Evercade EXP Handheld Retro Game Console

Three years ago, Evercade launched its handheld console, which made retro gaming on the go a whole lot easier thanks to its simple design and healthy selection of cartridges with licensed games that run seamlessly on the device. It’s one of those things that works well. The Evercade EXP takes that seamless arcade experience and makes it even better.

That’s right, Evercade has a new handheld console designed to play the same cartridges as its predecessor, but with a host of upgrades that should make it even more appealing to fans of retro gaming. From a faster processor and better screen to longer battery life and more versatile gaming support, it delivers a more polished retro gaming experience you’ll likely appreciate.

The Evercade EXP retains the same 4.3-inch screen size as its predecessor, but with a higher resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (up from 480 x 272), so you get overall sharper images in this iteration. Depending on the outfit, the IPS panel offers a bright image, colorful visuals and great viewing angles, while a tempered glass bezel on top should provide the necessary protection. It also has a faster 1.5GHz processor, so the UI and actual games should run smoother than before, while a larger 3000mAh battery lets you game up to five hours between charges.

The biggest change, however, is a TATE mode that lets you use the handheld console in portrait mode for use with vertical games. A pair of action buttons have been added right next to the D-pad for use during this vertical gameplay, allowing you to enjoy classic stationary shooters and vertical scrollers in the correct screen size and orientation, instead Shrink the game screen to fit a viewing landscape.

The Evercade EXP also adds L2 and R2 triggers on the shoulders for even more control options, making it look much more like a modern gaming system. It also benefits from built-in Wi-Fi, which the outfit says is strictly for software and firmware updates, so they don’t quite open an online store like other retro outfits sell their games under license. However, it’s an option we think is possible down the line, especially since the device also comes with 4GB of built-in storage, which is enough to accommodate a good load of games from the 8-bit versions. , 16-bit and 32-bit. time.

Stereo speakers let you enjoy original audio from your retro games like you’re playing in an arcade, with a 3.5mm headphone jack in case you want to keep your retro gaming habits to yourself. There’s also a mini-HDMI output that you can use to get your game visuals on the big screen in 720p. At present, the outfit sells around 30 cartridges, which contain a total of over 300 games in their library, giving you access to plenty of old-time favourites, retro classics and undiscovered gems to feed your craving for. some classics. Game.

The Evercade EXP is available for pre-order starting June 1stpriced at £180.

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