Evercade 03: Data East Collection 1

A collection of classic Data East games for Blaze’s Evercade retro gaming handheld.

Games included

Fighter’s History
Midnight Resistance
Burnin’ Rubber
Karate Champ
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
Side Pocket
Magical Drop 2
Two Crude Dudes
Bad Dudes

Articles about Evercade 03: Data East Collection 1

Evercade A to Z: Side Pocket - I am bad at pool. Real pool, that is. But also video game pool. Although I am marginally less bad at video game pool than I am at real pool. Data East’s Side Pocket, seen here as part of the Data East Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade, at least makes the experience of being bad … Continue reading Evercade A to Z: Side Pocket
Side Pocket: Kissin’ Cushions - Many developers — particularly from the 8- and 16-bit eras — tended to end up primarily associated with a particular type of game. But some, like Data East, proved themselves capable of turning their attention to many different mechanical genres. Delve into the Data East Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade retro gaming platform and you’ll find … Continue reading Side Pocket: Kissin’ Cushions
Midnight Resistance: Under Lock and Key - Throughout the 8- and 16-bit home computer and console eras, we saw numerous developers “paying homage” to one another’s work — and often developing their own interesting twists on the formula in the process. One cannot look at Data East’s 1989 release Midnight Resistance and not think of Konami’s Contra from two years prior, for example, but in practice … Continue reading Midnight Resistance: Under Lock and Key
BurgerTime: The Original Foot Lettuce - Ah, the early ’80s — a time of exploration and experimentation in the world of video games. What subject matter would make for a good game — and particularly, what would make a good arcade game that would encourage people to part with all the small change in their pocket? In 1982, Data East came … Continue reading BurgerTime: The Original Foot Lettuce
Burnin’ Rubber: Let’s Bump ‘n’ Jump - Data East may be a slightly lesser-known company than the big hitters of the 8- and 16-bit era, but they still put out some cracking arcade games during this period, many of which got home ports. One fine example is Burnin’ Rubber, which is also known, depending on where you are in the world and what platform … Continue reading Burnin’ Rubber: Let’s Bump ‘n’ Jump


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