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Original Story [Wed 10th Jun, 2020 12:00 BST]: A brand new collection of games has been revealed for the Evercade retro system today, with all profits made from its sales being donated to a great cause.
‘The Oliver Twins Collection’ will feature 11 games in total, including seven titles from the Dizzy series. Just like previous releases, the eleven games will be released on a single cartridge which can be used with the console either in handheld mode, or on your TV via HDMI:
- Treasure Island Dizzy
- BMX Simulator
- Fantastic Dizzy
- Super Robin Hood
- Go! Dizzy Go!
- Dizzy The Adventurer
- Panic Dizzy
- DreamWorld Pogie
- Wonderland Dizzy
- Mystery World Dizzy
The cartridge is a special edition project between Codemasters, The Oliver Twins and Evercade, with all profits going to the National VideoGame Museum charity. The Oliver Twins have shared a message regarding the new cartridge in a press release:
"We were really excited to hear about the Evercade. It promised to be an awesome way to play officially licensed Retro games, either on the move or the TV – with classic collectable Cartridges. It was well designed and a great price. What could be better?!
Then they reached out to Codemasters and us to ask permission for a special Oliver Twins collection which would include 11 of our classic 8-bit console games! That now makes it the best Retro console in our eyes and we’re really pleased that thousands more people will be able to enjoy the games we wrote around 30 years ago!
The lovely people at Blaze and Codemasters have also agreed that ALL profits and licencing royalties go to charity." - Philip & Andrew Oliver AKA The Oliver Twins.
The new cartridge is planned to launch in Q3 and you can register your interest via Evercade's official site. The team plans to launch 4-5 cartridges this year, alongside the 10 available from launch.
If you haven't already, make sure to check out our Evercade hardware review to learn more about the system, its library of games, and whether or not it might be for you.