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
Interested to know what you think of it after you try it out.
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.
I think the Evercade is great. Just not sure I'd get my value out of it but I love what they are doing.
Aren't you a Mod and shouldn't you have this Power?
> 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 wrote:
>> Thanks, although I really don't like that rendered slanty style of images - I
>> 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
>> are both working from home right now, so we needed to take over that desk for
> 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
> 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
> 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 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.
you konw. i hate any name they tack on to -cade. Its annoying. Multicade, Evercade, Supercade. etc. PUKE lol
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.
> 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...
> Okay, I'll admit I'm starting to feel tempted now.
One of us... one of us...
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...
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.
> 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.
> 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.
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.
> 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.'