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Title: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 05, 2019, 20:47:36 PM
Yes it's another one of these! There's a ton of these handhelds being released with emulators on them, but this one is a bit different. This one actually has interchangeable cartridges from various publishers. Legal and no need for Roms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4GbtStt-Dw

https://evercade.co.uk/

Prices and currently announced games in the link above and it's supposed to be released later this year. Not sure if I'll get one yet but I'm definitely interested.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on July 06, 2019, 03:59:33 AM
I got an email about this myself.  It does looks cool because it uses cartridges.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on July 06, 2019, 09:51:17 AM
It looks cool. I actually have high hopes for this one if priced correctly.


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Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: DeadVoivod on July 08, 2019, 04:37:59 AM
Looks indeed good. 4.3" is too small for me though, I still have some JXD consoles lying around, and the bigger 7" s7300 is a really good handheld, absolutely love it.

Console pricing is 69.99€ plus one cartridge. Definitely gonna follow it, that's affordable.

(https://i.imgur.com/9lDTKFw.jpg)
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on July 12, 2019, 11:45:21 AM
Thats the good thing about it, the price.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 30, 2019, 16:05:40 PM
New info today! Pre-orders start next Friday the 6th and they also announced a black version of the handheld that will be exclusive to Funstock in the UK. They will ship worldwide though if anyone outside the UK doesn't want the white model.

Actual release date isn't till 20th of March 2020.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sHQxeb9mKY
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on August 30, 2019, 22:32:21 PM
This looks so cool.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 06, 2019, 15:00:38 PM
Well I just pre-ordered one. ;D

There are no retailers in Canada so I was concerned about the shipping cost but it was really cheap so I went for it. I got the limited edition black one with the three game bundle. Now I just have to wait till March!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on September 06, 2019, 19:01:37 PM
Cool!  I got three emails about this today. 
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: DeadVoivod on September 09, 2019, 05:26:41 AM
Cool!  I got three emails about this today. 

Me too, but I'm out, kinda like it, but I would never use it, screen is definitely too small for me.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on September 09, 2019, 10:08:24 AM
Well I just pre-ordered one. ;D

There are no retailers in Canada so I was concerned about the shipping cost but it was really cheap so I went for it. I got the limited edition black one with the three game bundle. Now I just have to wait till March!

Let us know your thoughts on it fella.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 10, 2019, 16:00:06 PM
Will do!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 04, 2019, 17:55:06 PM
New cartridge revealed today.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGB9xzJXYAEn8p8?format=jpg&name=large)

I'm not a huge Double Dragon fan, but the rest of the games on this would be cool to have.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on October 04, 2019, 22:02:56 PM
Nice set of games.  So, this is a different collection?
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 05, 2019, 02:03:04 AM
Yeah, all of the cartridges for this are multi game collections. Not bad for under $20 each.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on October 09, 2019, 11:21:21 AM
This is looking nicer by the day.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 14, 2020, 15:25:16 PM
Less than two months till launch and this just keeps getting better. Today they announced an Atari Lynx collection with 17 games, including some Songbird titles.

Full list and details  here  (https://evercade.co.uk/announce-atari-lynx-cartridge/). With the HDMI out you will even be able to play these on your TV.

Can't wait to get mine!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on February 14, 2020, 16:37:00 PM
Yes this is looking better and better.

Really impressed with the lengths they are going to.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on February 14, 2020, 17:41:04 PM
Oh wow, that is awesome! 
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on February 19, 2020, 00:51:28 AM
Metal Jesus has done a review of the Evercade...

https://youtu.be/hHOchWVYe-E
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 20, 2020, 19:25:48 PM
Yeah I've seen a couple good reviews. Sounds like the only negative is the HDMI out feature, it connects straight to the console and without a dock or anything.

Unfortunately it's now been delayed till May 22nd because of the manufacturing delays out of China. Damn coronavirus!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on February 20, 2020, 21:26:27 PM
does seem to be hitting all the right spots.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on April 23, 2020, 23:16:04 PM
There's a delay in release due to, you guessed it, COVID-19.  I just got this today...

-----------------------------------------------
Funstock
 
An Update.

 
Hi,
 
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the release date of Evercade.

With the continued external challenges surrounding COVID-19, there will be a minor final delay.

This final delay is the final stage of the process. Stock is now on it’s way to retailers across the globe.
 
Once this stock arrives with the retailers, it will be sent out locally from each retailer to you. This process will likely take another 1-2 weeks on top of the 22nd of May release date we were targeting.
 
What this means.
This means that the new release date is now a release window. We had tried to achieve a simultaneous global release date, however, the external challenges have made this nigh-on impossible and our focus now is on delivering the stock to you, simply as fast as we can. Without any imposed embargoes surrounding a ‘release date’.
 
Our commitment to you, the customer, is to get the Evercade to you as fast as possible. This means that some people will get it sooner than others. We apologise for this. But we also strongly believe this is the right strategy.

Our focus is on getting you your console as fast as possible.

With this in mind. The release window will be:
22nd May – 5th June

Please note: this is based on typical delivery times from couriers. A lot of countries are experiencing further delays on top of the normal expected service – of which, we have no control.

This means some customers will potentially receive their stock, in-line with our ‘release date’ and others (due to the retailers needing to ship these locally, in a very challenging environment) it could potentially be as late as the 5th June.

We thank you all for your continued support and for sticking with us.

In more positive news
We will be announcing a new cartridge in May, with an additional cartridge to be announced in June, which would mean we have 14 cartridges in total for 2020.
 
– Evercade
 
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: DeadVoivod on April 24, 2020, 07:41:25 AM
The only negative for me is still the very small screen. That's why I lately (last several years) stay completely away from handhelds.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 24, 2020, 19:25:08 PM
A larger screen would be nice for sure but the added cost would probably hurt sales. The low price of this is one of it's best selling points.

As for the delay, it's just shipping time. I've waited this long, I can wait another week or two. :)
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: DeadVoivod on April 27, 2020, 06:24:39 AM
The low price of this is one of it's best selling points.

For some perhaps yes, but maybe a lot of people won't buy it exactly because of the small screen, like me. Difficult to please everyone I guess. The price is quite low, but only for the console itself, cartridges being 20$ each is steep.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on April 27, 2020, 09:51:58 AM
Where are you lot ordering from?
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 27, 2020, 15:38:27 PM
I ordered mine from Funstock. I think they're the only ones who have the black model but I see other retailers have been added and they're selling the white one.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on April 27, 2020, 23:30:05 PM
Here's a review of the Evercade!

https://youtu.be/IwozJMggTIQ
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on April 27, 2020, 23:47:04 PM
I’m proper interested in this now. I can only say they really have done a good job on this.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on April 27, 2020, 23:57:39 PM
I preordered the black one.  It looks sharp.  Really looking forward to it!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 01, 2020, 21:04:41 PM
John Hancock has also posted a video of the Evercade.  Have a watch...

https://youtu.be/UacE4V8sxec
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 04, 2020, 02:42:30 AM
Game Sack has also reviewed the Evercade but this review isn't as positive...

https://youtu.be/XUNDlyIcy8w
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on May 04, 2020, 08:11:24 AM
I guess you will never please everyone mate.

For me its awesome for the concept alone.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 04, 2020, 12:08:12 PM
Yes, but I wanted to share the review anyway.  Helps to have both perspectives.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on May 04, 2020, 12:26:43 PM
Totally agree bud, I suspect the thing has loads of negatives but lets see because I can only see the positives at the moment.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 04, 2020, 13:32:08 PM
My only concern from watching the second video is that there appear to be some emulation issues.  Those should be fixable with firmware updates, though.  The other complaints were mostly about the game libraries themselves and that I don't care about.  That's pure opinion and not some factual like the emulation sound issues that were noted during the video.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 08, 2020, 15:30:28 PM
Another cartridge was announced today, Atari Lynx Collection 2!

It will be released later this year with the following games:

California Games
Todd’s Adventures in Slimeworld
Electro Cop
Gates of Zendocon
Zarlor Mercenary
Blue Lightning
Chips Challenge
Checkered Flag
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 08, 2020, 15:45:07 PM
Yes, I got an email (well, two) about that!  Very cool.  :)
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on May 11, 2020, 20:42:01 PM
Great addition to this.

Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 21, 2020, 19:59:01 PM
So being an early adopter is not always a good thing.

I pre-ordered day one from Funstock in the UK. At the time that was the only place selling them. Now there's a Canadian retailer selling them and for whatever reason they received their stock before anyone else, and they are now shipping. So I could have waited and ordered it locally and had it next week. Meanwhile, the boat with Funstock's shipment hasn't even arrived yet. . .

I understand the delay but still pretty disappointing that people ordering today will get it a couple weeks before I do. :(
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 21, 2020, 20:21:23 PM
Well, that's interesting and unfortunate. 
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 21, 2020, 23:20:45 PM
Yes it is unfortunate. I could probably cancel my order and get one here but then I wouldn't get the black one. Guess I'll just have to wait.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on May 21, 2020, 23:55:45 PM
That’s a real shame and should not happen. That’s a negative for sure.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 22, 2020, 01:15:55 AM
I ordered the black one as well.  Given that's a limited edition, I'd wait for it.  This whole mess with COVID-19 is just affecting everything!!!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 22, 2020, 15:26:10 PM
That’s a real shame and should not happen. That’s a negative for sure.

I ordered the black one as well.  Given that's a limited edition, I'd wait for it.  This whole mess with COVID-19 is just affecting everything!!!

Oh for sure I understand delays because of the virus, but I still think they are handling this very poorly. Funstock was the only retailer who was there day one. If sales had flopped no other retailer would have signed on. Regardless of delays, they should have made sure that Funstock received their shipment first. Even if that meant other retailers and countries had to wait a little while longer. Take care of the people who took a chance and put down money last year.


That said, I don't know to do. I really do like the look of the black one better but when will I get it? According to the latest email my order should ship in the next two weeks. With all the delays in shipping from outside the country it will probably be another month after that before I actually see it. That's late June and I could have plain white one next week. . .
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on May 22, 2020, 15:45:14 PM
You make a good point that if Funstock was the first retailer, why are they not getting it first? Could it be a matter of volume?  Maybe they have a larger volume of orders and that is delaying their shipment further?  Perhaps the Canadian retailer ordered fewer units and they chose to send those first.  I'm just guessing but even that would not be the best thing to do. 
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 22, 2020, 16:46:59 PM
Yeah I assume it's a volume issue like you said. Still not right but not much I can do about it.

Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 02, 2020, 17:21:06 PM
Well, I went the crazy route and ordered a second one before the first has even arrived lol.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZhO9bIU8AEm0tW?format=jpg&name=small)

I'll probably just leave the black one sealed and keep it as a collectible. Who knows, it could be worth something some day. I have a couple more games coming with the other one too so I just got the starter pack plus the Piko collection.

Played it a bit last night and I really like it. Only complaint is the cartridges are REALLY tight! Putting them in isn't too bad but taking them out I though I was gonna break the thing. The cartridges need to be trimmed a little so they aren't so wide. Otherwise I like the size and the weight of it and the d-pad and buttons all feel good. :)
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on June 02, 2020, 20:29:30 PM
Cool!  Glad you like the system!  :)
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on June 02, 2020, 20:58:48 PM
Glad you like it mate. Whats the load times like?
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 02, 2020, 22:26:11 PM
There's a couple logos that come up when you first turn it on but after that it's just like playing a cartridge on an old console. Everything is pretty much instant.

Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on June 04, 2020, 20:35:23 PM
I got my tracking info for my Evercade!!! 
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 05, 2020, 15:07:58 PM
Cool!

My other one is on it's way now too. Watch it show up really quick now lol.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on June 05, 2020, 18:09:32 PM
My other one is on it's way now too. Watch it show up really quick now lol.

But of course! Murphy's Law!  They KNEW you had bought one already!  LOL
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: zapiy on June 08, 2020, 09:37:18 AM
Lol, anyone want to do an article for the main page?
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 10, 2020, 19:39:34 PM
Sorry Zap, I wouldn't even know where to begin writing an article. :-\

Another new cartridge was announced today!
(https://www.evercade.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/oliver-twins-collection-packaging-1-981x1024.jpg)

Treasure Island Dizzy
BMX Simulator
Fantastic Dizzy
Super Robin Hood
Go! Dizzy Go!
Dizzy The Adventurer
Panic Dizzy
DreamWorld Pogie
FireHawk
Wonderland Dizzy
Mystery World Dizzy

All of the profits from this release are going to charity too which is very nice of them!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on June 10, 2020, 21:30:15 PM
Yes, got the emails about that.  I love the idea that the sales of this cart go to charity.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 18, 2020, 17:24:41 PM
Couple more games arrived!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaqZV7eU0AA8Lik?format=jpg&name=large)

I have to admit when I first saw they were doing Namco collections I said pass, just cause I assumed it would have the same games that have been on every Namco collection since the PS1. Once I saw the list of games though I was pleasantly surprised. There are the classics for sure but there's a lot of games that I've never seen on their collections before.
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2020, 18:59:44 PM
Cool!  Looks like my Technos cartridge will be arriving before the console!  I can thank COVID-19 for that!  LOL
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 30, 2020, 15:16:30 PM
Pre-orders are now open for the next two Evercade games, The Oliver Twins Collection and the Xeno Crisis & Tanglewood cart. They aren't shipping till October but I ordered them just in case there's a large demand.


My Funstock order finally came in this week too!
Title: Re: New Retro Handheld: Evercade
Post by: TrekMD on July 02, 2020, 23:42:17 PM
Glad to see your Funstock order arrived!  I also preordered those two carts. Now waiting to see when the Lynx carts become available.  :)

Here is a pretty thorough review of the Evercade...

https://youtu.be/vtMuaWkO0eY
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