Who says summer is almost over? Welcome to the Endless Summer of Saturn!
Yes, the Sega Saturn. Once regarded as impossible to emulate properly. Doomed in America, revered in Japan, the Saturn featured twin Hitachi SH-2 RISC CPUs running at 28.6 MHz, two VDPs, double-speed CD-ROM drive, cartridge port (!), and a total of 8 dedicated processors – among them a criminally underused FM synth.
In recent years, most of us have come to realize that the Saturn essentially perfected 32-bit side-scrolling and vertical-scrolling shoot ’em ups, 2D fighting games, expansive JRPGs, and both 2D and 2.5D action platformers. Sega’s 2D beast updated the 16-bit template with the best graphics and music 32-bit technology had to offer in the ‘90s – including millions of colors, smoothly animated pixel art, and seamless scaling effects that brought the arcade home.
Can Polymega do justice to 5 Saturn games known to be (very) difficult to emulate?
- Burning Rangers
- In the Hunt
- Panzer Dragoon Saga
- Virtua Fighter Kids
Polymega is the world’s first HD modular game console. Polymega makes retrogaming easy with an ever-growing list of supported classic game cartridge and CD-based game systems in high-definition (like the Saturn!), without the clutter and sub-par video quality of decades-old hardware. Polymega is the perfect game console for players looking for an authentic, yet modern classic games experience for their living room.
- First CD-compatible retro console (playable only on base unit, no module required)
- Limitlessly expandable modules for cartridge game support
- Best in class input latency (under 1 frame of delay)
- Install your games and create a beautiful digital library
- Shop for digital releases
- Connect and shop for games and more
- HDTV-compatible light gun
- Powerful Intel Coffee Lake S-based hardware at 3.1GHz
- No complicated setup
Polymega is expected to ship in Q4 2019 and can be configured starting at $299.99 USD for the Base Unit, with modules available for $59.99 each.