Launched earlier this year, the modular retro gaming console, Polymega, is adding support for Nintendo 64 games. Come inside to learn more!
I’m going to be honest here, I’m kind of ashamed that I’m just now learning about the Polymega. Developed by Playmaji, this is an HD Modular Console. It’s core element is a disc-based player that allows you to play games from the PS1, Sega Saturn, Sega CD, TurboGrafx-CD, and Neo Geo CD era. What’s really cool, however, is that it features all these swappable modules that expand the functionality to play cartridges from the NES, Genesis, SNES, and more.
This essentially makes it an all-in-one style retro console while also featuring internal systems that allow you to find/download games, take advantage of save states, and other HD emulation enhancements. Sounds pretty cool, and they’ve just announced (via NintendoLife) it’s about to get cooler. The fifth module they’re bringing to the console will support Nintendo 64 games!
While Nintendo Switch recently started adding 64 games to its library, there are still a number of older titles players can’t legally play (and emulation/ROMS on PC for several titles are all kinds of wonky). As such, it’ll be nice to have something like this to bridge the gap:
Anticipated to release in 2022, EM05 Ultra Element Module Set owners will be able to play original N64 game cartridges on their Polymega systems region free, using either OEM controllers or the included Polymega Ultra Retro Controller, a new collaboration between Playmaji and Retro-Bit Gaming based on their popular Wireless Tribute64 pad. The EM05 Ultra Element Module Set also includes 4 controller ports on the front of the module, perfect for multiplayer-centric games.
The N64 module is set to launch in 2022, but you can pick up the Polymega base model now for $449, with other modules running for $79 each.