Evercade today announced a brand new cartridge featuring two award nominated indie games – Xeno Crisis and Tanglewood – titled the ‘Xeno Crisis & Tanglewood’ Dual Game Cartridge for Evercade.

The announcement confirms their 12th cartridge and is the first to showcase their commitment to ‘new’ content (with both of these titles releasing originally in 2018).

The cartridge will be released on the same date as their recently announced Atari Lynx cartridge – a yet confirmed date in Q3 2020.

Evercade is a brand new handheld games console with unique multi-game cartridges. So far they have confirmed cartridges featuring games from Namco Museum, Interplay, Atari, Data East, Technos, Piko Interactive, Mega Cat Studios, Songbird Productions and now adding Bitmap Bureau and Big Evil Corporation.

We’re very excited to have the opportunity to bring Xeno Crisis to the excellent Evercade handheld, a device we’ve been monitoring since we first heard about it. Having tested Xeno Crisis on the Evercade we were impressed not only with the build quality, but also by the standard of the emulation, and it is quite possibly the best way to play the Mega Drive version in portable form. The Evercade team are as passionate as we are about retro gaming, and we hope that this evolves into a long-term partnership.”- commented Matt Cope, Bitmap Bureau Technical Director.

The cartridge will be available in Q3 2020. Pre orders will be announced shortly. Visit evercade.co.uk for more information.

About Xeno Crisis

Xeno Crisis is a top-down arena shooter originally designed for the Sega Mega Drive from Bitmap Bureau. In Xeno Crisis you take control of battle-hardened marines embarking on a deadly mission to confront an alien menace! Run and gun your way through thousands of adversaries, searching for survivors, and ultimately facing the origin of the outpost’s demise.


A successfully Kickstarted project from 2017, Xeno Crisis has been nominated for awards and delivers a truly excellent retro shooter experience.

Players have several weapons at their disposal, but ammo is limited so players must constantly be on the move, grabbing new weapons and extra ammo as they go. When a room has been cleared of all hostiles the player can choose which exit to take, with the aim being to rescue any of the colony’s inhabitants who might still be alive, and then progress to the area’s boss. There are 7 areas in total, each with their own enemies, hazards, secrets and gameplay nuances.

About Tanglewood

TANGLEWOOD® is a brand new and original game for the Sega Mega Drive, now available on Evercade cartridge following its successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016. A true 16-bit, nostalgic platforming experience running, that will make fans of gaming’s golden era feel warm and fuzzy.

Set in a fictional world, the game follows a young creature, Nymn, who is separated from the family pack after the sun sets. Unable to get back to the safety of the underground home, Nymn must find a way to survive the night terrors and get to morning.

TANGLEWOOD’s world is a dangerous one after dark, and Nymn must use skills of evasion, special abilities, traps and trickery to defeat predators.


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