Polymega, the retro modular console, announces an expansion for Nintendo 64 cartridges


Polymega, the retro modular console, announces an expansion for Nintendo 64 cartridges

Polymega is a console that allows you to play with your original PlayStation, Nintendo or Sega cartridges or CD-ROMs, and you will soon receive a Nintendo 64 module.

Polymega, the modular console that allows you to play with your original PlayStation, Nintendo or Sega cartridges or CDs, announces a new expansion, the one most demanded by fans: Nintendo 64.

With the console already available and this modular expansion, which will go on sale in 2022, you will be able to play with your Nintendo 64 cartridges. It cannot be reserved yet, but you can buy the console and the other expansions (they ship to Spain) through this link.

The Polymega base unit has a CD-ROM drive, for PlayStation, Saturn or NeoGeo CD games, but separately you can buy expansions that attach to the console and allow you to connect cartridges from other consoles.

Have been launched four NES, SNES, Mega Drive and TurboGrafx / PC Engine expansions (which come with their own controls), and the fifth, the EM05 Ultra, it will be for Nintendo 64 cartridges.

The vast majority of cartridges (over 90% of the 400 games released for the console) will work, and it will be region free. In addition, it will have a port for four controllers: you can use the originals or a new one designed specifically for Polymega, based on Tribute64.

Polymega Nintendo 64

Games will be emulated from their original cartridges with various visual effects and visual filters of CRT monitors, so that they look the way they were developed, and although they may add other filters at higher resolution, in an interview in Nintendo Life they say prefer the “classic” look.

Also, you can install the games on the Polymega hard drive and play them directly from a huge digital library. In the future there will also be an online store and streaming services, according to Nintendo Life.

Polymega offers one of the only options to run classic games in their original format without the need for hardware, and with perfect emulation quality. This project was announced in 2018 and went through numerous delays: finally launched in September 2021.

The base Polymega console costs about 400 euros (here you go again the link to the store). Cartridge expansion modules cost about 70 euros, including this Nintendo 64 EM05, which will be released in 2022.

If you are like our uncle Bruno and you have a large collection of Nintendo 64 games, this Polymega modular expansion may be an option to consider, and it promises a higher quality than the official Nintendo 64 emulator on Switch …


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