Thursday, May 30, 2024

Mega Man-Themed Evercade Alpha Arcade Announced (w/Power Battle & Power Fighters)

Evercade has announced two 16-inch tall, bartop-sized versions of the Evercade Alpha, which will include a selection of officially licensed Capcom arcade games. The Mega Man-themed variant will come with Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters built-in, along with four other titles: Carrier Air Wing, Final Fight, Knights of the Round, and Strider.

Both units are compatible with physical Evercade cartridges and controllers, allowing for two-player local multiplayer. The units will be available in November, with pre-orders starting on June 4th for $229.99 (£199.99 / €229.99). This is a special "introductory" pre-order price, as the price will increase to $250 (£229.99 / €249.99) after the pre-order period ends.

If this sounds like something up your alley, head over to the official product page for more details.

Source: Evercade Alpha

29 comments:

  1. The Evercade cartridge and controller support are definite pluses. I’m curious how these will be received compared to Arcade1Up units.

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  2. Wait.... Are they copying My Arcade's miniature cabinets now??? Different company, yes, but it's basically the same concept. Battery operated, or wall plug in?

    Either way, I may..... Probably check these out sometime later. Though I suppose MM-TPB and MM2-TPF getting another release outside of consoles now is fine. IMO, it's just more money grabbers.

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    1. They are larger in size..not miniatures..Like arcade1up countercades.

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    2. They are smaller than the Arcade 1up Countercades by a good amount if you look at the measurements, much more narrow when compared to the TMNT and Marvel Vs Capcom 1ups Countercades that have 2 player controls.

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  3. The Mega Man cab looks awesome but compared to the Arcade 1up counter top arcades it’s way too small. Would still love one for my collection though.

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    1. If it's wall-mountable: I personally would prefer the smaller size.

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    2. You could probably custom make some kind of custom bracket if you wanted to mount it to a wall.

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  4. Single player 💀

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    1. There's just controls for one player built-in, but you can definitely play 2P with USB controllers.

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    2. Plugging in a usb controller is not the same experience as having two sets of sticks and buttons built into the cab.

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  5. Insta-buy for me.

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  6. 6 games for $250 sounds like a lot, yes I get the whole cartridge business and portability, but still that's a very limited library of games. For $425 you can get a budget multi-cade(arcade + other systems) PC at arcade-one and play thousands of games. Alternatively, you can get a Raspberry Pi 3 for $47 or a 4 for $65 with a custom cabinet between $130-$500 from a user on Etsy or you can buy a cabinet already assembled which will cost a lot more, think $800+. Arcade buttons and joysticks kits at around $40 and a tv with the cheapest price of $100 or a monitor if you can afford more. Another route is getting a MiSTercade. There are those custom consoles that tend to be a Raspberry Pi already completely set up. There are multiple other routes. Granted, a lot of these alternatives are DIY, but you'll get as much content as possible. If you want to support the IP you can buy the Switch collection or the old PS2 one.

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    1. It’s a novelty

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    2. Orrrr you can buy an old ragged out arcade machine for next to nothing, gut it out, put a thift store flat screen in it and a Pi or roadside find PC, buy a arcade conversion kit for controls and be at $40-$150 for the whole shabang. These do look nice, but this is a wealthy people toy fo sho

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    3. I've thought of gutting an old Arcade cabinet. That would be cool. But it needs to be a full size old school cabinet and I DOUBT I could find one for $150. Plus I don't have anywhere to put it.

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    4. That’s still a lot of work and many people don’t have the time or resources to do that. I do think that this is a bit overpriced and definitely a rich people novelty

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    5. You could also just get a flash cart and that would be effectively a multicade as well. Its definitely not the cheapest option but I can see the appeal if it has good build quality

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    6. Just gotta look around, the old worn out ones a lot of time people will just give away cuz they want it out of their garage. After stripping and sanding, a little paint and you got a great shell with very minimal materials needed to retrofit a flat screen into

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    7. I’ve seen plenty of worn out and gutted cabinets for pretty cheap, the problem is it’s going to be pretty costly getting the custom artwork printed out and the parts needed to make it function. I’d love to custom make a full size Mega Man cab though.

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  7. Last day of the month and no news about the mysterious figure. Hope is going down the toilet.

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    1. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

      I'm guessing your referring to the Kotobukiya tease? You will be waiting a while.

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    2. Oh buck up! Just be patient

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    3. @sharp: Yes, that one! My patience is at the bottom. I guess I'd have to ignore this franchise for a long time and randomly check one day, see ya later!

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    4. Hmm… seeing someone as a SammyClassicSonicFan knockoff just like comparing the guys who rant on X Dive to him.

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    5. That was a ...statement. I am not sure you mastered English because it literally makes no sense.

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  8. Why are there six buttons on the Mega Man one? I'm pretty sure all the games included on that one are three-button at most.

    Also. CPS-1 or CPS-2 version of Power Battle? My money's on the CPS-1 version. Capcom seems to really like that version for some reason. Plus, that mini-cabinet includes Final Fight and Knights of the Round, so…

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    1. I've never understood that either, even on Capcom Arcade Stadium it's the CPS1 versions with muffled sound. It can't be that difficult for them to use the CPS2 versions.

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    2. It can play Evercade cartridges, the other buttons are necessary for some of those.
      For example, you could play Tomb Raider on this, if for some reason you want to do that...

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  9. It's definitely a cool collectors item and looks awesome, but $250 after launch is a bit much.

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