‘Morphcat Collection’ Brings Homebrew NES Goodness To The Evercade Family

Blaze has just announced the next Evercade release, and it’s one with a strong NES focus.

Morphcat Games Collection 1 will include five games from the titular German studio, including the “massive local multiplayer hit” Micro Mages. A brand-new expansion game, Micro Mages Second Quest, will also get its debut on this Evercade pack.

Here are the included games:

  • Micro Mages
  • Spacegulls
  • Böbl
  • Super Bat Puncher Demo
  • Micro Mages Second Quest

And here’s some PR:

Morphcat Games’ standout hit, Micro Mages is now an infamous title, not just because of its incredible 4-player local co-op play, but also their open approach to the development process. The studio has talked at length about the challenges in developing a new modern game for original hardware in just 40kb. Their intention was to create a game designed today, but with the same limitations as developers in the 1980s, writing the game in 6502 ASM coding language. And Micro Mages was the result.

That means that the game is not only a great 8-bit game but one that would have been playable like any other back in the 1980s. Alongside this, Spacegulls is an enjoyable platformer that is often used for speedrunning competitions and was recently featured in Games Done Quick’s charity event. Bobl is a fun platformer that challenges players’ skills in negotiating tricky passages through water whilst trying not to burst.

Alongside the three main games are two bonus titles. The long-loved Super Bat Puncher Demo is here in all of its demo glory, and the aforementioned first publication of the expanded Micro Mages Second Quest.

Pre-orders for Morpchat Games Collection 1 start on March 31st, with the pack going on sale on May 31st.

Blaze is also teasing something Intellivision-related for later today:

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