The Polymega Retro Console Adds N64 Support
On Thanksgiving Day, Playmaji, Inc. announced that they are developing a 5th module in their lineup of compatible Element Module Sets for the Polymega retro gaming console.
Anticipated to release in 2022, retro gamers will be able to play original N64 game cartridges on their Polymega systems region-free via the “EM05 Ultra Element Module Set.” Players can use either OEM controllers or the new Polymega “Ultra Retro Controller,” which is included with the N64 module and was developed in collaboration with Retro-Bit Gaming based on the Wireless Tribute64 pad. The Ultra Element Module Set also has four controller ports on its face, which is a first for Polymega modules.
The Polymega and its first four module sets can play games from the original NES, Super NES, SEGA Genesis, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CD, NEO GEO CD, SEGA Saturn, and the original Sony PlayStation. There are very few options for playing N64 games using clone consoles, so the N64 was described as an “obvious choice” as a next step for the Polymega console.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the Polymega console from Playmaji:
With Polymega, retrogaming fans can play an ever-growing list of classic game cartridge and CD-based game systems in high-definition, without the clutter and sub-par video quality of decades-old hardware. It supports original classic games media and controllers for everything from the 8-bit NES, up to difficult to emulate 32-bit systems such as the Sega Saturn and now N64. It’s the perfect game console for players looking for an authentic, yet modern classic games experience for their living room.
- First CD-compatible retro console (playable only on Base Unit, no module required)
- Limitlessly expandable modules for cartridge game support, now with N64 support.
- Best in class input latency (under 1 frame of delay)
- Install your games and create a beautiful digital library
- Shop for digital releases (coming soon)
- HDTV-compatible light gun (GC01)
- Powerful Intel Coffee Lake S-based CPU
- No complicated setup
The Polymega is available now starting at $449.99 for the Base Unit, with modules starting at $79.99 via the Polymega website. The N64 module is expected to be available for preorders by the end of 2022.
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