Despite some odd button-mapping choices and some filler games on the sold-separately cartridges, the Evercade is handheld heaven for older gamers wanting to revisit some classic games. Curious newcomers interested in gaming’s earlier days might enjoy checking out the curated selection too.
While the Nintendo Switch might be the world’s dominant handheld console, if you’re looking for a much more retro gaming experience, then the Evercade by Blaze Entertainment offers a unique experience. So if you’re looking for a nostalgic blast or are keen to see why so many modern indie games are trying to imitate the bygone era then this window into the past is well worth peering through.
The Evercade is a new, handheld gaming console featuring a huge range of officially licensed retro games from the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. It’s not just the handheld nature that makes it stand out from the retro reimaginings like the for-your-TV-only SNES Mini, Sega Genesis Mini (or Mega-Drive Mini to our UK readers), PlayStation Classicor any of the other highlights on our picks of the best retro game consoles. No, and this is the fun hook for retro gamer fans, it comes with physical game cartridges.