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EverDrive-N8 (Pitch Black) [NES]

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EverDrive-N8 (Pitch Black) [NES]

 

SD Card

This Pitch Black version of the EverDrive-N8 [NES] was discovered in Singe's...Dragon's Lair. This cartridge comes assembled in a black cartridge shell*, deluxe red label and is held together with silver phillips screws.

 *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.

28 FREE DIGITAL GAMES INCLUDED

  • AO
    AO
  • Bad Street Brawler
    Bad Street Brawler
  • Beerslinger
    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)
    Hostages
  • 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
    MetalMech
  • Motor City Patrol
    Motor City Patrol
  • The Mutant Virus
    The Mutant Virus
  • Nightshade
    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
    Stanley
  • Target Renegade
    Target Renegade
  • Thunderbolt
    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, Stone Age Gamer sticker, and is covered by a 2-year Warranty.

Features

  • 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:


FLASH CART DISCLAIMER

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.

1 Review

  • 4
    Works Well, But Why Not Make It More User-Friendly?

    Posted by Dan W on May 28th 2021

    I'm pretty new to the world of Everdrive; this came as a recommendation from a friend. I knew basically how it would work: load game ROM backups onto a memory card, and then load them up in the NES with the card in this device. However there are no official instructions to my knowledge. The website has a download page with an OS which is a folder of files. The site has release notes, but no user guide. I had to search forums to find instructions explaining that the OS and ROMS should be saved into separate folders on the card. While simple enough, why not provide official instructions for this? To make matters worse, once I booted up the device on the NES, I could see my ROMS folder, but pressing the Start button resulted in an Error. Apparently the buttons are mapped for B to confirm or open a folder. Start only plays a game after it has been loaded once. This is not intuitive at all, and found this baffling. Finally, one of the hallmark features I was excited about was save-states. Again, I found in a forum how to do this. I do see a mention of a save state button config in an old Release Note on the website, but the new default button combo changed from the original.

    Once I learned the loading process and button configurations, the device worked well. It completely felt like playing on the original cartridge. I did have a couple crashes, but can't in confidence attribute this to the device as it may be the fault of the old connector in my console. One thing however that would have been nice would be a more welcoming bootup menu. I know the NES is primitive but even a title and some graphics in the UI would go a long way to make the experience more warming.

    While a better UI would certainly be nice to have, I see the lack of manual as a significant oversight in this product presentation. I understand a printed manual would incur extra cost, but why not at the very least provide a digital manual on the website? Better yet, you could add the button config text to the in game menu via the OS. There are many options with minimal overhead and upkeep.

    All in all I'm happy with how the device works, but a small effort would go a long way to make the product more user friendly and in essence present itself much more professionally.