April 23 2013

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Retrogate Store: Mega EverDrive – Flash Cartridge for Mega Drive (Genesis) with SD and USB

Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about Mega EverDrive, I gained na Retrogate Store. The Mega EverDrive is a Mega Drive cartridge special, instead of the ROM, recorded only once, uses RAM where games (ROM images of games) can be loaded from an SD card. With this you can play all the games on Mega Drive using a single cartridge. There is emulation, is the hardware of their original Mega Drive (Genesis) running the original code of the game.

When connecting the Mega Drive with Mega EverDrive, is presented in a menu screen where the games present on the SD card can be chosen. Chosen the game, everything works identically to the original cartridge. Furthermore, there are some extra advantages, how can run games from other regions, even if there are software locks. For example, Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II is software lock, so that the cartridge American / Brazilian does not work on the Japanese islands same physical locks the console have been removed, the same way that the Japanese cartridges do not work on consoles American / Brazilian. With the Mega EverDrive you can play games from any region.

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Another benefit is that the Mega EverDrive allows save states, in other words, you have the advantage of emulators even using the original hardware, can save the game at any time to continue later or return to a previous point in time you want. The games that allow you to save on the cartridge itself states (utilizam battery that you) are also supported, and states are saved on the SD card using the original interface of the game.

Another feature sensational Mega EverDrive is that it also allows you to play all games Master System on Mega Drive. Nor is emulation. Remember that the Mega Drive has an adapter that lets you connect and play Master System cartridges. The adapter is a device that tracks adjustments of the cartridges, and includes a pause button (since the Master System is the console and you can not use buttons Genesis joystick for this function) and also the input 3D glasses. The Mega Drive has the processor of the Master System, so that games run natively on the island, Emulation is also not. The Mega EverDrive simply release the adapter to run the games Master System. Simply place the ROMs of Master System games in SD so that it activates the Master System on Mega Drive and runs all games usually. The pause button of the adapter is substituted by a button at the very Mega EverDrive. Only the entry of 3D glasses is not present. In this case it would be necessary to use the Master Everdrive (also available from Retrogate Store) adapter and the original Master System Mega Drive, Master System console or in fact.

Even games for the Mega Drive 32X accessory are supported. For this you need to have accessory coupled 32X. Connecting Mega Everdrive at 32X you can play all the games Mega Drive and 32X. The only game that does not work Mega Drive Mega EverDrive is in Virtua Racing, because it uses a special chip in the cartridge. All other work, including Virtua Racing 32X.

The Mega Everdrive has 128Mbits (16 MBytes) the SDRAM, which 80Mbits (10 MBytes) can be used for gaming. This is enough to store any game commercial Megadrive. The cartridge firmware can be updated using the SD card itself, just download the new firmware on the developer's site, krikzz.com. The load of the game is virtually instantaneous, taking only 1 or 2 seconds. The USB port is for developers homebrew and future developments. The Mega EverDrive also makes the function of cheaters, Game Genie e Play-Action Replay. Just activate the option from the menu and insert the codes. Another option is to play WAV files on the console.

The menu system is accessible by EverDrive joystick within the game itself, in other words, you either need to get off the couch to change the game. Ultimately, Mega EverDrive is one of the best purchases I've ever made. Meu Mega Drive III da Tec Toy (I had also an American Sega Genesis – first – in my childhood, mas acabou sendo vendido quando eu quis um Super Nintendo 🙁 ) left the original box which was resting for some time and returned to be installed on TV thanks to Mega EverDrive, addition of cables and converters I used to connect it via SCART RGB and HDMI, which I will in future articles.

Mega EverDrive the package Retrogate

Mega EverDrive the package Retrogate

Mega EverDrive, in bubble wrap that came packed

Mega EverDrive, in bubble wrap that came packed

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive

Mega EverDrive compartment cartridges Mega Drive

Mega EverDrive compartment cartridges Mega Drive

A Retrogate Store is the store's own developer Mega EverDrive, of Ucrania krikzz. Cartridges acquired here comes straight from Ukraine. Mine was purchased on 20/01/2013, sent a few days later. He came to Brazil in the day 28/01 and on day 15/02 delivered, no taxes.

Data Local Situation
15/02/2013 09:54 CSD (Removed) Delivery Effected
15/02/2013 09:24 CSD (Removed) Out for delivery
28/01/2013 13:57 UNIT international traffic SAO PAULO – SAO PAULO / SP Awarded
Received / Brazil

The packet is sent as a letter, very discreet, handwritten, has no form CN22. And here I close the article on Mega EverDrive with a very positive recommendation for the product and for Retrogate Store.

About the author


Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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  1. 1
    Michael Douglas

    This everdrive works with the MegaDrive games in memory? I have a MD with silver Tectoy 60 games in memory and input to the cartridge you know if it works? Welcome!

    1. 1.1

      If you have input cartridge is to work, Everdrive works because such a cartridge which, in other words, the program it runs natively on the Mega Drive as if it were a game.
      Only I can not guarantee that these works Mega Drive's latest Tec Toy because they do not use the original hardware from Sega, they perform the Mega Drive games through emulators, then the behavior of these emulators as Everdrive may not be the same as that of a real Genesis.

  2. 2

    Skooter bro it works on mega drive 1 Japanese without being unlocked without the Megakey? one big hug

    1. 2.1

      It's for work yes. He has no regional lock and even has a feature to circumvent regional locks ROMs. []s.

      1. 2.1.1

        thank you brother was wearing a eye on this mega'll close business http://rnbtech.com.br/loja/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_63&product_id=106
        also bought a SD2SNES to my playtronic sness earned the tips one big hug.

  3. 3

    Know if I can run the games master system mega drive 3? I heard that the mega 3 não roda jogos do master com o everdrive

    1. 3.1

      Yes, I have a Mega Drive III. It runs the Master System games normally with the Mega Everdrive.

  4. 4

    Sega cdx sera that runs?

    1. 4.1

      Should run.

  5. 5

    In the sega classic vidogame 80 in memory games will wheel?

    1. 5.1

      That I can't say.

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