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Polymega

Posted: July 28th, 2020, 4:41 pm
by matmico399
Is anyone familiar with this new system? Does anybody know anyone who has it. I am intrigued because it says it can play CD ROMs from mini systems including the Sega Saturn, Sega CD, turbo graphics 16 CD neo Geo CD.

Re: Polymega

Posted: July 28th, 2020, 10:03 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I just did a quick search and Walmart has it for preorder, of all places!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Polymega-Bas ... gIEAPD_BwE

It's not cheap though. Looks like $400 for the base unit, and $80 for additional ones...

This thing had better kick ass

Re: Polymega

Posted: July 29th, 2020, 2:31 pm
by matmico399
https://youtu.be/NyCyIqnQ27k this is a link to the video review of the polymega. Interesting.

Re: Polymega

Posted: July 30th, 2020, 1:37 pm
by Retro STrife
Very cool looking. Never heard of it, so thanks for sharing. I have the US versions of these systems, so the main draw for me would be consolidating everything into one console. Now if they would just add Jaguar CD, then I might be pre-ordering one right now..

Re: Polymega

Posted: July 31st, 2020, 7:44 pm
by Atariboy
Much more interested in the Analogue Pocket. I don't have much respect for the Retroblox/Polymega.

Re: Polymega

Posted: August 1st, 2020, 3:15 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Retro STrife wrote:Very cool looking. Never heard of it, so thanks for sharing. I have the US versions of these systems, so the main draw for me would be consolidating everything into one console. Now if they would just add Jaguar CD, then I might be pre-ordering one right now..


I hadn't thought of it that way, but you're right. As working disc-based consoles become harder to find (Sega CD, Turbo Duo, Jaguar CD) this system could fill a growing need.

Re: Polymega

Posted: August 3rd, 2020, 10:42 am
by VideoGameCritic
Does anybody know if the original controllers are supported, or will we be required to use the Polymega versions? It looks like they have their own Genesis pad, Turbografx controller, etc.

Re: Polymega

Posted: August 3rd, 2020, 10:43 am
by VideoGameCritic
Does anybody know if the original controllers are supported, or will we be required to use the Polymega versions? It looks like they have their own Genesis pad, Turbografx controller, etc.

Re: Polymega

Posted: August 11th, 2020, 2:44 pm
by jackj5000
VideoGameCritic wrote:Does anybody know if the original controllers are supported, or will we be required to use the Polymega versions? It looks like they have their own Genesis pad, Turbografx controller, etc.


It looks like you can with the associated module. Watching one of the YouTube videos from the beta testers they said you could use an original Genesis pad with the Genesis module.

Re: Polymega

Posted: August 24th, 2020, 11:09 am
by Marriott_Guy
This thing looks like it may be a good investment. Hands-on review of the base unit testing various CDs from the supported platforms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKMHpwDfzFQ