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16

Feb

Introducing 64-bit console gaming on Evercade!

Written by Sean Cleaver

Tags 64, glover

64-bit is coming to Evercade! We’re delighted to add even more emulation to Evercade’s vast console line-up with 64-bit console gaming!   Starting with Piko Interactive Collection 4, releasing in April 2024, we’re bringing the cult classic Glover! In its highly-praised and fondly remembered 64-bit version. It’s time to revisit the Crystal Kingdom and manipulate... View Article

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6

Feb

5 of the best 8-bit games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags 8-bit games, EVERCADE

A little while back, we looked at the best 16-bit games on Evercade. Different “eras” of gaming — particularly when we were still measuring things in “bits” — have quite a distinct feel to them, and thus you’ll often find that 8-bit games feel different to 16-bit games, and in turn 32-bit games have something completely... View Article

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1

Feb

Evercade Game Spotlight: Sensible Soccer (Codemasters Collection 1)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Codemasters Collection 1, EVERCADE

Codemasters Collection 1 is a consistently popular cartridge from the complete Evercade library for a couple of reasons: firstly, it’s a great value cart with a wide variety of different games on it, and secondly, it includes some top-notch titles from British developer Sensible Software. Sensible Software started out programming games for 8-bit home computers in the late... View Article

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23

Jan

5 of the best puzzle games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, puzzle games

Puzzle games! It’s one of those genres that covers a pretty broad spectrum of experiences, but they have one thing in common: they get your brain working. Sometimes puzzle games involve you making your brain work hard under intense pressure, while in other cases you have time to contemplate your moves carefully before you make... View Article

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22

Jan

Evercade Features Update: January 2024

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, evercade exp, evercade vs

The January 2024 update brings many new features to Evercade VS and EXP systems. So we thought we’d take you through some of them in a bit more depth. NOTE: Please make sure that before you update your console, you read the patch notes for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP to see if any changes... View Article

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18

Jan

Evercade Game Spotlight: Sword of Sodan (Piko Interactive Collection 3)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Piko Interactive Collection 3

Sword of Sodan on Piko Interactive Collection 3 is a great example of our philosophy that all games deserve preservation and exploration — even if they’re not all that well-regarded. And Sword of Sodan certainly doesn’t have the greatest reputation. Indeed, comprehensive fansite segaretro.com says “Sword of Sodan is most notable for being one of the poorest received games... View Article

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16

Jan

5 of the best 16-bit games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags 16-bit games, EVERCADE

Ever since games consoles went HD and started to be designed more like PCs, hardware generations have started to blur into one another somewhat. Sure, performance and resolution tends to improve a fair bit with each new generation of consoles, but the differences are much less radical than they were between, say, 8-bit and 16-bit... View Article

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11

Jan

Evercade Game Spotlight: Exile (Renovation Collection 1)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, exile, renovation collection 1

One of the most well-regarded cartridges in the Evercade lineup is Renovation Collection 1, a compilation of Japanese 16-bit console games that run the gamut from all-action shoot ’em ups to more thoughtful role-playing adventures. Exile is a game that lies somewhere in the middle, offering both the trappings of a traditional RPG and real-time arcade-style action. The... View Article

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9

Jan

Evercade Cartridge Preview: Indie Heroes Collection 3

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Indie Heroes Collection 3

If you were keeping up with our Game of the Month programme last year, you’ll already be familiar with a lot of the titles on our upcoming Indie Heroes Collection 3 cartridge, but for the benefit of those who have joined us a little more recently — or those who just want a refresher — let’s take... View Article

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4

Jan

Evercade Cartridge Preview: TheC64 Collection 3

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, TheC64 Collection 3

One of the world’s favourite 8-bit home computers returns to Evercade in February 2024 with TheC64 Collection 3, our third compilation of all-time classics from this beloved system. Once again, the included titles run the gamut from all-action arcade-style affairs to deeper, more complex experiences — so we thought you might appreciate a rundown of... View Article

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28

Dec

5 of the best quick games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, quick games

Sometimes, you’re in the mood for a long, meaty game that you can zone out with for hours at a time. And at other times, you just want something you can enjoy for five or ten minutes while your pasta cooks or your significant other is hogging the bathroom. Evercade caters to both types of gaming experience,... View Article

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26

Dec

Evercade Game Spotlight: Duke Nukem – Land of the Babes (Duke Nukem Collection 2)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Duke Nukem Collection 2, EVERCADE

We’re rounding off our exploration of the Duke Nukem games available for Evercade with Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes, the second of two 32-bit home console titles found on Duke Nukem Collection 2! Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes was first released in North America in 2000, with a PAL region release following in 2001. It’s the follow-up to Duke Nukem: Time to... View Article

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22

Dec

5 of the best family-friendly games for Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, family-friendly games

The holiday season is upon us, and doubtless at least some of you reading this will be spending some time with close family. That’s no reason to leave your Evercade behind, though, because there’s a ton of great family-friendly games available on the platform that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or experience with gaming! So today... View Article

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21

Dec

Thank You for a Great Year

Written by Andrew Byatt

Tags

Dear Evercade Community, As we approach the end of another remarkable year, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for your support and enthusiasm for Evercade. As the CEO of Blaze Entertainment, I look forward to each new release and this year has been truly... View Article

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19

Dec

Evercade Game Spotlight: Duke Nukem – Time to Kill (Duke Nukem Collection 2)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Duke Nukem Collection 2, EVERCADE

The two Duke Nukem Collection cartridges were undoubtedly our biggest, most high-profile releases of 2023, and alongside the main event, Duke Nukem 1+2 Remastered, they also bring several lesser-known Duke Nukem titles to the Evercade audience. Today we’re going to look at one of Duke’s two third-person 32-bit action adventures, Duke Nukem: Time to Kill. Duke Nukem: Time to Kill was originally released in 1998,... View Article

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15

Dec

Evercade Game Spotlight: The Ignition Factor (Jaleco Collection 1)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, jaleco

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a roaring fire, though perhaps not of the type seen in The Ignition Factor, part of Jaleco Collection 1 and the subject of today’s Evercade Game Spotlight. Yes, we’re firmly in “towering inferno” territory here — but you’re no helpless victim. Quite the contrary, in fact; you’re a well-equipped, brave firefighter,... View Article

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13

Dec

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #9: Bubble Seahorse Adventures

Written by Pete Davison

Tags bubble seahorse adventures, EVERCADE, indie heroes 3

We made it to the end of the year! These days, that definitely feels like cause for celebration — and to help you have some fun as the ever-frantic holiday season looms, we present the final Game of the Month for 2023! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a... View Article

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12

Dec

Evercade Game Spotlight: The Sword of Ianna (Home Computer Heroes Collection 1)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Home Computer Heroes, the sword of ianna

Our Home Computer Heroes Collection 1 cartridge seems to have gone down well with all of you. Everyone seems to be finding their own favourites from among these new titles designed for vintage computer systems, and a particularly popular choice seems to be The Sword of Ianna, an action adventure platformer that was initially written for the ZX... View Article

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9

Dec

Evercade Game Spotlight: Gateway to Apshai (TheC64 Collection 1)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, gateway to apshai, THEC64

We’ve previously given Gateway to Apshai from TheC64 Collection 1 a shout-out in our Top 5 RPGs article, but it’s a game well worth taking a closer look at, particularly if you’re yet to immerse yourself in its simple but challenging, engaging dungeon-crawling action. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do today! To understand the historical... View Article

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5

Dec

Evercade Game Spotlight: Planet X2 (Home Computer Heroes Collection 1)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Home Computer Heroes, planet x2

It’s time to take an in-depth look at one of the most complex, ambitious games on Evercade: the impressive Planet X2 from Home Computer Heroes Collection 1. While it may look simplistic at first glance compared to other games in our library, consider that this is a real-time strategy game developed for the C64 home computer — an 8-bit machine... View Article

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30

Nov

5 of the best long games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, long games

The holiday season is coming up, and hopefully most of you reading this will have the opportunity to take a bit of time off and relax. Some nice time away from the daily grind is a good opportunity to get stuck into some long games — and we’ve got a nice selection of these waiting... View Article

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28

Nov

Evercade Game Spotlight: Duke Nukem 1+2 Remastered

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Duke Nukem, EVERCADE

Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: it’s Duke Nukem release day! (It’s also Demons of Asteborg, Astebros, Goodboy Galaxy and Witch n’ Wiz release day, so be sure to give those wonderful games some love, too!) That’s right, from today you can enjoy a variety of classic Duke Nukem titles on Evercade, including the 32-bit console titles Duke Nukem 3D: Total Meltdown,... View Article

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23

Nov

5 of the best party games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, multiplayer games, party games

For some of you fine folks out there, today is Thanksgiving. For the rest of you, it’s Thursday. Either way, it’s a great time to get some friends over and enjoy some multiplayer party games the old-fashioned way — with everyone in the same room, laughing, joking and trash-talking. Cold winter nights can feel all... View Article

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21

Nov

Evercade Cartridge Preview: Demons of Asteborg/Astebros Dual Cart

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Astebros, Demons of Asteborg, EVERCADE

Today, we turn our attention to one of the two dual carts releasing at the end of November 2023. Alongside the Goodboy Galaxy/Witch n’ Wiz double-whammy, the Demons of Asteborg/Astebros dual cart brings you two substantial, beautifully presented 16-bit action adventures that, had they been released back in the day, would doubtless have become all-time classics that we’d... View Article

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20

Nov

Update on Full Void Special Edition – Amazon Pre-Orders

Written by EVERCADE

Tags

We would like to address the issues that have come over the last few weeks via Amazon UK with order cancellations, specifically Full Void Special Edition. We apologise firstly to anyone whose order has been affected by these cancellations. We know you were looking forward to this and we’re working our hardest to make this... View Article

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16

Nov

All about using Evercade cartridges with the HyperMegaTech! Super Pocket

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, super pocket

So, you’ve gone and done it. You bought yourself a Super Pocket from our sister brand HyperMegaTech! and have been enjoying the built-in Taito and/or Capcom games. But now you want more. Fear not, because the Evercade library is open, providing you with access to nearly 500 games across more than 50 cartridges. Using an Evercade cartridge with the Super Pocket is very straightforward, but we thought we’d... View Article

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14

Nov

Evercade Game Spotlight: Full Void

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, full void, outofthebit

One of the titles we’ve been most excited about from our 2023 lineup is Full Void from OutOfTheBit. This game is such a beautiful, wonderful work of art that it was a natural choice for our first single-game cartridge; it really does stand in a league of its own. And today we’re going to take a closer... View Article

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8

Nov

Evercade Cartridge Preview: Goodboy Galaxy/Witch n’ Wiz Dual Cart

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Goodboy Galaxy, Witch n' Wiz

Today we’re going to take a closer look at one of our upcoming dual carts, featuring the 32-bit exploration platformer Goodboy Galaxy and the challenging 8-bit puzzler Witch n’ Wiz. These are two absolutely top-quality games that we’re thrilled to be giving a home on Evercade, as it not only opens them up to a whole new audience, it... View Article

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31

Oct

5 of the best spooky games for Halloween on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, halloween

Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year when it’s okay to dress up in a distinctly more provocative manner than you would do under normal circumstances, bang on strangers’ doors and demand that they give you chocolate. Or, alternatively, turn all the lights off, be very quiet and hope no-one knocks on your door. If you fall... View Article

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25

Oct

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #8: Chew Chew Mimic

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Game of the month, indie heroes 3

Welcome to November! The year’s nearly over, but there’s still two more Game of the Month titles for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP players to enjoy! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a free game every month between April and December of 2023. You can enjoy the full version of each game without limits for a month, at which point... View Article

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18

Oct

5 of the best Atari games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags atari, EVERCADE

You have hopefully seen the recent news that Atari cartridges for Evercade will be entering legacy status at the end of the year, meaning that they will no longer be actively produced but will still be available from all retailers while stocks last. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to bid these... View Article

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11

Oct

Getting Started with Delphine Software Collection 1

Written by Pete Davison

Tags delphine software collection 1, EVERCADE

Delphine Software Collection 1 is out now for Evercade, bringing with it the wonderful games Another World, Flashback, Future Wars and Operation Stealth. Veterans of the 16-bit era will doubtless already be very much at home with all of these games, but if you’re a newcomer you may well be finding these games to be some of the most challenging... View Article

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3

Oct

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #7: Orebody – Binder’s Tale

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, evercade exp, evercade vs, indie heroes 3

Happy October! The year sure is slipping between our fingers, isn’t it? But that means more great Evercade releases for you to enjoy all the sooner — including the latest Game of the Month for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP players! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a free game every month between April and December of 2023. You can... View Article

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27

Sep

Evercade Game Spotlight: Duke Nukem Advance (Duke Nukem Collection 2)

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Duke Nukem, EVERCADE

Our biggest announcement of 2023 was that the Evercade platform would be playing host to the long-awaited return of one of gaming’s favourite all-action heroes: the legendary Duke Nukem. And besides a complete remaster of his first ever adventures and a rarely seen take on his most famous first-person shooter, we’re also bringing back some of his lesser... View Article

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20

Sep

5 of our top arcade games on Evercade

Written by Pete Davison

Tags arcade games, EVERCADE

Back in the good old days of classic home computers and consoles, the arcades were sacred ground, playing host to games that were much more advanced than those which were possible to play at home. Sure, we got home ports of arcade games — and in some cases those ports were very good indeed —... View Article

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12

Sep

Evercade Game Spotlight: Duke Nukem 3D – Total Meltdown

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Duke Nukem, EVERCADE

One of our biggest announcements of 2023 was that Evercade will be playing host to the triumphant return of one of gaming’s most beloved action heroes: Duke Nukem. And this is no ordinary rerelease: rather than simply emulating the original MS-DOS PC versions of Duke Nukem and its sequel, we’ve built a full remastered package... View Article

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7

Sep

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #6: Bone Marrow

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Game of the month, indie heroes 3

A very warm welcome to September to all of you, and just in time for Back to School season here in the UK, it’s time for another Game of the Month for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP players! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a free game every month between April and December of 2023. You can enjoy... View Article

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24

Aug

Evercade Cartridge Preview: Delphine Software Collection 1

Written by Pete Davison

Tags delphine software collection 1, EVERCADE

We revealed Delphine Software Collection 1 and Sunsoft Collection 1 at our “Volume 1” showcase at the end of May, and we’ve already taken a look at the latter. So today it’s time for a quick preview of the former! This package contains four great games that demonstrate Delphine Software’s desire right from its inception to create cinematically inspired interactive... View Article

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16

Aug

Evercade Cartridge Preview: Sunsoft Collection 1

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Sunsoft

We revealed the Delphine Software Collection 1 and Sunsoft Collection 1 cartridges in Vol. 1 of our showcase events for 2023 back at the end of May. And we thought it was high time we took a closer look at them, since at the time of writing the release date is getting closer and closer!... View Article

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8

Aug

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #5: Doodle World Redrawn

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Doodle World, EVERCADE, evercade exp, evercade vs, Game of the month, indie heroes

Happy August, everyone! The year sure is flying by, isn’t it? To distract you from the sands of time slipping through your fingers, it’s time for another Game of the Month for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP players! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a free game every month between April and December of 2023. You can enjoy... View Article

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2

Aug

Evercade Cartridge Preview: Home Computer Heroes Collection 1

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Home Computer Heroes

We recently hosted our Evercade Showcase Vol. 2 for 2023, featuring an in-depth look at our lineup of amazing indie titles, including commentary from the developers themselves. If you’re yet to catch up, please take a moment to enjoy the full presentation in the video below: Today we’re going to take a look at the Home Computer Heroes... View Article

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15

Jul

Blaze Entertainment – Mid-2023 CEO Update

Written by Andrew Byatt

Tags

We’ve hit the mid year point for our 2023 here at Blaze Entertainment, and what a year it has been so far!   When Blaze Entertainment first brought the Evercade to the retro gaming world there was a lot of interest and intrigue of what we were doing. Bringing back cartridges in a digital world... View Article

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6

Jul

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #4: Magic and Legend – Time Knights

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, evercade exp, evercade vs, Game of the month

It’s July! As we head into the summer holidays, it’s time for another Game of the Month for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP players! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a free game every month between April and December of 2023. You can enjoy the full version of each game without limits for a month, at which point it... View Article

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14

Jun

Evercade Cartridge Preview: The Sydney Hunter Collection

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Sydney Hunter

In the Evercade Cartridge Preview, we take a moment to go through our upcoming releases and give you a slightly more in-depth taster of what to expect from the new games than a trailer can provide. At the time of writing, both Piko Interactive Arcade 1and The Sydney Hunter Collection are available for preorder, with a launch date... View Article

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9

Jun

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #3: Big2Small

Written by Pete Davison

Tags Big2Small, evercade exp, evercade vs, Game of the month, indie heroes, MDSteele, The Retro Room

Happy June! It’s time for another Game of the Month for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP players! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a free game every month between April and December. You can enjoy the full version of each game without limits for a month, at which point it will be replaced with a brand new... View Article

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7

Jun

Evercade Cartridge Preview: Piko Interactive Arcade 1

Written by Pete Davison

Tags EVERCADE, Piko Interactive Arcade 1

You have no doubt noticed by now that our two next Evercade cartridges are now available to preorder! Piko Interactive Arcade 1 and The Sydney Hunter Collection are coming your way in early August, so be sure to place your order with your favourite retailers and be ready to play on release day. Ahead of the... View Article

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1

Jun

A Statement from Blaze Entertainment

Written by Andrew Byatt

Tags

Over the last 24 hours, we have been humbled by the support and excitement over our newest cartridge announcements and our partnership with Gearbox to bring the Duke Nukem franchise to Evercade. As part of this, an artist was commissioned to produce a lead image for the new Duke Nukem 1+2 Remastered game developed by... View Article

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10

May

Evercade Game of the Month 2023 #2: Thunder Paw

Written by Pete Davison

Tags evercade exp, evercade vs, Game of the month, indie heroes, Thunder Paw

Happy May! It’s another new month, and that means another new Game of the Month release! Game of the Month is a programme for Evercade VS and Evercade EXP owners where you can download a free game every month between April and December. You can enjoy the full version of each game without limits for a month, at which point it will be replaced with a brand... View Article

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