Polymega to Include TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine Titles

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

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Polymega system

Moto Roader I and II, Double Dungeons, Shockman and Dragon Egg are coming to the Polymega system.

The HD modular game console will include all five licensed TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine pack-in titles on the EM04 “Turbo” Element Module Set, accoring to developers Playmaji and extreme Co., LTD.

“We’re huge fans of the TurboGrafx-16/PCE,” said Playmaji co-founder and CEO Bryan Bernal. “It’s exciting to share with players a great new way to explore this wonderfully underrated system through five great classic digital pack-in games as part of our partnership with Japan-based extreme Co.,LTD and the Masaya Games brand.”

With this module, owners can play original TG-16 and Japanese PCE HuCard games on the system region free, using either OEM controllers or the in-house designed 6-button “Turbo” retro controller, one of which is packed in with each Module Set. TurboGrafx CD and PC-Engine CD games can be played through the base unit itself, without the need for a module.

Bonus Digital TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine Pack-in Titles:

  • Moto Roader      モトローダー    (NA + JP Versions)
  • Moto Roader II   モトローダーII    (JP Version)
  • Double Dungeons    ダブルダンジョン    (NA + JP Versions)
  • Shockman     改造町人シュビビンマン2 新たなる敵    (NA + JP Versions)
  • Dragon Egg   どらごんEGG!   (JP Version)

Polymega supports original classic games media and controllers for everything from the 8-bit NES, up to difficult-to-emulate 32-bit systems such as the Sega Saturn.

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A Polymega prototype was recently featured at E3 2019, and oprainfall’s Josh Speer got to watch the console in action at 2018’s E3 as well.

Key features of the system include:

  • 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. The console is available for pre-order here.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.