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Evercade’s newest carts offer affordable access to even more retro classics

Evercade wagon
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We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Evercade project since its announcement and continue to be impressed with its growing selection of physical carts showcasing many previously hard-to-get retro titles.

The two latest carts include the work of North American publisher Renovation and British studio Gremlin Graphics. Like previous offerings, these bundles include multiple games and offer excellent value for money – maybe even more than meets the eye.

Take the Renovation Collection 1 wagon, for example. Sure, it includes the less-than-amazing Mega Drive/Genesis titles beast wrestler and dino countrybut it also boasts El Viento, a title that’s worth a pretty penny these days in its original Japanese form. Likewise, Gaiares (which will be re-released on the Mega Drive) sells for lots Times more than the asking price of this collection. Even the mech action title last zonewhich is something of a cult classic on Sega’s 16-bit system is worth a look – and we didn’t even mention that the package also includes two entries in the Valis Series. Oh yeah, and remember that Sol face, the Wolf Team shmup that was supposed to convince everyone to buy a mega CD? It’s here too, but it’s the cartridge version, which lacks the animated introduction and CD-quality music.

Gremlin Collection 1 has half as many games as the Renovation Pack, but the inclusion of Actually football will be enough to convince many to part with their money. how Hardcore 4×4, this is an emulation of a PlayStation title and is therefore much more impressive than some of the 8 and 16 bit titles seen on previous Evercade cars. Gremlins famous 2D platformer zool is also included, which should please Amiga owners everywhere.

The Evercade range includes work from Data East, Technos, Namco, Jaleco, Codemasters and more – but which company would you like to see immortalized in an Evercade car next? Let us know with a comment.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/evercades-latest-carts-offer-inexpensive-access-to-yet-more-retro-classics Evercade’s newest carts offer affordable access to even more retro classics

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