Everdrive Info

With some many different EverDrive flashcarts on the market and multiple versions for each console, it can be hard to pick the correct one. We have created this buyers guide to help and assist you in choosing the correct EverDrive.


1. What is a EverDrive?

2. Who is it for?

3. Why is the Krikzz range the best?

4. How does the EverDrive work?

    4.1. What you need to use the EverDrive

    4.2. SD Cards

    4.3. OS & Games

    4.4 User Interface

1. What is a EverDrive?

An EverDrive is a regular looking game cartridge which has a slot for a SD card at the top of the cartridge which enables you to back-up your original game files (roms), play translated games & homebrew and is designed to work on real hardware and certain clone consoles and behave like a real game cartridge without any sound, graphical and lag issues. 

The great thing about the EverDrive is that you can store all your games (roms) onto a single SD card.



2. Who is it for?

The EverDrive is perfect for retro gamers and collectors who do not want to ruin there original game cartridges due to wear and tear issues so they can back-up the game roms onto a SD card and plug into the EverDrive which then slots into the console cartridge slot. It basically can hold all your game library onto a single SD card and when the console is turned on it will offer a list of all the games you have on the SD card and you can choose which one to load.

Whilst emulation is great, it tends to have lots of issues as games never seem to run perfectly due to sound, graphics and frame rate issues.


3. Why is the Krikzz range the best?

The EverDrive range by Krikzz is regarded as the best available by retro gamers and collectors. Since Krikzz launched his range way back in 2010, other companies started to copy the Krikzz range and attempt to make their own cheap version of EverDrive flashcarts, which have major issues such as lots of games not working, blank screens, crashing, performance & sound issues. The Krikzz range is designed to help preserve collectors original game cartridges as they can back-up their entire collection onto one SD card and use with the EverDrive. 


4. How does the EverDrive work?

Using a EverDrive is extremely easy and is virtually plug and play. You simply back-up you original game roms onto a SD card along with the operating system for the EverDrive which is available to download for free. You then insert the SD card into the EverDrive card slot and plug the EverDrive into your original or clone console, and that is it!

See video in how to insert SD card


4.1. What you need to use the EverDrive?

You need a original or clone console, SD card and a EverDrive. For example, to use a Super Everdrive or Sd2Snes you will need a Super Nintendo or a clone console such as the Retro Duo , a EverDrive and the roms of your legally owned games. 

To use a Super or  Sd2Snes you need:

[1] Super Nintendo Console (including power supply, AV cable and controller) or clone console such as Retro Duo

[2]  Super Everdrive or  Sd2Snes 

[3] SD card


4.2. SD Memory Cards

The EverDrive range use either SD or micro SD cards to store your games and firmware. It is essential that original cards are used and not fake cards as the EverDrive's are not compatible with fake cards. Always use branded original SD/Micro SD cards with the best being SDHC class 6-10. The cards need to be formatted in FAT/FAT 32.

EverDrive's that work with SD card: EverDrive 64 V2/V3,  Super Everdrive   Sd2Snes , N8 & N8 Famicom.

EverDrive's that work with Micro SD card: Turbo EverDrive, GBA X5, GB X3/X5/X7, Mega EverDrive X3/X5/X7 & Master EverDrive.


4.3. Operating System/Games

You can download the relevant OS for the EverDrive below and unzip it then put it into the root of the SD card.

You then create a GAMES folder and add your legally owned games (unzipped)  into this folder. You can create sub folders for your games as well. The N8 range only support 256 games per folder so you will need a sub folder structure (A-Z, genre) etc.


4.4 User Interface

The user interface is very simple and easy to use on all the EverDrive's. When you turn the video game console on you are presented with a menu as shown below and all you have to do is select a game you want to play from your list and thats it! You can organise your games in folders as you desire, this can be alphabetically, genres, most played or any way you prefer.