Maybe a little more niche than some of the Evercade’s other carts, The Oliver Twins Collection brings Dizzy, BMX, and more to the handheld.
Just announced today, this beefy new Evercade cart packs in 11 games. All of them being the product of a unique agreement between The Oliver Twins, publisher Codemasters, and of course Evercade. The deal sees all profits (yes all, according to Evercade) going to the National VideoGame Museum charity. So you’re actually doing something good by picking this one up.
As for the games included, all are somewhat niche, though I guess that depends on where you are in the world. Everything on the collection is way more well-known in the UK, even today. Honestly that’s probably even applicable to the publisher/developer combo. Originally anyway. I think it’s fair to say that Codemasters has become a pretty widely known in the decades since.
Probably the biggest hits on the cart here are the Dizzy games. Platformers starring an egg come to life, there are 7 Dizzy games included. And all of them from that golden late 80s through early 90s era. Not that there aren’t other interesting titles here too, like BMX Sim and Super Robin Hood, but having all the Dizzy’s together on one cartridge should be quite the draw for fans.
In all though, the cartridge includes:
- Treasure Island Dizzy
- Fantastic Dizzy
- Go! Dizzy Go!
- Dizzy The Adventurer
- Panic Dizzy
- Wonderland Dizzy
- Mystery World Dizzy
- BMX Simulator
- DreamWorld Pogie
- Super Robin Hood
The Oliver Twins Collection hits the Evercade in third quarter of this year, and the console itself debuts this month.
Here’s a bit from both The Oliver Twins and Codemasters on the deal:
“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.
“We’re incredibly pleased to support this project, which helps a worthwhile cause while also celebrating some truly classic gaming IP (and a piece of the Oliver Twins’/Codemasters’ shared history)! Collaborating with the twins, and Evercade, to make this happen has been an absolute pleasure.”Toby Evan-Jones, VP, Business Development, Codemasters