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All-in-one retro system Polymega has taken its sweet time to get to market, but the system is expected to launch in July this year, so the wait is almost over.

To ensure maximum compatibility the company behind the console announced a beta program a short time ago, giving those who had already pre-ordered the system the chance to get their hands on it earlier than planned and help test the hardware. We're now seeing footage of those beta consoles hitting YouTube as buyers put their new consoles through their paces, and while there are still some minor issues to fix, the results are pretty impressive.

As you can see from the video below, Sega Saturn emulation – regarded by some as the Holy Grail of retro gaming emulation – is excellent. There are a few known problems here and there, such as issues with the floor texture in Virtua Fighter Remix, but on the whole performance is very, very good. Neo Geo CD emulation is also decent, with load times – the biggest problem with the NGCD – being eliminated entirely.

The Polymega also runs NES, SNES, Genesis / Mega Drive, PC Engine / TG-16 and Mega CD games as well, and launches on July 6th. It can be pre-ordered in North America using the link below.

This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Thu 30th April, 2020.