Allcade: A Game Console In Your Favourite Retro Cartridge

The guys behind the Blotendo are back and Nerdier than ever! This time they’re putting an emulator inside a classic game cartridge! The Kickstarter for the “Allcade” just launched so there’s time to get in on it early still.

Check out the Kickstarter page here.

The Allcade system is nothing new for us. With the Allcade 5000, we made a full sized arcade system with the classic Joystick and Pushbutton action (and we did away with the coinslot!). The next system was the Allcade 1000, because not everyone has the room to have a full standing cabinet system in their home. The Allcade 1000 simply hooks up to your TV via HDMI Cable and power source. 

While working on another project (The Blotendo) the idea was born for the 8Bit Allcade. Could we make everything fit into an old Nintendo Cartridge? after a few quick measurements, we decided to make it happen.

The first attempt was a crude mockup, but worked pretty well. We were able to get games playing, but could we do more? With a few tweaks to the system, we were able to simplify things so that the average person could pick it up, plug it in and start playing. Now we’re getting somewhere.

To get the feel right, we started to look for controllers and cases that would work perfectly with each system. Slowly but surely, we’ve been able to piece together everything that we need in order to run an emulator with the full classic feel we remember from decades ago.

 

The 8 Bit Allcade comes in a classic NES style Cartridge with at least One 8 Bit Allcade Controller and the power supply.

 

The 16 Bit Allcade comes in a classic SNES style Cartridge with at least one 16 Bit Allcade Controller and the power supply. The 16Bit Allcade is Backwards compatible and will play all  8Bit Games. 

 

The 64 Bit Allcade comes in a classic N64 style Cartridge with at least One 64 Bit Allcade Controller and the power supply. The 64 Bit Allcade is Backwards compatible and will play all 16Bit and 8Bit Games.