Retro Arcade Handheld Super Pocket Announced With Classic Arcade Games Galore

If you love Capcom or Taito arcade games, then the new Super Pocket retro handheld is absolutely for you.


Published: July 12, 2023 10:39 AM /

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The Capcom and Taito editions of the new Super Pocket handheld side-by-side

The brilliantly-named HyperMegaTech has announced the Super Pocket, a new retro arcade handheld that comes complete with a bunch of classic arcade titles for you to enjoy. It comes in two editions: the Capcom Edition and the Taito Edition, both of which have a different lineup of games.

The Super Pocket Capcom Edition boasts an impressive 12 games, only one of which isn't technically an arcade game. Its lineup includes original arcade versions of Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting1942, and Final Fight, as well as the home console version of 1987's Mega Man.

If you're more of a Taito fan, then the Super Pocket Taito Edition comes with a whopping 17 games, including Space InvadersBubble Bobble, and Elevator Action, and you'll also get Space Invaders '91, a home console game that was released for the Genesis in the early 90s. Hey, it's not on the Genesis Mini or Genesis Mini 2!

Each console comes in a different color scheme inspired by the logos of their respective studios. HyperMegaTech says they've both got simple, straightforward user interfaces, and that they both also come with an Easy Mode, as well as save states, so that you can get past some of their games' tougher levels. Arcade games could be pretty brutal, after all!

Lest you think 12 and 17 games respectively isn't enough, both Super Pocket consoles will also support Evercade's cartridge system, introduced for consoles like the Evercade EXP. This means you'll have access to a potential lineup of over 500 games if you want to expand your Super Pocket's library.

Here's the full lineup of games for the Super Pocket Capcom Edition:

  • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
  • 1942
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Final Fight
  • Strider
  • 1943
  • 1944: The Loop Master
  • Bionic Commando
  • Captain Commando
  • Forgotten Worlds
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: MERC
  • Mega Man (home console)

And here's what you're getting with the Super Pocket Taito Edition:

  • Space Invaders
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Operation Wolf
  • The NewZealand Story
  • Rastan
  • Cadash
  • Chack'n Pop
  • Don Doko Don
  • Elevator Action
  • The Fairyland Story
  • Football Champ
  • Growl
  • Kiki Kaikai
  • The Legend of Kage
  • Liquid Kids
  • Volified
  • Space Invaders '91 (home console)

The Super Pocket launches in October, and pre-orders for both versions will open on July 14th via selected retailers. They'll cost $59 apiece.

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