Blaze Entertainment, makers of the Evercade cartridge-based gaming systems, and British publishing legend Team17 are delighted to bring the first compilation of Amiga games to Evercade with the Team17 Collection 1 cartridge.
10 great games from the veteran games industry company are included on a physical cartridge for the first time and are also the first time that Amiga emulation has been legally available for a handheld gaming system.
The full games list includes:
- Alien Breed Special Edition ‘92
- Alien Breed II
- Alien Breed Tower Assault
- Arcade Pool
- ATR: All Terrain Racing
- Body Blows
- Full Contact
- Kingpin: Arcade Sports Series Bowling
- Project X: Special Edition ‘93
Each Evercade gaming cartridge comes in a branded Evercade cartridge box with a collection number on the spine, and also includes a full colour manual detailing how to play as well as some hints and facts about the games.
This collection marks the first from Evercade utilising Amiga emulation, with many more planned over the coming years. With official and legal Amiga emulation only just coming to market, Evercade’s handheld gaming devices are the first portable gaming systems to run these titles in a legal and fully licensed way.
The Team17 Collection 1 cartridge will work on all Evercade hardware running the latest firmware (FW Versions 3.0.X and above) and will feature all the benefits of Evercade’s emulation, including save and load states which can be used on all up-to-date Evercade hardware and display settings including selectable screen sizing and a new 50Hz PAL mode for supported televisions.
Whilst many home computer titles received ports to various home consoles, many of Team17’s titles were mostly only published on Amiga or PC systems. Meaning that this collection is the first time any of these games have been available on a console-based device. Fighting titles like Body Blows and Full Contact have never been released outside of Amiga, and fan-favourite franchises like Alien Breed are making their return to console gaming for nearly three decades.
This new collection takes Evercade and Team17 fans on a journey to the very start of the Worms’ publisher and allows many to rediscover and others to enjoy for the first time an important period in game development history.
The Evercade Team17 Collection 1 will be available to buy from all Evercade retailers on May 31st, 2023, and will be available to pre-order from March 17th, 2023. This will be the third home computer collection from Evercade, which will have a blue coloured spine to denote the platform. This is not the first time a collection from Team17 has been released on Evercade with 2021’s Worms Collection 1 (18) releasing 3 great console-based Worms titles. That collection is available now from all Evercade retailers.
“We are excited to unveil the long-awaited Amiga cartridge with Team17 games on Evercade. As someone who grew up with Amiga, it brings me great joy to see these timeless classics reach our customers, whether they are rediscovering them or experiencing them for the first time. We are confident that the new cartridge will offer our fans an unforgettable gaming experience, and we cannot wait for them to get their hands on it.” – Andrew Byatt, CEO – Blaze Entertainment.
“We’re already proud to have collaborated with Blaze Entertainment with the Worms Collection 1 for Evercade, so to reach back into the archives and bring some of our very earliest hits – including Alien Breed, Qwak, and our debut title Full Contact – to the platform is an opportunity we eagerly grasped. We’re excited to see Evercade devotees enjoy this collection of 10 titles when it launches in May.” – Michael Pattison, CEO, Team17 Digital
Team17 Collection 1 is Compatible with all Evercade systems running Firmware version 3.0.X or above. Please update your system by updating on your console or by visiting evercade.co.uk/support for more information.
The Evercade EXP handheld gaming system is available globally and includes the IREM Arcade 1 cartridge collection and 18 built-in Capcom games.
The Evercade VS home console systems are currently available worldwide from Amazon and other local retailers.
Evercade Handheld (original) is now discontinued and will feature a final firmware update for compatibility with future releases in Q1 2023.
Evercade devices play games via emulation on bespoke cartridges. There are currently 37 collections available and another 12 between now and Feburary 2024.
Evercade emulates a wide range of systems and highlights modern retro games created by indie developers, with support for five decades of gaming.
Evercade cartridges have three distinct colour schemes to highlight their content. Red coloured boxes feature home console collections from multiple systems across five decades of gaming. Purple indicates Arcade game collections and Blue is for home computer collections.
This collections marks the first time that Amiga emulation has been legally available on a handheld gaming device, and that these Amiga titles have been re-released in their original Amiga format phsyically, since their initial release. Evercade reached a deal with Amiga in 2022 to allow use of Amiga emulation on Evercade.