While the retro gaming scene has been growing ever larger over the last few years. That’s why there are so many ‘clone consoles’ that have cropped up, seeking to provide a way for players to actually play their collectibles on today’s TV sets. Yet another one is joining the ranks, but its details are impressive enough to set it apart from the pack. You might even consider it to be the ultimate retro-revival machine that has come about yet.
The POLYMEGA is an upcoming clone console that will support not only NES and SNES titles (including support for SNES SA1, SuperFX, CX-4 and DSP-1/2 games), but will also encompass a wide variety of other systems:
- SEGA Genesis
- SEGA CD
- SEGA 32X
- SEGA Saturn
- Sony PS1
- Neo Geo
- Turbo CD
- PC Engine
It’s basically like the Wii with the Virtual Console, except the Polymega will also support physical media from all the aforementioned systems. The best part about all of this is that it will handle all of these operations legally. Its emulation software consists of both in-house and legally-licensed products.
On top of all this, the Polymega has support for NVMe M.2 2280 SSD’s for super-fast storage, an SD Card slot (that support cards up to 1TB) and a 35W Intel processor based on the Coffee Lake S series architecture (the processor is also upgradeable for future use).
The one drawback about the Polymega is that due to supply shortages of 14nm chips, its ship date is likely set to change. The company hopes to secure its shipment of chips by the summertime, which is still a little ways off. The next round of pre-orders is still set to open in May, and after that, retail pre-order info will be released.
Here’s some recent footage of the PolyMega in action. In this instance, it’s some gameplay of the disc version of Power Drift from the SEGA Saturn:
Power Drifting on Saturn! pic.twitter.com/Cqdjx4OSVu
— POLYMEGA (@polymegaHQ) March 22, 2019
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.