EverDrive-N8 (Base) [NES]

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EverDrive-N8 (Base) [NES]


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This is the Base version of the EverDrive-N8 for the NES, nothing fancy. It comes assembled in a gray shell with basic label*

 *This shell is not made by the manufacturer (Krikzz).  It is a third-party shell that is CNC-cut by Stone Age Gamer.

Ever dream of having your whole library of NES games in a single cartridge? The EverDrive-N8 for NES allows you to load your game back-ups (commonly known as ROMs) on an SD card, put the SD card into the EverDrive-N8, put the EverDrive-N8 into an NES system and have your list of games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.


  • AO
  • Bad Street Brawler
    Bad Street Brawler
  • Beerslinger
  • Blow 'em Out
    Blow 'em Out
  • Carpet Shark
    Carpet Shark
  • Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum
    Dash Galaxy
  • Eliminator
    Eliminator: Boat Duel
  • Family Picross
    Family Picross
  • From Below
    From Below
  • Get 'em Gary
    Get 'em Gary
  • Hostages (aka Rescue)
  • The Immortal
    The Immortal
  • KUBO 3
    KUBO 3
  • Little Lancelot
    Little Lancelot
  • Mermaids of Atlantis: The Riddle of the Magic Bubble
    Mermaids of Atlantis
  • MetalMech
  • Motor City Patrol
    Motor City Patrol
  • The Mutant Virus
    The Mutant Virus
  • Nightshade
  • Noah's Ark
    Noah's Ark
  • Perfect Pair
    Perfect Pair
  • Plummet Challenge Game
    Plummet Challenge Game
  • Power Punch II
    Power Punch II
  • Pyramids of Ra
    Pyramids of Ra
  • Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston
  • Target Renegade
    Target Renegade
  • Thunderbolt
  • Treasure Master
    Treasure Master

  • Officially Licensed From:Piko InteractiveSecond DimensionFistaSJ Games

Basic Edition vs. Deluxe Edition

The Basic Edition comes with just the EverDrive-N8 for NES cartridge with a gray back label in the selected style or configuration covered by a 1-year Warranty. Whereas the Deluxe Edition includes the cartridge with a gold back label, a case, printed manual, a EverDrive-N8 sticker, EverDrive-N8 controller overlay, Stone Age Gamer sticker, and is covered by a 2-year Warranty.


  • NES, Famicom, and Twin Famicom systems are supported.* Works with many NES/FC clones as well.
  • Cart supports NES, Famicom, and FDS ROM images.
  • Automatic disk side swap for FDS.
  • Expansion audio.**
  • Save State functionality.
  • Game Genie cheat code support.
  • Automatically backs-up saves to SD card. There is no need to push reset before shutting down the system.***
  • Mapper support can be extended via software updates. As easy as loading new mappers files on SD card.
  • FAT / FAT16 / FAT32 file system formats are supported.
  • Supports SD (SD & SDHC) cards up to 32GB.
  • Quick loading of game files (approx. 4-8 seconds).
  • Powerful Cyclone II FPGA.
  • 2 x 512Kbyte SRAM for PRG and CHR data.
  • 128Kbyte battery backed memory. It write save data to SD.
  • Max II CPLD to handle FPGA reconfiguration, BIOS and SD interfaces.
  • 1Mbyte flash BIOS.
  • Voltage shift buffers on PPU and CPU bus for matching levels between 5v NES bus and 3.3 EverDrive bus. Far better than simple resistor buffers at reducing noise and power consumption.

*Famicom version of cart requires Famicom to NES adapter to be used with NES. NES version of cart requires NES to Famicom adapter to be used with Famicom.
** Only Famicom can output expansion sound without modification. NES systems require modification to support this feature.
*** FDS is the only exception, user should push the reset button on system to get back to main menu before than shutting down the system, otherwise FDS save data will be lost.

EverDrive-N8 Original vs. EverDrive-N8 Pro:


A) PIRACY – Stone Age Gamer Retroworks, Inc. ("Stone Age Gamer") does not support or condone piracy. Flash carts and similar devices Stone Age Gamer sells and supports are intended to be used only for the following purposes: development, playing games licensed by Stone Age Gamer for use with the product, and/or playing currently owned personally backed-up games and media where it is legal to do so. Stone Age Gamer does not offer support for any other use of this product.

B) PERSONAL BACK-UPS – In many territories it is legal to make back-ups for personal use and/or archival purposes, however it may not be legal in all territories. Please learn the national and local laws regarding this subject before making back-ups for personal use. Please note, in most territories "Personal Back-up" means exactly that; back-ups you made yourself of games you currently own. This often does not include back-ups obtained via other methods (i.e. downloading), even if it is a game you physically own.

C) DAMAGE – Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage of property this product may cause. This is a new product intended to be used on electronic hardware that exceeds two decades in age and Stone Age Gamer can’t guarantee the condition of such hardware. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

D) MODIFICATION & USE – Any unauthorized modification and/or non-intended use of this or any other flash cart product sold by Stone Age Gamer shall void both manufacturer and retailer warranties of that product.

E) CLONE / MODIFIED CONSOLES – Flash carts were developed and intended to be used on un-modified original hardware using original hardware accessories. Stone Age Gamer does not guarantee flash cart operation on clone consoles or modified consoles. Flash carts may operate on some clone consoles or modified consoles. However, due to power consumption changes, random hardware changes and/or firmware updates of those consoles we cannot offer a guarantee of flash cart compatibility. Any returns due to incompatibility with clone consoles or modified consoles will result in no refund of any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee if no defect is found during testing.

12 Reviews

  • 5
    Everdrive N8

    Posted by Eric R Walchli on Sep 10th 2021

    Combined with my newly modded OG controllers and my AVS this is the best NES experience I have ever had. You may not get as many homebrews or savestates but if your looking for just good old Nintendo, either NA, JP, or PAL you got it right here without looking further.

  • 5
    Ever Drive N8 Pro

    Posted by Christopher Kozicky on May 17th 2021

    This thing is incredible! Very easy to install the needed software and to load games. The menu system is intuitive and snappy and the save/load screen is very easy to use. This will save me so much wear and tear on my console not having to constantly switch out games. Well worth the investment. Stone Age Gamer was wonderful
    To work with and shipped incredibly fast. I recommend this to anybody who still enjoys playing their old NES games!

  • 5
    Great product all around

    Posted by Paul on May 13th 2021

    Great product in every way. Works perfect for having all your NES games stored on while your originals are safe from wear and tear. Plays like the originals and shell and label from SAG is super high quality.

  • 5
    Perfect for speedrunning!

    Posted by FBS on May 12th 2021

    I bought the Everdrive N8 about 3 years ago from Stone Age Gamer, and I use it all the time. It supports everything I want to play, and the built-in savestate support is perfect if you want to repeatedly practice part of a game. If you're thinking about getting into speedrunning, you'll see that Everdrives are very popular. Now there's also the N8 Pro which was released sometime after I bought the N8. Personally, I think you can't go wrong with either choice.

  • 5

    Posted by William Kimble on Apr 10th 2021

    I absolutely love it and I have had zero problems with it!

  • 5
    Helped Revive a Seemingly Dead Console

    Posted by M. Murphy on Aug 12th 2020

    I was about at the end of collecting for the NES after a string of terrible luck with 72 pin adapters across my NES consoles. I purchased a Blinking Light Win to get my main NES working again and a base Everdrive to feel the passion again. The software meets my needs and loads quickly. It's a major quality of life improvement.

  • 5
    Perfect, no real issues.

    Posted by Michael Pruitt on May 28th 2020

    Aside from a translation that was too big I've ran into zero issues here and am super happy.

  • 5
    Absolutely fantastic, and room for growth

    Posted by Troy D on Nov 27th 2018

    The Everdrive series of flashcarts is the best you can buy, hands down. Krikzz's ingenious use of an FPGA allows for new games to be supported all the time, and features to be added to the everdrive software. I've had absolutely zero problems with SD card configuration, it's "Drag'n'derp" all the way through. While the OS may seem bare, it's incredibly well-thought-out and perfectly serves its purpose, with a few extra features added in. The only game I wanted to play that was incompatible is The Legend of Link, but that wasn't even a retail release and supporting it would increase the cost of the cart. A built-in .nsf player would be nice to utilize the extra sound chip emulation, but that's a really niche thing. This is an all-around fantastic product and Stone Age Gamer's presentation only serves to enhance it.

  • 5
    Review from Jimmy Ipock

    Posted by Jimmy Ipock on Apr 28th 2016

    There is no better flash cart for the NES, this is a masterpiece.