Mega EverDrive X5 (Base Smoke)

PCB Version: Model 16 Rev. A (X5)
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Mega EverDrive X5 (Base Smoke)


This is the Base Smoke version of the Mega EverDrive X5, nothing fancy. This cartridge comes assembled with a smoke shell and basic label.

Ever dream of having your whole library of Genesis / Mega-drive games in a single cartridge? The Mega EverDrive X5 allows you to load your personally backed-up games from a microSD card, put the microSD card into the Mega EverDrive X5, put the Mega EverDrive X5 into a Genesis / Mega-drive and have your list of games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.


  • B.O.B.
  • The Humans
    The Humans
  • The Immortal
    The Immortal
  • Risky Woods
    Risky Woods
  • Tinhead
  • Zero Tolerance
    Zero Tolerance

  • Officially Licensed From:Piko Interactive

Basic Edition vs. Deluxe Edition

The Basic Edition comes with just the Mega EverDrive X5 cartridge in the selected style or configuration covered by a 1-year Warranty. Whereas the Deluxe Edition includes the cartridge, a case, printed manual, a Mega EverDrive sticker, Stone Age Gamer sticker, and is covered by a 2-year Warranty.


  • Supports 99% of games from SEGA library.
  • 64mbit (8mbyte) PSRAM.
  • 56mbit (7mbyte) max ROM size.
  • 128Kbyte Battery RAM.
  • FAT32 file system supported.
  • SD cards up to 32GB.
  • Fast loading (2-4 sec).
  • Built in audio playback. GYM, TFC
  • Regular game battery back-up saves.
  • Genesis, Mega-drive, Sega Master System, and 32X games supported (32X games require 32X add-on).
  • Hardware MEGAKEY.
  • CD BIOS loading.
  • CD RAM cart feature.
  • Cheats feature. Game Genie and Play-Action Replay format supported.

X3 vs. X5 vs. X7 vs. Pro vs. MegaSD:


A) PIRACY – Stone Age Gamer Retroworks, Inc. ("Stone Age Gamer") does not support or condone piracy. Flash carts, ODEs (optical drive emulators), 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 / ODEs were developed and intended to be used on un-modified original hardware using original hardware accessories. Stone Age Gamer does not guarantee flash cart / ODE operation on clone consoles or modified consoles. Flash carts / ODEs 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.

9 Reviews

  • 5
    I love this cart!

    Posted by Coleman on Mar 6th 2022

    Ever drives are amazing, I’ve heard nothing but good about them. Pulled the plug and bought my Genesis X5 - love it! Amazing that I can have my full library on one cart.

  • 5
    Mega Everdrive X5

    Posted by Matthew Walsh on Oct 25th 2021

    I LOVE the Everdrive series. This is the second one I've bought and I can use this one for Sega CD ROM backup which is awesome.

  • 5
    Mega Ever Drive X5

    Posted by Reviewer on Aug 21st 2021

    I bought this to run homebrew games/software on original Hardware and also to help me fix old consoles. I might do some game development so I though it might be useful to own. The system works well. It is still to me fairly expensive (I live in Asia). The build quality is excellent though.

  • 5
    Mega EverDrive X5

    Posted by ninja on Aug 4th 2021

    Works very well. Can save games on the SD card! It even works with my 16-bit pocket! I could play Japanese and American games on it. No problems at all.

  • 4

    Posted by Rob on Jun 10th 2021

    Does everything it needs to do. Not the fanciest Everdrive available for the Mega Drive, but if all you want is to get your old console back up and playing some games then accept no substitute.
    The main reason (at least for me) for getting one of these over the X3 would be the ability to save without resetting the console. You won't be getting advanced features like save states, but if you are old enough to have owned a Mega Drive back in the day then you shouldn't need them anyway.

  • 5
    Perfect Middle-Ground

    Posted by Christian on May 16th 2021

    This thing just works. If you don't need savestates or the ability to play Sega-CD games right off of the cart then I believe this is the perfect companion for anyone with a Sega Genesis. It's easy to use, super reliable, and supports tons of great features. Things like doubling as a Sega-CD save cart, and allowing you to play your master system games without an adapter make it worth it without even considering the ability to play all of your Genesis games without swapping carts. This thing is a must-have for every Genesis owner in my opinion, especially if you own a Sega-CD and don't own one of the now expensive save carts to go with it.

  • 5
    Genesis + SMS

    Posted by PJR on May 14th 2021

    Was looking for a solution to play SMS games on my genesis without an adapter for my cartridges. This thing is amazing. The interface is a little dull (at least the Everdrive 64 allows backgrounds), but it functions extremely well. Pause button is a bonus.

  • 5
    Mega Everdrive X5 Review

    Posted by Phil "admiralpete" Starchok on Oct 6th 2020

    I purchased the Mega Everdrive X5 to play hacked games on real hardware. I have also tried vanilla ROMs from No-Intro with this cart. Vanilla ROMs are completely functional, and the main hack I play (Mega Man: The Wily Wars by MotZilla) works perfectly too. This version of the Mega Everdrive DOES NOT play Sega CD Games OOB, and I would not risk bricking my cart to attempt to go beyond what the official firmware does.

  • 5
    You're mom goes to college!

    Posted by Retro Rick on Sep 11th 2020

    This device is amazing and you need to own this piece of hardware! I really cant stress this enough!!! I've been a retro gaming collector for many years now focusing on SEGA. As great as it would be to own the entire original library, today that would be almost impossible and cost in the tens of thousands even if you could locate every single game. No emulation, this is still playing the game the true authentic way, only now you can own every single game ever released but on one cartridge. No more swapping cartridges. No more hunting down impossible rare to find games, Finally owing the entire Mega Drive/Genesis library is now possible and adorable. If you own a Mega Drive/Genesis and don't own this multi-cart, you need to get one now! The cartridge works flawlessly and all games work and load instantly. This really is the best and only way to experience what the Mega Drive/Genesis has to offer.