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1 hour ago, King_Salamon said:

Capcom I already have those games on my Switch.

They’re a subset of the games on the EXP, so if you have that there’s no new games.

 

I am just getting the Taito one. Super excited for it! I was playing the much less exciting MyArcade handhelds to celebrate.

 

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On Taito:

 

17 highly acclaimed arcade games

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Space Invaders
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Bubble Bobble
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Operation Wolf
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The NewZealand Story
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Rastan
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Cadash
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Chack'n Pop
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Don Doko Don
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Elevator Action
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Football Champ
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Growl
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Kiki Kaikai
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Legend of Kage
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Liquid Kids
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Space Invaders ‘91
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Volfied
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The Fairyland Story
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1 hour ago, jgkspsx said:

On Taito:

 

17 highly acclaimed arcade games

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Space Invaders
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Bubble Bobble
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Operation Wolf
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The NewZealand Story
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Rastan
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Cadash
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Chack'n Pop
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Don Doko Don
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Elevator Action
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Football Champ
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Growl
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Kiki Kaikai
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Legend of Kage
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Liquid Kids
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Space Invaders ‘91
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Volfied
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The Fairyland Story

I agree,I'm only getting this one because I have an EXP with the Capcom games.

I like the look of the little Taito handheld, ands it's inexpensive for sure,so Im in!.

I have the Taito games on the Taito Legends for Xbox and on my Taito Egret mini 2,but it will be more convenient to play some games on the handheld. 

I'm pretty Capcom'ed out by now personally. 

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5 hours ago, roots.genoa said:

I was surprised they're both compatible with Evercade carts, given they created a new branding for them. They clearly said they created Hyper Mega Tech "to produce even more great retro-inspired products that don't fit the Evercade setup". 🤨

I think they meant they didn’t want to create more alternative versions of the EXP with different built in games. Going forward the Evercade is the platform for cartridges. At least that is my assumption. While I would rather have an EXP with the Taito collection, probably they are worried about tapping out their customer base.

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It's an interesting strategy, but certainly a viable one for when they can't create stand-alone cartridges due to licensing restrictions. Each handheld is quite a bit more than a cartridge, but quite a bit less than an EXP.

 

I'm definitely onboard for the TAITO, although I do have concerns about the screen quality and size, and a few other issues. I'll give it a go at least once.

 

Regardless, I admire the out-of-the-box thinking to work around licensing restrictions. To have another relatively inexpensive device that can play the cartridges only helps the platform and certainly points to a scenario where third parties can create their own licensed hardware. That to me is the most exciting longshot, because I'd like to see a step up from even the EXP.

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Funstock, Blaze, Hyper Mega Tech, how many different company names do they need? I'm not sure I fully see the point of this not being branded Blaze/Evercade, especially when it's only available at the same, if not fewer retailers than Evercade products. I get the $60 price point and built-in games are targeted at probably a more casual audience that'll pick either unit up and be happy with what's included. And let's be honest, it's not like this would cheapen the Evercade name as it's not exactly a premium product as it is. 

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11 minutes ago, madman said:

Funstock, Blaze, Hyper Mega Tech, how many different company names do they need? I'm not sure I fully see the point of this not being branded Blaze/Evercade, especially when it's only available at the same, if not fewer retailers than Evercade products. I get the $60 price point and built-in games are targeted at probably a more casual audience that'll pick either unit up and be happy with what's included. And let's be honest, it's not like this would cheapen the Evercade name as it's not exactly a premium product as it is. 

Yeah, I am with you on this.  I don't necessarily get the need for a new company name either.  I figure they could do something with the existing name(s) they have, but I guess the more names the better as not to affect the others?  Again, it just doesn't resonate with me.  And that's fine, not everything is for everyone. 

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The only reason for the name I can think of is that these devices won't support firmware upgrades. So it won't be like the "real" Evercade products where sometimes you need to upgrade a firmware to play a new cart, I imagine some new aka future carts just won't work on the Super Pocket. And obviously existing carts that get Evercade firmware fixes in the future won't get those updates either unless one owns a true Evercade device. That said--the box still says it plays Evercade carts on it, so there's likely to be consumer confusion either way. The question that remains is with such a small amount of retailers, how is this going to appeal to the masses/casual gamers? It's not like this is $50 and being sold at Target, right now it's being marketed at people who already know what an Evercade is. But hey it's still early, this thing isn't even out yet so this could all change.

 

I will pick up the Taito version.

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6 hours ago, madman said:

Funstock, Blaze, Hyper Mega Tech, how many different company names do they need? 

It is branded Blaze in the same way Evercade is. HMT is a sister brand of Evercade the same way Charmin is a sister brand of Maybelline under Procter & Gamble, or the way Taito is a brand of Square Enix alongside Square.
 

It is kind of weird but my thought is that after Best Buy dropped Evercade this might be a chance to get a second crack.

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Also I just realized the Super Pocket doesn't have any triggers, so some Evercade games won't work on it...

Anyway, there's no reason for me to pick up the Capcom version since I have an EXP, but the Taito one is more tempting. I already have most (if not all) these games on my Egret II Mini, but the form factor is far more convenient (at least on paper). Now do I want another thing that gathers dust on my desk, not so sure... 😅

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36 minutes ago, roots.genoa said:

Also I just realized the Super Pocket doesn't have any triggers, so some Evercade games won't work on it...

Anyway, there's no reason for me to pick up the Capcom version since I have an EXP, but the Taito one is more tempting. I already have most (if not all) these games on my Egret II Mini, but the form factor is far more convenient (at least on paper). Now do I want another thing that gathers dust on my desk, not so sure... 😅

There are four trigger buttons on the back of the unit. 

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Like the form factor, probably a way to pick up more casual players, or someone like me who will buy at least one of each console (more if a special edition one comes out I want and know about before it disappears)

 

No shoulders means few newer games, and computers can be hit and miss (Commodore, and I'm sure other 8bits use one button controls, but use the extra buttons for options and such)

 

People are right though, this makes the most sense only if sold in bam stores, especially common ones like Wal-Mart target and such, they would sell in the pnp section (assuming the still have one) and the retailer can opt to, or not, more fully support it by getting other variants and carts.

 

Evercade is great, but online only (and not reliably available through non game central sites is imo holding them back from being truly huge.

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For the second time, there are L1, L2, R1, and R2 buttons on the back of the Super Pocket units.

 

Anyway, Amazon has started listing some sales figures on a few of the Evercade listings. Thought this might be interesting. It's a rolling total for the previous 30 days, so it might be different tomorrow, but

 

Sydney Hunter Collection: 300+ in the US, 50+ UK

Piko Arcade 1: 300+ US, 50+ UK

Team 17 Amiga 1: 100+ US, 100+ UK

C64 Cart 2: 50+ US, UK numbers not listed

Piko Collection 3: 100+ US, 50+ UK

EXP Handheld: 50+ US, 50+ UK

Toaplan Arcade 2: 50+ US, 50+ UK

Piko Interactive 1: US numbers not listed, 50+ UK

 

So, of the 8 listed SKUs, Amazon US and UK have moved a minimum of 1350 units in the last 30 days.

 

Not exactly massive numbers but you have to figure most of the system's sales come from Funstock. Add in all the other games and hardware models, other Amazon regions, and all the other retailers in all the 20+ countries like Songbird, Castlemania, Argos, GAME, MenKind, Innex, etc. 

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5 hours ago, Video said:

someone like me who will buy at least one of each console (more if a special edition one comes out I want and know about before it disappears)

Well, Funstock would be glad to separate you from your money:
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Presale tomorrow. I am happy with a regular Taito from Songbird.

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I don't care for the clear plastic exclusives.  I agree... I'll grab a regular Taito but not from Songbird.  lol  Videogamesplus.ca for me.  

 

I'm curious to see what 'easy mode' is for these handhelds.  If it's unlimited continues or actually an easier mode for the games?  I suppose I could shell out the $1 or 2 for the Capcom invincibility mode on my Switch collections and then I can see the ends of some of the games.  

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On 7/12/2023 at 9:36 PM, jgkspsx said:

They’re a subset of the games on the EXP, so if you have that there’s no new games.

 

I am just getting the Taito one. Super excited for it! I was playing the much less exciting MyArcade handhelds to celebrate.

 

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I've skipped these handhelds from My Arcade... I did like the little arcades though.

 

I know I have Chack'N Pop on my arcade legends machine but having another Evercade unit to play my purple box arcade collections on is a nice bonus to the Taito Super Pocket.

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37 minutes ago, King_Salamon said:

I'm curious to see what 'easy mode' is for these handhelds.  If it's unlimited continues or actually an easier mode for the games?  I suppose I could shell out the $1 or 2 for the Capcom invincibility mode on my Switch collections and then I can see the ends of some of the games.  

My understanding is that they are dipswitch settings. So they should be available on the Evercades eventually.

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VOLFIED!!!   (Arcade version of Ultimate QIX,  One of my Favorite games in life)

 

OK So I guess I'm getting the Taito one (Plus good ol Space Invaders!)...

 

But Damn I wish it were a Taito cart for Evercade instead!!

 

This doesn't get the Taito goodness to my VS,  even if I already have them on PS2...

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