Two New Evercade-Compatible Super Pocket Consoles Announced

Super Pocket Console Range

Blaze Entertainment, under their Hyper Mega Tech brand, have announced the release of two new Super Pocket consoles, which will join and expand the range in October 2024. Following the release of the Evercade-compatible, Capcom and Taito Edition Super Pocket handhelds in November 2023, it was only a matter of time before we saw new editions making an appearance, and the October 2024 releases will feature game collections from Atari and Technos.

Though both the Capcom and Taito handhelds were available in special, limited edition form, this time around the Atari console is the only one that’s being released as a limited edition. Still, it’s one that retro fans are likely to be snapping up very quickly indeed, especially given that only 2600 units will be available.

Let’s take a look at the Atari and Technos Super Pocket consoles!

What Games Are Built In On The Atari And Technos Super Pocket Consoles?

Atari and Technos Super Pocket Consoles and Packaging

Though we don’t yet have a full list of games for each console, we know that the Atari Super Pocket will have a huge collection of 50 games built-in, some of which will be making an appearance on Evercade-compatible hardware for the very first time, so there’ll still be something ‘new’ here even for die-hard Evercade fans who’ve collected every cartridge from the beginning. The same applies to the Technos console; though there have been Technos games on Evercade before, not all of the games featured on the Super Pocket have been previously included on Technos cartridges.

For the Atari console, the announced games so far, of which there’ll be 50 overall (and which will cover platforms such as the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, and Atari Lynx, plus a selection of arcade titles) are:

  • Adventure
  • Asteroids
  • Berzerk
  • Centipede
  • Crystal Castles
  • Final Legacy
  • Frenzy
  • Food Fight
  • Miner 2049er
  • Missile Command
  • Ninja Golf
  • Warbirds
  • Yars Revenge

The Technos Edition will feature 15 games; it’s fair to say that beat ’em up fans are going to want to get their hands on this one, with the announced games so far being:

  • Double Dragon
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone
  • River City Ransom
  • Super Double Dragon

As with the Atari Edition Super Pocket, the Technos Edition will feature a selection of arcade and console games.

How Much Will Each Super Pocket Cost, And When Can I Pre-Order Them?

Atari and Technos Super Pocket Consoles

The standard edition Super Pocket Atari and Technos Edition handhelds will cost £49/$59/€59, and will be released on the 22nd of October 2024. Pre-orders will be available from 31st July, 2024.

What’s Special About The Limited Super Pocket Atari Edition?

Atari Limited Edition Super Pocket Console

Though the Limited Super Pocket Atari Edition features the same games as the standard version of the handheld, it’s being released in a unique, faux-woodgrain colour scheme that apes the look of the original Atari VCS (later the 2600) console. Additionally, it’s limited to just 2600 units, with a slightly different price of £59/$74/€69. Pre-orders are available immediately, and due to the limited production run of this console, we’d advise getting your order in as soon as possible if you want one; head over to Funstock to secure your unit before it’s too late, either on its own or bundled with a protective case.

Are The Super Pocket Consoles Compatible With All Evercade Cartridges?

Evercade Atari Collection 1

The short answer is yes, you’ll be able to use any Super Pocket console, whether it’s Atari, Technos, Capcom, or Taito, to play any Evercade cartridge. That means that, along with the built-in games, you will be able to expand your library of games beyond 500 that are currently available in total across the Evercade range!

Do note, however, that some Evercade collections, such as Atari Collection 1 pictured above (the very first Evercade cartridge ever!), are now classed as ‘Legacy’ cartridges, and as such have effectively been discontinued. Though you may find Legacy cartridges second-hand or, if you’re lucky enough, new if stock remains at retail, they’re becoming increasingly harder to find, but if you do happen to find them, they will work on your Super Pocket console without any issues.

Evercade Alpha Bartop Arcade Machines

With the Evercade Alpha arcade-style consoles recently announced, as well as further new hardware revisions, both handheld and ‘full size’ consoles, on the way, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the Evercade ecosystem, and the new Super Pocket consoles will provide more ways than ever for retro gaming fans to experience officially licensed, classic titles once more.

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