Evercade Handheld Gaming Console Brings The Nostalgia With 145 Classic Games

Indulge in retro handheld fun with 145 games from Atari, Namco, and more.
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If the Game Boy debuted in the 1980s, it might look and function like the retro-inspired new Evercade handheld gaming console.

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While recent throwbacks to retro consoles have channeled the original design of the Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation and Sega Genesis, the Evercade offers classic video games in a sleek, nostalgia-packed package. 

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The Verge reports on its list of features, which include a bright 4.3-inch display surrounded by a clean red and white shell, a directional pad, "Menu" "Select" and "Start buttons," four action buttons, two top-mounted triggers, a power switch, a four- to five-hour battery life, and three inputs for USB, Midi HDMI and headphone cables. 

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Aside from its portability, the Evercade's unique selling point is the fact that it runs cartridges instead of pre-loaded software. The UK-based company behind the Evercade worked closely with publishers to manufacture 145 game carts that are available to purchase in bundles priced at $20. Each bundle features titles from specific game developers like Namco, Data East and Interplay. 

For instance, the Atari Collection 1 includes the following: 

  • Centipede (2600)
  • Missile Command (2600)
  • Alien Brigade (7800)
  • Adventure (2600)
  • Ninja Golf (7800)
  • Food Fight (7800)
  • Motor Psycho (7800)
  • Crystal Castles (2600)
  • Desert Falcon (2600)
  • Tempest (2600)
  • Asteroids (2600)
  • Canyon Bomber (2600)
  • Gravitar (2600)
  • Double Dunk (2600)
  • Steeplechase (2600)
  • Video Pinball (2600)
  • Night Driver (2600)
  • Aquaventure (2600)
  • Swordquest Earthworld (2600)
  • Yars Return (2600)
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An Evercade starter pack that includes the console and Atari, Interplay and Data East bundles is available to pre-order on Amazon for $99 before its released on June 5.