At the time of the release of the Evercade VS home system, we took a look at the most recent Evercade collections, and we're ready to guide you to the best Evercade VS and Evercade EXP games to launch in 2023!
With good reason, the new-retro community has been a strong supporter of the Evercade. More players and a physical cartridge release are evidently appealing. However, we think the Alwa's Awakening/Cather pack is the best place to start. They're both about exploring and collecting, and about just spending time in an action platforming world.
Cathedral, which has been released on modern platforms as well, is the Evercade's first and only native port. We've always thought that using old techniques as a base would be fantastic.
Alwa's Awakening is different from the original for the NES. The version here is the one developed by Elden Pixels. The original game certainly wanted to be like those games! However, making it specifically for that spec adds a bit more authenticity.
For more, check out our previous article on Indie Heroes Collection 2, which was featured in our previous guide.
Blaze Entertainment's licensing department has been tirelessly putting in effort in this area. And, of course, around here? It's been fantastic to see the platform's local United Kingdom developers staying up, but Evercade's appeal has been enhanced by adding more Japanese studios.
Jaleco Arcade 1 is a great example of a recent Evercade game. It's very rare to see these titles released elsewhere. Rod Land has to contend with competition like Bubble Bobble to maintain a strong Japanese feel.
In our review of the new handheld, we took a closer look at Irem Arcade 1, Toaplan Arcade 1, and the EXP's built-in Capcom titles. The Technos and Data East arcade collections also have a lot to like...
Renovation Collection 1 is one of the finest Evercade cartridges available. The publisher is well-known for acquiring and releasing many of the Sega Genesis' deeper cuts, as well as from Telenet Japan, as well as other developers. With a few small exceptions, this collection is dedicated to solo play, with a slew of shoot-em-up and RPG titles to keep you busy.
Renovation Collection 1 includes several well-known Wolf Team games. Like RPG Arcus Odyssey! And action-platformer El Viento! Oh, and Dino Land, a quirky pinball game that you'll love throughout the Tales franchise.
More information on the new Gremlin Collection 1, see the Library's expansion and repair of a lot of its genre limitations.
Evercade VS play is supported by the growing Arcade cartridge line. What is somewhat more difficult to find is a four-player centerpiece for party play, such as Morphcat Games Collection 1.
Micro Mages' distinctive appearance may initially evoke TowerFall, but its structured cooperative gameplay gives it a different vibe. By reducing them to two groups, worlds become larger than you're used to seeing in an NES game.
More: The Arcade Collection has a lot of fun titles! Especially if you have a few rounds of Worms!
The Evercade EXP handheld costs $149.99, including the IREM Arcade 1 cart and included Capcom games. The Evercade VS home system is also still available.