Super Pocket puts Capcom classics in the palm of your hand
Need more gaming on the go? The Super Pocket Capcom and Taito handhelds from Hyper Mega Tech could help, with preorders happening soon.
I don't need any elaborate excuse to buy cool handhelds these days. In a post-Vita world (Vita means 'Life') it feels like portable gaming is as prevalent as ever. Developer Hyper Mega Tech is looking to throw its own hat into the ring with the Super Pocket Capcom and Taito handheld editions. Coming from the folks that brought the Evercade system to life, these nearly 3 inch IPS screens pack a ton of gaming punch.
And by that, I mean Street Fighter II. Of course.
The Super Pocket looks to be a smaller, Gameboy-esque offshoot of HMT's Evercade EXP--Which actually does look like the Vita. If you're looking for retro, legal gaming then you could certainly do far worse than these cute, form fitting pocket devices.
Super Pocket, Capcom, Taito, and you
Set for release in October 2023, the Super Pocket handheld comes in both Capcom and Taito theming. Here's the technical specs that both devices share.
- USB-C charging - For fast charging. Cable included
- Evercade Compatible - Over 45 cartridges with 500+ games
- High Quality Screen - 2.8” IPS Screen 320x240
The primary difference between the two besides color is the included--and legal--games. Here's the list of titles for the Capcom version.
- 1944: The Loop Master
- Bionic Commando
- Captain Commando
- Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
- Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS
- Mega Man
- Final Fight
- Ghouls 'n Ghost
- Forgotten Worlds
As for the Taito version of the Super Pocket, the games list looks a bit different.
- Space Invaders
- Bubble Bobble
- Operation Wolf
- The NewZealand Story
- Chack'n Pop
- Don Doko Don
- Elevator Action
- Football Champ
- Kiki Kaikai
- Legend of Kage
- Liquid Kids
- Space Invaders '91
- The Fairland Story
And if that isn't enough games then know this: Both are compatible with the Evercade's line of game expansion cartridges. These cards include games from the Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari, and more.
Preorders for the Super Pocket Capcom and Taito editions begins on July 14 for a price tag of $59.00 USD. Is it worth the price of admission? Check back in around October and find out.
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