The creators behind many retro consoles in past and present, most notably the Evercade line of consoles, release their latest mini handheld console, the Super Pocket. The Super Pocket is released under the label HyperMega Tech.
The first two Super Pocket devices coming to retailers in 2023 are the Super Pocket Capcom Edition and the Super Pocket TAITO Edition. Each console is available for £49, $59, €59 and can be pre-ordered from July 14th ahead of their release in October 2023.
The Super Pocket Capcom Edition comes with 12 amazing games from the legendary publisher including 11 arcade games including Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting, Final Fight, 1942, and the home console version of the original Mega Man. All these games are pre-loaded on to your Super Pocket, and presented in a Capcom-inspired colour scheme.
The Super Pocket TAITO Edition comes with 17 incredible games built-in from the iconic game developer, including seminal arcade classics Space Invaders, Elevator Action, Bubble Bobble, The NewZealand Story,Rastan, and the home console game Space Invaders ‘91 and comes in a TAITO-inspired colour scheme.
The Super Pockets feature an easy to use User Interface (UI) that allows you to simply select whichever game you want, easily save or load a game and a variety of screen ratio and pixel perfect options for use on the bright IPS display.
One big feature of the Super Pocket UI is the ability to activate “Easy Mode”. A new feature that lowers the difficulty of games so that you can get past hard to master levels with ease, or so that a younger person can play without a challenging difficulty spike in the games.
In addition to the included games, both Super Pockets are fully compatible with Evercade Cartridges. These game cartridges made for Blaze Entertainment’s Evercade system content legally licensed games from multiple publishers and will insert into the super pocket through a cartridge port on the rear of the console. The complete library of cartridges is supported meaning that Super Pocket owners can expand their library to over 500 games with these cartridges.
The Super Pocket itself is small enough to fit in your pocket (78mm x 125mm x 25mm) and features four face buttons, a start and select button and a menu button, along with a new circular D-Pad, designed for the Super Pocket. It also includes four rear buttons for games that require expanded controls. The Super Pockets boast a 320×280 colourful and bright IPS screen, a 3.5mm headphone jack and uses USB-C to charge its battery.