Published on July 13th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
Introducing HyperMegaTech Super Pocket with Capcom and TAITO!
Blaze Entertainment are delighted to unveil its first products for the new HyperMegaTech brand! The Super Pocket is a brand new retro gaming handheld, featuring built-in arcade games from major gaming publishers that can fit in your pocket!
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.
Many products in the retro gaming market at this price point often include five games or less and more often include home console ports of the arcade games. Except where noted, Super Pocket brings you the actual arcade games, so you can coin up to your hearts content and beat those games that cost you all your pocket money when you first played them.
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.
The Super Pocket Capcom Edition and Super Pocket TAITO Edition will be available individually at £49, $59 and €59 from multiple retailers including Amazon and Funstock globally, Best Buy and Video Games Plus in the US and Canada, Game and Argos in the UK, and many more to be announce around Europe.
A limited edition of the Super Pocket Capcom Edition and Super Pocket TAITO Edition in a crystal translucent plastic shell in their respective colours will also be available from Funstock.co.uk and Funstock.eu for the UK, US, Canada, Europe and more.
Super Pocket Capcom Edition and Super Pocket TAITO Edition will be available to pre-order from July 14th, and will be available from October 2023 in time for the holiday gifting period.
Specs & Games Lists
Weights and Dimensions: 78mm x 125mm x 25mm
USB-C charging port. Cable included
High Quality 2.8” IPS Screen with 320×240 resolution
Easy to navigate User Interface with screen options and load/save states
Evercade Cartridge Support
Super Pocket Capcom Edition – 12 Games
Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
1944 : The Loop Master
Wolf of the Battlefield: MERC
Super Pocket TAITO Edition – 17 Games
The NewZealand Story
Don Doko Don
The Fairyland Story
The Legend of Kage
Space Invaders ‘91*
*Console version included on Super Pocket