Polymega's latest firmware update arrives today and brings with it some much-requested features – as well as some unexpected ones.
System Update v1.1.18 finally allows users to install games that are not currently part of the console's internal database, which is huge news. The update will also allow users to move installed games from one location to another.
The usual raft of bug fixes and improvements are also included, but the feature few expected is the ability to apply Game Boy and Virtual Boy screen filters to your games, just as you would a CRT filter.
As a fun new way to see your games, we've added a special bonus filters to Polymega's Virtual Display, which allows you to play in a simulated Game Boy and Virtual Boy mode. It's a fun way to change things up, and a good Holiday Party trick to boot!
The update launches today, Wednesday, December 29th, at 8AM PST.
Polymega's road to market has been a long one, but earlier this year, units finally began to arrive in the hands of those who had pre-ordered a few years ago. In more good news, it was revealed last month that the next Element Module for the system would provide N64 support.
This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Wed 29th December, 2021.
Give me a UK release and I'm interested.
Can't wait for mine to arrive. I love what they are doing and hope it finds success. There's so many great opportunities here!
Anyone on here actually bought one who can testify how good the Saturn emulation is?
@Axelay71 I'm in the UK and can confirm that Polymega is available to order directly from the official website for delivery here. I only placed my order this month, it was around £400 including delivery for the base unit and controller only. According to their website, orders should ship in the first half of 2022. I'm hoping, but I wouldn't be surprised if the wait turns out to be much longer than that. Feel lucky?
@WhiteUmbrella unfortunately available to order with no concrete release date is completely different from available!
If they do an Atari, Colecovision etc module, they should so release a Vectrex filter.
So, this is a console that lets you emulate games? Does Nintendo not get upset at NL for covering this stuff?
Super Mario bros 3 is what we need on Gameboy, but close enough for me. Now for Zelda 1 + 2 in Gameboy green screen.
@Not_Soos You need the original media.
@HamatoYoshi It's spot-on - you can see Saturn emulation in action in our video.
@HamatoYoshi same ***** either way!!
@WhiteUmbrella thanks for the heads up.
@Damo Ah, I see. Thanks
The emulations on that thing is good but like most people who already pointed out, if you already own a RetroPi, a high end PC, portable PCs like the GPD Win brand of portable PC or the AYA Neo, many of the multiple Chinese consoles or handhelds that AliExpress kept selling, and other forms of devices that could play emulations like Analogue, MiSTer, Ouya, iOS, Androids, Pandora, Linux, Batocera, the internet, etc., it's basically similar to those but on a beautifully crafted shell that required a disc or a cartridge, that is all.
@HamatoYoshi I am just waiting for the MiSTer Saturn core personally, don't need another emulation box.
Still can't get SGB borders to work, eh? Welp, looks like injected 3DS CIAs are still the best way to play GB/C games then. What a shocker.
@EmmatheBest This isn't playing GB games. It's a filter that makes other games look like Game Boy games.
I still have a Retron 5 somewhere, and a real modded Saturn and Megadrive. The price of this thing completely puts me off, for what it is.
@Ristar24 You said everything. This thing at this price is just weird. Not to mention that you have to pay extra for for every that do not use CDs unlike every other competitor emulation box out there.
But for whatever reason this Nintendo website gives huge coverage to only one emulation box option, and for whatever reason it is the only emulation box that do not play Nintendo games out of the box.
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