Whether you’re an avid collector or just happen to have a pile of old cartridges and discs in your attic, the Polymega might be of interest to you. Designed as a retro console that can rule them all, this modular system features optional NES, SNES, Genesis (Megadrive) or TurboGrafx plug-ins to accommodate the original cartridges and controllers of these systems. The large black base unit Polymega can also play Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Sega CD, TurboGrafx-CD and Neo Geo CD. The controllers are most similar to DualShock controllers, but each mod comes with a true-feel version of the original gamepad—they even offer a light gun.
Build quality is excellent, software emulation is impressive, time saving and screen filtering options.I tested the super module after dusting super mario world and Donkey Kong Country Strolling, it was awesome to introduce my kids to these classics. When you first insert a cart or disc, you can choose to run it or install it to the internal storage (it has 32 GB out of the box, but you can expand it with an SD card or SSD), which is great for enthusiasts Say great for anyone who wants to save their collection. The carousel menu is beautiful, and each game has box art, screenshots, and descriptions. Space under the TV is at a premium, so it’s tempting to replace multiple systems with one box. It comes with some obscure games pre-installed, but it only makes sense for gamers who now have a large library of physical games.
Developer Playmaji had a hard time implementing this console, and it might take a while for orders to ship. The stuff here is already impressive, and there’s an N64 module coming soon. If Playmaji can find a way to offer its library of classic games for purchase and download, this might be the ultimate retro console, but it certainly won’t come cheap.