The Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe was acquired in Stone Age Gamer. It is the evolution of Master Everdrive, that I showed here in Skooter Blog. With it you can record game ROMs of pictures Master System on a microSD card and play them on a real console, exactly like the original cartridge.
Furthermore, the Master Everdrive X7 supports Save states, through a menu that can be triggered with a combination of buttons, within the game. In addition to all Master System games, you can also play all the SG-1000 games, they are compatible with the Master System, albeit with a color palette somewhat strange. The load of the games of both systems is instantaneous.
At the time I acquired the first Master Everdrive I no more had a Master System. The idea was to use it in conjunction with the PowerBase Mini FM to be able to play Master System games with Yamaha YM2413 FM sound chip on my Mega Drive, as it was originally only possible on the Master System Japanese.
But all this was in the now distant year 2015. Since then I got a Master System and then one Mega EverDrive X7 Deluxe Edition, that implements the YM2413 in your FPGA, eliminating the PowerBase Mini FM.
Since the Master Everdrive X7 It was released I was watching him, mainly because of three characteristics that he alone has:
- Save States through a handy menu within the game
- Instant load
- Soft Reset to the menu
The Save states They allow you to save the game state at any time, Loading and then stopped where. It's something that was hitherto only possible with emulators. This type of facility is very worthwhile in adulthood, where it is often not possible to get consecutive hours to finish playing a game, as in childhood. With Save states just save and continue later.
Save states They are also a form of “cheat”, back to the point where the game was saved after falter and lose a life, for example. It's not something that I wont use, but I confess I was as I finished Alex Kidd in Miracle World an emulator there at the beginning of the last decade. Ô tough little game!
The instantaneous load is also a very nice feature. The Master Everdrive original uses flash memory, what causes it to take a while to record the image of the ROMs in memory. The Master Everdrive X7 uses RAM, such which Mega Everdrive and the SD2SNES, so that the load is instantaneous.
The Master Everdrive X7 also eliminates this bad feeling that every exchange games, um ciclo de gravação da memória flash se vai, que ocorre com o Master Everdrive. Sei que isso é bobagem, pois com o pouco que eu jogo hoje em dia, provavelmente deixarei esse mundo muito antes da memória flash do Master Everdrive pifar. Mas não deixa de ser um fator psicológico que incomoda. On Master Everdrive X7 dá para trocar de jogo à vontade, pois a memória RAM não tem durabilidade relacionada com a quantidade de gravações.
Por fim, the soft reset permite voltar ao menu e escolher outro jogo sem precisar ir até o console para desliga-lo e liga-lo novamente. Não é sedentarismo, é comodidade 😛 Além disso, evita o desgaste desnecessário do switch from the console.
As I said, eu estava de olho no Master Everdrive X7 for quite some time. Não era prioridade, mas às vezes eu temia pelo dia em que o Krikzz vai se encher e parar de fabrica-lo. The push came with the missing black friday, where the Stone Age Gamer He gave discount 20% All Everdrives and SD2SNES.
Choice of Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe
I opted for the version Deluxe from the Master Everdrive X7 on account of the extra Stone Age Gamer They are very cool: with the box insert, printed manual, adhesives, and warranty 3 years (em vez of 1 year in simple version).
You can choose the cartridge label color between black, white, red, Purple, blue, green, turquoise and orange. I opted for red. For me cartridge label Master System it's red. I know that later changed to blue, but for me they will always be red.
I not opted for the purchase with the included microSD card. On Master Everdrive Deluxe a Stone Age Gamer also included an SD customized label. But not Mega Everdrive X 7 Deluxe the microSD card has nothing special. It's just a common microSD Sandisk. I believe in Master Everdrive Deluxe would equal, so I chose to buy separadadamente.
Unboxing and Tests
The package arrived in just 10 calendar days and was not taxed. Came nicely packed as usual with Stone Age Gamer. Check out the photos unboxing and testing of the Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe:
Also check out this video of unboxing from the Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe:
Also check out this video of the tests with Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe:
It is worth noting that despite the declared value by Stone Age Gamer the form CN22 be low, in invoice that comes out of the box the value that appears is the true. It never happened to the IRS look invoice and tax, but it is a risk.
The cartridge itself is also very well done. The label, red screws, Golden label on the back. All very neat.
The first microSD card that used to Master Everdrive X7 It was forged, to speak in a future article. This explains the error that appears in the IO screenshots. I was reimbursed for the fake and got a document with another vendor, who then worked perfectly.
The menu within the game is accessed by default by pressing the directional button up and more buttons 1 and 2. This combination can be exchanged, since there may be games that use this combination to some function within the game itself.
The menu appears in both Master System games as in SG-1000 games. But it is important to note that it only works on the Master System. The Master Everdrive X7 It works on Mega Drive with adapter use, but in this case the menu within the game does not work.
The Master Everdrive X7 most likely is the definitive version of Everdrive for the Master System. The Krikzz has said on occasion that this is one of Everdrives less sell, which probably is because the Master System have not done much success the world (Brazil was the exception) and because the Mega Drive with Mega Everdrive already allow play all Master System games, with the exception of those who need the 3D glasses.
I believe that even this version X7 has only been released for the Krikzz could standardize Everdrive line components, remove old components that are getting expensive and hard to find, and reduce production costs.
These are the tracking information package, obtained in the USPS Web site:
December 4, 2018, 4:35 pm Delivered BRAZIL Your item was delivered in BRAZIL at 4:35 pm on December 4, 2018. November 30, 2018, 1:47 pm Processed through Facility CURITIBA, BRAZIL November 30, 2018, 12:51 pm Processed Through Facility BRAZIL November 29, 2018, 8:27 am Departed SAO PAULO, BRAZIL November 28, 2018, 8:33 pm Departed MIAMI, UNITED STATES November 27, 2018, 6:53 pm Departed MIAMI, UNITED STATES November 27, 2018, 2:21 pm Departed CHICAGO, UNITED STATES November 27, 2018, 8:16 am Arrived CHICAGO, UNITED STATES November 27, 2018, 12:58 am Processed Through Regional Facility CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER November 26, 2018, 3:28 pm Departed USPS Regional Facility CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER November 26, 2018 In Transit to Next Facility November 26, 2018, 3:28 am Arrived at Regional Facility CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER November 25, 2018, 12:57 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER November 25, 2018, 4:54 am Departed USPS Regional Facility WARRENDALE PA DISTRIBUTION CENTER November 24, 2018, 10:54 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility WARRENDALE PA DISTRIBUTION CENTER November 24, 2018, 7:15 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility YOUNGSTOWN OH DISTRIBUTION CENTER November 24, 2018, 3:35 pm USPS picked up item SALEM, OH 44460 November 24, 2018, 12:20 pm Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item SALEM, OH 44460
These are the tracking information package, obtained on the site of the station:
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|Object out for delivery to the recipient|
INDAIATUBA / SP
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution in Unit REMOVED / SP
CAJAMAR / SP
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
CURITIBA / PR
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
|Customs supervision terminated
Visit My environment Imports
|Object received by the post Office of Brazil|
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA /
from country to UNITED STATES of AMERICA / countries in International treatment unit / BR
|Product Name:||Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe|
|Name Original:||Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe|
|Store:||Stone Age Gamer|
|Current value:||R$ 502,69 (US$ 133,99)|
|Shipping Type:||USPS First Class International|
|Shipping Fee:||R$ 57,02|
|Package Home Country:||U.S.|
|Time in Transit:||10 days|
|Declared content:||video game accessory|
|Type Marked Content:||Merchandise|
|Declared Value:||US$ 10,31|
I was quite pleased with the Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe. Of course it is not an essential update for those who already have the first Master Everdrive. But the addition of Save states and instantaneous load are nonetheless very interesting additional.
For those who have a Master System and do not have a Everdrive for him, this is an investment that is definitely worth. Not cheap, but the used cartridges Master System are also not. With the Master Everdrive you can play all the games console at least a half dozen price more or less rare cartridges in good condition.