch, but the more that they've released the more attractive it's getting.

I particularly like that they're not just rehashing the same handful of retro games that have been released for consoles a million times over.

Yes, there's the standard Pac-Man/Galaga games from Namco, Asteroids/Crystal Castles from Atari, and River City Ransom/Super Dodge Ball from Technos... but there's also stuff like Ninja Golf, Metal Marines, Earthworm Jim, Psycho Pinball, and even two collections of Atari Lynx games.

The number of interesting games that I've never had the opportunity to play is pretty high for me.
Anxiouz
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18-Mar-2021(#8)
I think the Evercade is great. Just not sure I'd get my value out of it but I love what they are doing.
benstylus
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18-Mar-2021(#9)
One of the reasons I jumped on it now is that the prices for original games are ridiculous. Here the carts are $20, and some of that is actually going to the developers instead of some rando who got lucky at a flea market.

If I were to add up the prices of just the games I know I'd want, and try to buy decent condition copies of the originals on eBay, I could probably pay for the Evercade and all 20 of its currently announced carts twice over for the same cost.
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24-Mar-2021(#10)
Aren't you a Mod and shouldn't you have this Power?

Frank
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16-Apr-2021(#11)
One month later, I went ahead and added images in for all the Evercade listings.

benstylus
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16-Apr-2021(#12)
Thanks, although I really don't like that rendered slanty style of images - I definitely prefer cover scans when I can get them. I may end up scanning the cases and uploading the front facing pics when I get my home PC hooked back up. Sailorneorune and I are both working from home right now, so we needed to take over that desk for work.
Frank
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17-Apr-2021(#13)
benstylus wrote:
> Thanks, although I really don't like that rendered slanty style of images - I definitely
> prefer cover scans when I can get them. I may end up scanning the cases and uploading
> the front facing pics when I get my home PC hooked back up. Sailorneorune and I
> are both working from home right now, so we needed to take over that desk for work.

I agree, I don't either. I only found one scan, and decided to just stick with the slanted ones for consistency sake. If you have the time to do your own scans, that'd be great! I've done that for quite a few games on here. If I owned an Evercade I'd probably have just done that from the getgo.
benstylus
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17-Apr-2021(#14)
Frank wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Thanks, although I really don't like that rendered slanty style of images - I
> definitely
>> prefer cover scans when I can get them. I may end up scanning the cases and uploading
>> the front facing pics when I get my home PC hooked back up. Sailorneorune and
> I
>> are both working from home right now, so we needed to take over that desk for
> work.
>
> I agree, I don't either. I only found one scan, and decided to just stick with the
> slanted ones for consistency sake. If you have the time to do your own scans, that'd
> be great! I've done that for quite a few games on here. If I owned an Evercade I'd
> probably have just done that from the getgo.
>

I've done it for quite a few games over the years, doesn't take long, just have to have the games and the computer hooked up.

I've got 14 of the games with 2 more on the way and 2 preordered.

Tons of cool stuff on there
Frank
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17-Apr-2021(#15)
If I can get my hands on one of the Evercade units, I definitely want to pick up the indie game bundle.

benstylus
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* 17-Apr-2021(#16)
Every collection I've tried has had at least a couple games I really enjoy.

Lately have been playing the Oliver Twins collection. Go Dizzy Go is a simple, enjoyable maze game (think pac-man) and the other Dizzy games have their charm as well. Panic Dizzy is a puzzle game that plays sort of like Magical Drop, but the blocks advance way too fast. Maybe I just need more practice on that one.

The surprise hit for me though has been FireHawk. Really fun overhead shooter where you're piloting a helicopter. Controls take a bit of getting used to but then so do real helicopters.

I do love seeing that old Codemasters logo. So much nostalgia. Just wish they would release the 8 and 16 bit Micro Machines games. Wonder how difficult it would be to scrub all the Hasbro out of it... Toybox Turbos on PS3 turned out pretty great, and it's Micro Machines in everything but name.
benstylus
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23-Apr-2021(#17)
Moving to VG discussion forum since it's kind of turned into that now.
benstylus
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23-Apr-2021(#18)
https://youtu.be/fdUEBPScfGk

Console version just announced this morning.

4 player support via usb controllers (official or 3rd party, or even the Evercade portable as a controller), and taking the only cool idea the Tiger Game.com had by allowing for two carts to be plugged in at once.

I've been pretty happy with the Evercade portable, but I probably would have held off and got this instead if it had been announced before I got mine. Will definitely be purchasing it, though, as multiplayer is the only reason to play some of the games on the system.
benstylus
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23-Apr-2021(#19)
Interestingly, and somewhat unfortunately, the two Namco Museum games are reportedly going to be incompatible, since they were only licensed for handheld use (they've missing from the lineup at the end of the video announcement as well). Most of those games are single player anyway (or alternating 2 player), so not a huge loss if you already have the handheld, but still a bit of a bummer on an otherwise cool announcement.

Blaze did indicate that all future carts will be both handheld and vs compatible though. Maybe they'll go back and try to get the license for these two and unlock compatibility with a firmware update.
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23-Apr-2021(#20)
benstylus wrote:
>
> Console version just announced this morning.
>
> 4 player support via usb controllers (official or 3rd party, or even the Evercade
> portable as a controller), and taking the only cool idea the Tiger Game.com had by
> allowing for two carts to be plugged in at once.
>
> I've been pretty happy with the Evercade portable, but I probably would have held
> off and got this instead if it had been announced before I got mine. Will definitely
> be purchasing it, though, as multiplayer is the only reason to play some of the games
> on the system.

Any interest in selling/trading the portable version? I'm torn between which to get, but this would make the decision easier raspberry
benstylus
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* 23-Apr-2021(#21)
Nope, sorry - how would I play Mappy Kids without it?

I'm sure some people will be looking to "upgrade" though
Frank
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23-Apr-2021(#22)
If you see any send them my way please smile

Renaissance2K
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24-Apr-2021(#23)
benstylus wrote:
> Interestingly, and somewhat unfortunately, the two Namco Museum games are reportedly
> going to be incompatible, since they were only licensed for handheld use (they've
> missing from the lineup at the end of the video announcement as well).

Just when we thought we'd seen the limits of publishers restricting licensed use...

benstylus
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24-Apr-2021(#24)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Interestingly, and somewhat unfortunately, the two Namco Museum games are reportedly
>> going to be incompatible, since they were only licensed for handheld use (they've
>> missing from the lineup at the end of the video announcement as well).
>
> Just when we thought we'd seen the limits of publishers restricting licensed use

Bruh, look at the anime industry if you want to see licensors flexing restrictions.

We've had things like:

- Licensed for dvd, but not Blu-ray because we're scared Japanese people might import your $60 set instead of buying our $400 one.
- Licensed for Blu-ray, but subtitles are locked on whenever the Japanese audio is enabled because scared for above reason.
- Licensing the show, but the special prequel episode is only available on the $200 special edition, not the $60 standard edition.
- Licensing a long show, but only allowing it to be released in one big $700 box set, not smaller season or half season sets.

Honestly, I think this situation with the Namco games is kind of interesting. When initially negotiating the license, I'm sure Blaze didn't have concrete plans for a consolized Evercade, so when the contacts were drawn up, it probably only referred to the Evercade handheld system. Or, there were possibly multiple tiers of licensing fees: handheld only, console only, both, etc. It's a glimpse into the world of contract law that people rarely see because big companies tend to keep their contracts private.

With as big as Bandai-Namco is, I'm honestly surprised Blaze was able to get them to go with the Evercade to begin with.
razeak
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24-Apr-2021(#25)
you konw. i hate any name they tack on to -cade. Its annoying. Multicade, Evercade, Supercade. etc. PUKE lol
benstylus
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24-Apr-2021(#26)
Your concerns have been noted. I will say that the -cade suffix does provide a certain immediate association with video games, so it's a far more useful term than something like Ouya.

Personally, it doesn't bother me as much as "gate" being put at the end of every scandal (or even potential scandal that turns out to be nothing).
benstylus
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* 25-Apr-2021(#27)
Looks like Blaze is working on bringing Namco support to the VS according to the latest info on the official discord:

>I'm sure you can appreciate, we tried very hard to get Bandai Namco to come onboard for the VS. It is a shame we haven't been able to sit in the same room and show them things first hand. Hopefully that will happen at the end of this year and we can do a FW update to get them working.
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25-Apr-2021(#28)
Found one of these at a used media store locally. Has Interplay 1, Data East 1, Atari1, Namco 2, Mega Cat 1, and Piko 1 with it. Gonna give it a try later tonight and see how I like it.
benstylus
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25-Apr-2021(#29)
That's a pretty solid lineup actually.
benstylus
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25-Apr-2021(#30)
@Rocket also make sure the firmware is up to date. The newer firmware allows for button assignment on some games (which is essential when the default Genesis game button mapping goes to Y (the top button) for C.
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25-Apr-2021(#31)
I think I've decided to hold off on these until I can find a solid deal for a used one or something. I spent about 2 hours watching and reading reviews and impressions. Ultimately it's a very niche thing for me. In my case, the games on there I want to play would be cheaper for me to acquire the original cartridges. I really wanted this guy for the upcoming indie game collections, and obviously if it comes with some retro collections I'd play them too.

I'm so on and off about it though. It's right up my alley, I love these sort of devices. Just financially it's not a great choice for me right now. @Rocket if you end up not liking it and want to resell let me know grin

benstylus
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25-Apr-2021(#32)
It is definitely not going to be for everyone, but I'm digging it. For me, the Oliver Twins Collection is what pushed me to the buy column, and then the subsequent announcement of the Codemasters Collection 1 made me even happier.

Also very happy to not be spending $30+ on individual carts for a lot of the games I'd want to play (Burning Force, Phelios, Ninja Golf, Etc.)

With retro game prices going even higher the $20 price tag on Evercade carts is even that much more attractive for me.

Plus it's kinda fun being able to afford a complete set of Evercade games. Can't say I did that with any other system except the Dreamcast (us version) 15ish years ago. Which I then promptly sold because the journey was better than the destination, and there were a LOT of really crappy DC games. With the Evercade, every cart I've tried has had at least a couple really great games on it.
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* 25-Apr-2021(#33)
I'm also just afraid support for the Evercade is going to dip out. No guarantees on any other licenses or new game compilations.

benstylus
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* 25-Apr-2021(#34)
Frank wrote:
> I'm also just afraid support for the Evercade is going to dip out. No guarantees
> on any other licenses or new game compilations.
>

They've indicated that they still have 5 additional games to announce that are coming out this year.

https://twitter.com/evercaderetro/status/138563964...
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27-Apr-2021(#35)
Oh crap, Worms?

benstylus
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28-Apr-2021(#36)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Oh crap, Worms?
>

It's not the most amazing collection ever, but it has original Worms, Worms Armageddon, and then that odd puzzle bobble-like spinoff Worms Blast (which appears to be the slightly wonky looking GBA version).
benstylus
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5-May-2021(#37)
Next two releases are going to be Intellivision Collection I and Bitmap Brothers Collection I

Both look pretty good (though the Bitmap Bros collection may be a bit Speedball-heavy)

https://youtu.be/vfK-LJYqI08

https://youtu.be/Kv_Fb5zbbNo
benstylus
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17-May-2021(#38)
4 new collections just announced... finally getting to arcade games!

https://youtu.be/odcDfUevb7k
benstylus
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20-May-2021(#39)
Pricing has been announced...

The Evercade VS Starter Pack will be 89.99/$99.99/--99.99 and come with:
Evercade VS Console
Evercade VS Controller
Technos Arcade 1 Cartridge

The Evercade VS Premium Pack will be 109.99/$129.99/--129.99 and come with:
Evercade VS Console
Evercade VS Controller (x2)
Technos Arcade 1 Cartridge
Data East Arcade 1 Cartridge

Both versions are going up for preorder on May 28th
benstylus
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21-May-2021(#40)
A limited edition black console is also going to be available... it will include all 4 arcade carts + the intellivision and bitmap bros carts, and a few miscellaneous extras

Will be limited to 5000 units and only available through funstock.

https://evercade.co.uk/founders/

No word on pricing for that set, though I'd be interested if it comes out to less than buying it all separately.
Renaissance2K
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22-May-2021(#41)
Okay, I'll admit I'm starting to feel tempted now.

benstylus
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22-May-2021(#42)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Okay, I'll admit I'm starting to feel tempted now.
>
>

One of us... one of us...
benstylus
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27-May-2021(#43)
Preorders for the founder's edition are live (and limited)

Standard edition goes up tomorrow
Renaissance2K
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27-May-2021(#44)
I thought this was going live tomorrow, but I managed to grab one when I woke up.

benstylus
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27-May-2021(#45)
They apparently decided to do preorders for the founders edition a day early.

Regular version is still tomorrow
benstylus
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28-May-2021(#46)
Got my preorder for the premium edition + the extra 4 games releasing in November in at Video Games Plus this morning.

That founders edition at Funstock was tempting, but after shipping to the US it was a bit more than I wanted to pay.
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30-May-2021(#47)
I wasn't planning on it, but I got a founders set. Given that just the 6 games I still needed to preorder were 90, I was already halfway to it. And since all of them were included with the bundle...
benstylus
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14-Jul-2021(#48)
Holy smokes!

https://evercade.co.uk/evercade-announces-renovati...

Renovation Collection coming to Evercade!

El Viento, Gaiares, Grenada, Valis... and 8 more games!

DANG.
DCGX
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14-Jul-2021(#49)
That's a good cartridge. I think carts are a fantastic value. I got the Founders edition of the VS too. I don't have the vast majority of these games in any other form, so it's worth it for me.

benstylus
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14-Jul-2021(#50)
I've owned some of them previously, but to get them now is just crazy. So I'm super happy to get another chance to own and play them.
benstylus
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23-Aug-2021(#51)
Codemasters Collection 1 and Mega Cat Studios 2 carts arrived today. Really looking forward to digging into the Codemasters one after work. Super Skidmarks is waiting!

Also, the Intellivision Collection 1 and Bitmap Bros. Collection one got delayed to November 3rd due to manufacturing delays.
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23-Aug-2021(#52)
Damn, where'd you order Codemasters and Mega Cat from? I'm getting them from Amazon, and they haven't shipped yet.

I wonder if they delayed Intellivision and Bitmap because they were part of the Evercade Vs. preorder bundles that schedule to release November 3rd too. They're part of my Founders Edition preorder.

benstylus
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23-Aug-2021(#53)
Ever since funstock stopped doing free worldwide shipping on Evercade carts, I've been ordering from Video Games Plus.

It LOOKS more expensive that way because they're $25 each, but that's Canadian dollars, so it ends up being about $20 US anyway. And they've done two-game preorder bundles with free shipping, so that's what I've been getting.

I avoid Amazon whenever possible. Their "drop it in a comically large bubble mailer and hope for the best" style of shipping is a real turnoff. I've had to return more DVD and Bluray sets to them due to shipping damage it's unbelievable.
DCGX
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24-Aug-2021(#54)
I was not aware that VGP carried Evercade, though, since it's in Canada, I don't frequent their site. I'll have to keep them in mind for future releases.

Yeah Funstock taking away free shipping (unless it's over 99 pounds) was a bummer, but I understand for international orders.

I try to avoid Amazon now when I can too. Ironic because my sister just took a job at their HQ in Seattle, but I still get credit from places like Bing, which is what I used on these carts. Just like how I avoid Gamestop whenever I can unless I have a gift card or just can't get something anywhere else. My sister talks about how it's a company mission to be as frugal as possible. She can't even print in color in her office, because they only use black ink to save money.

benstylus
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6-Dec-2021(#55)
News from the fine folks at Blaze:

https://evercade.co.uk/looking-forward-to-evercade...

The important bits for us in the US:

Price for the Evercade handheld is going up from $80 to $90 for the basic model, and from $100 to $110 for the premium pack.

Game prices are staying $20 per cart for the US (though they are rising slightly in Europe)

The licenses are expiring for four carts next year
Namco Collection 1 (ends June 2022)
Namco Collection 2 (ends June 2022)
Technos Collection 1 (ends March 2022)
Oliver Twins Collection (ends March 2022)

So get them while you can if you have any interest in them.

Not mentioned, but implied by the Namco collections expiring is that we will likely not see them playable on the VS.

On the good news side, they have 9 unannounced cartridges for next year already licensed, and 6 more planned with license talks in progress. More arcade games, more indie games, and more console games all in the mix.

So 2022 is looking like another solid year.

DCGX
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6-Dec-2021(#56)
I wondered. Honestly, the hardware seemed priced a little too low, not that I was ever complaining.

That's pretty quick for licenses expiring already. That's about 2 years? Pretty sure. These carts are going to skyrocket unless they plan to re-license or some of those unannounced carts are re-licenses of current carts.

I should be getting my Founders Edition of the VS tomorrow, and the Funstock exclusive handheld sometime this week. I don't know. I was all in from the beginning, but I just really like this product and ecosystem for the price as someone that doesn't emulate at all.

benstylus
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6-Dec-2021(#57)
Namco I'm not surprised by given the issues with it not being allowed to run on the VS.

Oliver Twins I'm also not that surprised since it's a charity cart.

Technos is the one that baffles me a little bit, especially since there's a Technos Arcade collection coming.

DCGX
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6-Dec-2021(#58)
Hopefully they'll get relicensed, but I'm guessing not.

benstylus
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6-Dec-2021(#59)
If they ever get a third Namco cart, maybe the first two will get a new lease on life, but with Namco being very much stickers over the original licenses (handheld only, for retail in Europe only), it's hard to know what the future holds on that front.

There are a ton of fun Namco games that Namco generally ignores, and Evercade got some of those in the mix along with the obvious hits. The Namco carts were originally what made me believe this wasn't just another flash in the pan device, since it actually got support from Japan.

Of course having it now, I'm discovering the joys of European gaming as well.

DarkFact
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* 7-Dec-2021(#60)
I smelled that Funstock was gonna run out of Oliver Twins, so I just put in an order for all the currently running preorders and everything else I was missing, juuust in case. Means the stuff won't ship until the preorders do but since they're all slated for December, assuming they don't wait until December 31st and there's a terrible accident in customs, should still get this stuff way before the US suppliers do. Only thing I'm waiting on from Amazon at that point will be the VS bundle with Arcade 1-2.

Still haven't gotten my handheld :(
DCGX
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7-Dec-2021(#61)
benstylus wrote:
> If they ever get a third Namco cart, maybe the first two will get a new lease on
> life, but with Namco being very much stickers over the original licenses (handheld
> only, for retail in Europe only), it's hard to know what the future holds on that front.

That and Namco seems to release multiple collections/compilations per system too. They probably don't want it eating into their own releases.

Admiral
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7-Dec-2021(#62)
I tried a friend's Evercade handheld not long ago, and I felt the screen was....too "Game Gear-y". But I love the idea of collectible physical cartridges with manuals I can adore on the shelf after I play them.

So I preordered the VS. I'm hoping to be able to grab a bunch of the older carts before they get too pricey.

Do you guys have a top 5 or 10 recommended carts?
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7-Dec-2021(#63)
I like the screen of the Evercade. It's no PSVita or Switch, obviously, but for the games I think it works well. I'm always surprised how comfortable it is, because it doesn't look comfortable.

I like the Data East and Technos carts the best, but the Indie Heroes cart is really cool. Also, the novelty of playing Lynx games. I guess those larger publishers is what I'd go with if you're not looking to collect them all, because they have more recognizable and, mostly, better games on them.

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7-Dec-2021(#64)
yes Thanks for the suggestions!

Xenocrisis is somewhere on these too, yes?
DarkFact
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7-Dec-2021(#65)
Yeah, it's on a dual cart (arguably one of the worst values since Piko Vol 2) with that fox game for Genesis
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7-Dec-2021(#66)
DarkFact wrote:
> Yeah, it's on a dual cart (arguably one of the worst values since Piko Vol 2) with that fox game for Genesis

I guess when next to the other carts by volume only, but not really. Two new-ish indie games for $10 each, on a physical cart. I paid way more than that to back 'Xeno Crisis' on the Dreamcast.

DarkFact
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* 7-Dec-2021(#67)
I can't look at something like the incoming Renovation cart and that dual cart and say theyre on the same level lol, I just can't. I'm sure an argument can be made, but I'm ignoring it raspberry

I'd personally put the Worms cart above that
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7-Dec-2021(#68)
It's there, it's numbered, and you gotta buy it or people will ask about the gap

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7-Dec-2021(#69)
DarkFact wrote:
> I'd personally put the Worms cart above that

I'd say the Worms cart was my gaming disappointment of the year.

I ordered the black VS, but it hasn't shipped yet.

DarkFact
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* 7-Dec-2021(#70)
God that thing is sexy. I'm super sad I missed out, but the regular Vs is gonna be fine. smile

Keep in mind I'm talking lots of crap, but I've got 14 Evercade carts and no system yet. Far as I know, they're all a ripoff!
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8-Dec-2021(#71)
My Evercade VS Founder's Edition was delivered yesterday. I didn't have much time to play after setting it up, but I like it. I like it a lot. I like the look of it. I like the colored lights. I like that everything has "Founder's Edition" on it. I like the interface and music (!). I like that the game controls are displayed right below each individual game's start screen. I really like the feel of the buttons, especially the shoulder buttons, of the controller. I like that loading two collections of the same publisher unlocks secret games. I like the certificate of authenticity related to its limited production run too. There's a few good aspect ratio options.

But there are a few things I don't like.

Back to the controller, I don't think it's as comfortable as the handheld, but I think people with large hands will disagree. The cartridges are still a little tough to get slide in and out. Not as bad as my launch Evercade handheld, but still too tight. Also, the "steelbook" is pretty crappy. The graphics are on it are nice, but it's the same brand that HuCast used for 'ReDux: Dark Matters' for Dreamcast which is thin, has weak hinges and doesn't close very well. Definitely not the steelbook brand. I wasn't going to use it anyway, but it's still disappointing.

My final complaint isn't with the Evercade itself, but I have it plugged into my Kinivo 550BN Auto HDMI Switcher, but for some reason, even though the system is completely off, the switcher reads that it's on. It actually screwed up my receiver from auto-switching too, because the Kinivo is plugged into that. I don't have this issue with the OSSC or mini consoles which are also plugged into the Kinivo the same way. Weirdly, it still wouldn't auto switch when I had the HDMI unplugged from the Evercade VS. Maybe it's a bad port. I'll try another when I get home.

I played a little of the arcade 'Double Dragon II,' and I forgot how much I hate having separate left and right attack buttons. I just don't see the point/advantage there. The picture itself is very clear, and it controlled responsively.

I should get my Funstock exclusive Evercade handheld today. There are a few stands that match the original Evercade on Etsy, so I hope someone over there or Rose Colored Gaming makes one to match the Funstock purple Evercade. I usually keep my handhelds in their travel cases, but I'd like to display this one.

Admiral
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8-Dec-2021(#72)
Nice little writeup there DCGX yes
DarkFact
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* 8-Dec-2021(#73)
Be sure to report that HDMI signal issue to Blaze. It should not be on if the system is off, that's a bug.
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8-Dec-2021(#74)
DarkFact wrote:
> Be sure to report that HDMI signal issue to Blaze. It should not be on if the system is on, that's a bug.

Yeah I'll let them know.

DCGX
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8-Dec-2021(#75)
Evercade got back to me already. They hadn't heard of an issue like that, but something similar, and recommended this be plugged into the VS with the HDMI plugged into it:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-HDMI-Less-Adapter-F...

benstylus
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10-Dec-2021(#76)
New cartridge announced:

https://evercade.co.uk/evercade-announces-gremlin-...

I can't say I'm super enthusiastic about this lineup, but definitely looking forward to trying out a couple of them

And I do love janky ps1 racers so Hardcore 4x4 is actually in the plus column for me on this one.


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10-Dec-2021(#77)
Some folks have begun discovering the hidden games buried in the evercade VS.

I've added the currently known ones to the top post, and will update if and when more are found.

Post them if you find some I haven't heard of yet!

DCGX
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* 10-Dec-2021(#78)
That is interesting. I honestly didn't think we'd see any polygon games with the Evercade. Part of the fun for me with these collections is playing games I've never played or even knew existed, so I'm down for this. I'm surprised, at least from the video, that 'Zool' still has the licensed 'Chupa Chups' in it.

Edit: Snuck in there before my post, benstylus lol

DCGX
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10-Dec-2021(#79)
benstylus wrote:
> Some folks have begun discovering the hidden games buried in the evercade VS.
>
> I've added the currently known ones to the top post, and will update if and when
> more are found.
>
> Post them if you find some I haven't heard of yet!

I think this is what happens when you put two carts of the collection in the VS. Like both Atari collections etc. I haven't a list. I guess I could just try them when I get home, but... 'Halo Infinite.'

benstylus
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10-Dec-2021(#80)
I put the ones that have been discovered in the top post. It's not all collection 1 + 2 stuff. One is for Gaelco Arcade 1 + Indie Heroes 1

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