Polymega

The world’s first HD modular game console

Playmaji

“One of the coolest things we saw at E3 was the Polymega retro gaming console”
– Brendan Sinclair (Gamesindustry.biz)

Polymega

 

 

 

Witness 5 difficult-to-emulate Sega Saturn games on Polymega™ – Astal, Burning Rangers, In the Hunt, Panzer Dragoon Saga & Virtua Fighter Kids

 

Who says summer is almost over? Welcome to the Endless Summer of Saturn!

Yes, the Sega Saturn. Once regarded as impossible to emulate properly. Doomed in America, revered in Japan, the Saturn featured twin Hitachi SH-2 RISC CPUs running at 28.6 MHz, two VDPs, double-speed CD-ROM drive, cartridge port (!), and a total of 8 dedicated processors – among them a criminally underused FM synth.

In recent years, most of us have come to realize that the Saturn essentially perfected 32-bit side-scrolling and vertical-scrolling shoot ’em ups, 2D fighting games, expansive JRPGs, and both 2D and 2.5D action platformers. Sega’s 2D beast updated the 16-bit template with the best graphics and music 32-bit technology had to offer in the ‘90s – including millions of colors, smoothly animated pixel art, and seamless scaling effects that brought the arcade home.

Today’s Challenge
Can Polymega do justice to 5 Saturn games known to be (very) difficult to emulate? Download and find out 🙂

(All videos captured at 1080p and 60fps.)

Astal
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ujd6r976vnmxey/Astal.mp4?dl=0

Burning Rangers
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6iuwcm7ra38lwng/Burning_Rangers.mp4?dl=0

In the Hunt
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c6p10y7a545rhx8/In_The_Hunt.mp4?dl=0

Panzer Dragoon Saga
https://www.dropbox.com/s/khf76ch0iu2o93u/Panzer_Dragoon_Saga.mp4?dl=0

Virtua Fighter Kids
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4dhst8on4mneb50/Virtua_Fighter_Kids.mp4?dl=0 

About Polymega™
Polymega is the world’s first HD modular game console. Polymega makes retrogaming easy with an ever-growing list of supported classic game cartridge and CD-based game systems in high-definition (like the Saturn!), without the clutter and sub-par video quality of decades-old hardware. Polymega is the perfect game console for players looking for an authentic, yet modern classic games experience for their living room.

Key Features

  • First CD-compatible retro console (playable only on base unit, no module required)
  • Limitlessly expandable modules for cartridge game support
  • Best in class input latency (under 1 frame of delay)
  • Install your games and create a beautiful digital library
  • Shop for digital releases
  • Connect and shop for games and more
  • HDTV-compatible light gun
  • Powerful Intel Coffee Lake S-based hardware at 3.1GHz
  • No complicated setup

Pricing & Availability
Polymega is expected to ship in Q4 2019 and can be configured starting at $299.99 USD for the Base Unit – with modules available for $59.99 each.

Pre-Order URL:
https://www.polymega.com/store

Assets

Saturn Game Footage (folder)
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/in40848ab5vauw3/AACpJ2DCaltXANpKAkjiKiBLa?dl=0

Polymega Trailer

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6x13chrpnwvhnq3/trailer_Polymega_Pre_Orders_2019.mp4?dl=0

Photos, Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/c2W9Cj7

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5x2nz6jpa7uoz24/photos_Polymega.zip?dl=0

About Playmaji
Playmaji, Inc. is a California-based specialty developer, producer, and manufacturer of next-generation video game-related products for new and retro game consoles. The team has a diverse background and has shipped products such as AAA video games Ratchet & Clank and Titanfall, digital storefronts Google Chrome Store, Vizio M-Series TVs, and the Roku 2, 3, and 4K TV boxes. To learn more about Playmaji and Polymega, please visit https://www.polymega.com.

 

Polymega™ HD Modular Game Console Adds Five TG-16/PC-Engine Bonus Pack-In Titles

30 compatible systems (including CD-based hardware) and thousands of games supported at launch in Q4 2019

 

LOS ANGELES – July 16, 2019 – Playmaji, Inc. and extreme Co., LTD today announced that Polymega – the world’s first HD modular game console – will include five licensed TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine pack-in titles on the EM04 “Turbo” Element Module Set. With it, owners will be able to play original TurboGrafx-16 and Japanese PC-Engine HuCard games on the system region free, using either OEM controllers or the in-house designed 6-button “Turbo” retro controller, one of which is packed in with each Module Set. TGCD and PCE CD games can be played through the base unit itself, without the need for a module.

Bonus Digital TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine Pack-in Titles:

  • Moto Roader
  • Moto Roader II
  • Double Dungeons
  • Shockman
  • Dragon Egg
モトローダー

モトローダーII

ダブルダンジョン

改造町人シュビビンマン2 新たなる敵

どらごんEGG!

 

(NA + JP Versions)

(JP Version)

(NA + JP Versions)

(NA + JP Versions)

(JP Version)

 

With the unveiling of these five pack-in titles, Playmaji’s commitment to preserving both popular retro games and hidden/import gems is even more clear. “We’re huge fans of the TurboGrafx-16/PCE,” says Bryan Bernal, co-founder and CEO of Playmaji, Inc. “It’s exciting to share with players a great new way to explore this wonderfully underrated system through five great classic digital pack-in games as part of our partnership with Japan-based extreme Co.,LTD and the Masaya Games brand.”

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. It’s the perfect game console for players looking for an authentic, yet modern classic games experience for their living room.

Polymega was recently featured at E3, where the prototype hardware was “put through its paces” by Digital Foundry and Modern Vintage Gamer, Tom’s Guide, and more.

Key Features

  • First CD-compatible retro console (playable only on base unit, no module required)
  • Limitlessly expandable modules for cartridge game support
  • Best in class input latency (under 1 frame of delay)
  • Install your games and create a beautiful digital library
  • Shop for digital releases
  • Connect and shop for games and more
  • HDTV-compatible light gun
  • Powerful Intel Coffee Lake S-based hardware at 3.1GHz
  • No complicated setup

Pricing & Availability
Polymega is expected to ship in Q4 2019 and can be configured now starting at $299.99 USD for the Base Unit, with modules available for $59.99 each.

Pre-Order URL:
https://www.polymega.com/store

Assets

Video

YouTube
https://youtu.be/khcQ_bqDi-k

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6x13chrpnwvhnq3/trailer_Polymega_Pre_Orders_2019.mp4?dl=0

Photos, Screenshots & Logos 

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/c2W9Cj7

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5x2nz6jpa7uoz24/photos_Polymega.zip?dl=0

Social Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PLAYpolymega
Twitter – https://twitter.com/polymegaHQ
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqtxMJ6232Kip_Wxi694sA
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/polymega
Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/polymega
Blog – https://www.polymega.com/category/news

About Playmaji
Playmaji, Inc. is a California-based specialty developer, producer, and manufacturer of next-generation video game-related products for new and retro game consoles. The team has a diverse background and has shipped products such as AAA video games Ratchet & Clank and Titanfall, digital storefronts Google Chrome Store, Vizio M-Series TVs, and the Roku 2, 3, and 4K TV boxes. To learn more about Playmaji and Polymega, please visit https://www.polymega.com.