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Full emulation for your favorite retro games. Our system is plug and play ready with controller and everything you need.
Thanks to all our amazing Kickstarter backers ALLCADE is a real thing. Get yours at
Thanks to all our amazing Kickstarter backers ALLCADE is a real thing. Get yours at
125 backers pledged CA$ 23,848 to help bring this project to life.

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ALLCADE: A Game Console In Your Favorite Retro Cartridge

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 The Allcade Itty Bitty Series (8,16 and 64 Bit Allcade) is a new addition to our existing product line. The Allcade 5000 is a full sized arcade system with the classic Joystick and push button 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. 

All of the Allcade systems are powered with a modified Raspberry Pi 3, made to fit into the case of choice. You can add more games to the emulator via a USB drive and our customized operating system will instantly recognize and install new games.

We use a customized Raspberry Pi 3 to power our system
We use a customized Raspberry Pi 3 to power our system

 

Each system comes with:

- 1 pocket sized console, ready to plug in and play.
- At least 1 Controller designed to work perfectly with the console you choose.
- 1 power source and cord for your console and controllers.
- At least 1 retro style game, that is open source and ready to play. 
- The ability to drag and drop your gaming files onto your console via USB flash drive. 

NO Soldering

NO programming

NO assembly

Just plug in and you're ready to play. Its that simple.

 

 Building custom boards is not cheap. To keep costs as low as possible, a minimum order is required. 

Reaching our campaign goals will cover the costs of the minimum orders, prototyping, and provide us with everything we need to stock up our shop and be ready for continuous production. 

 

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Risks and challenges

The 8Bit and 16Bit Allcade systems work great and are ready to ship. The 64Bit Allcade is backwards compatible, meaning it will run the 8 and 16 Bit games with no problem. There are however a few 64 bit titles that will push the limits of our system and may lag without specific tuning to your system.

Check out our daily videos to see real world game play of all 3 systems.
8-Bit ALLCADE Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

16-Bit ALLCADE Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

64-Bit ALLCADE Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $30

    Do It Yourself ALLCADE

    ~$30 USD

    NOTE: Don’t know how to solder? Don’t know what a Pi3 is? No problem, just skip over this pledge and look at the ones below. All other pledges come plug-and-play ready with no technical know how necessary.

    /****DIY Kits require soldering and basic electronic tinkering skills****/

    Like to build your own gadgets? With our DIY kit you just need to supply your own Raspberry Pi + power supply to assemble your own ALLCADE system!

    Each DIY Kit comes with: 1 NES style game case with full color label, 1 NES style controller, 1 laser cut faceplate, our custom printed circuit board with required hardware (headers etc), low profile USB ports and 8 GB Micro SD card preloaded with the ALLCADE software.

    Want to build the 16 Bit ALLCADE system instead? Add $5 (~$4 usd) to your pledge for software upgrade, 16 GB SD card, 16-bit laser cut faceplate, Basic aluminium heat sink, SNES game case and controller upgrade.

    Want to build the complete 64 Bit fully backwards compatible ALLCADE System? Add $26 (~$20USD) to your pledge for software, 16 GB SD card, N64 style controller, and intelligent active cooling fan upgrade. (Fan automatically turns on as the system temperature rises, thus maintaining temperature while minimizing fan noise)

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    Pledge CA$ 99 or more About $73

    Super Early Bird Special

    8bit Allcade package with 1 controller.
    Shipping anywhere in the world. Comes with everything you need to start playing 8 bit games right out of the box!

    Early Bird Ships with 4GB Built in Memory for your games.

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    Pledge CA$ 149 or more About $111

    8 Bit Allcade - 1 Player

    8bit Allcade packages with 1 controller. Shipping anywhere in the world. Comes with everything you need to start playing 8 bit games right out of the box!

    8 Bit Allcade ships with 8GB Memory for your games.

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    Pledge CA$ 164 or more About $122

    8 Bit Allcade - 2 Player

    8bit Allcade packages with 2 controllers. Shipping anywhere in the world. Comes with everything you need to start playing 8 bit games right out of the box!
    8 Bit Allcade ships with 8GB Memory for your games.

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    Pledge CA$ 169 or more About $125

    16 Bit Allcade - 1 Player

    16 bit Allcade package with 1 controller. Shipping anywhere in the world. Comes with everything you need to start playing 16 bit and 8 bit games right out of the box!

    16 Bit Allcade ships with 8GB Memory for your games.

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    Pledge CA$ 189 or more About $140

    16 Bit Allcade - 2 Player

    16 bit Allcade package with 2 controllers. Shipping anywhere in the world. Comes with everything you need to start playing 16 bit and 8 bit games right out of the box!

    16 Bit Allcade ships with 8GB Memory for your games.

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    Pledge CA$ 199 or more About $148

    64 Bit Allcade - 1 Player

    64 bit Allcade package with 1 controller. Shipping anywhere in the world. Comes with everything you need to start playing 64 bit, 16 bit and 8 bit games, right out of the box!

    64 Bit Allcade ships with 16GB Memory for your games.

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    Pledge CA$ 219 or more About $162

    64 Bit Allcade - 2 Player

    64 bit Allcade package with 2 controllers. Shipping anywhere in the world. Comes with everything you need to start playing 64 bit, 16 bit and 8 bit games, right out of the box!

    64 Bit Allcade ships with 16GB Memory for your games.

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    Pledge CA$ 499 or more About $370

    For the Collector

    When backwards compatibility isn't enough.
    This pledge allows you to play each generation of game in its proper cartridge and with the right controller. Oh, and did I mention that all three systems ship with 2 controllers.

    1x 8 Bit Allcade
    2x 8 Bit Controllers
    1x 16 Bit Allcade
    2x 16 Bit Controllers
    1x 64 Bit Allcade
    2x 64 Bit Controllers

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