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Developer(s) Luke Usher, [1]
Latest version v1
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows, macOS, Linux
Emulates NES, SNES, GB, GBC, GBA, N64, WS, SMS, GG, GEN, PCE, NGP, NGPC, MSX, COL , PS1, ZX Spectrum
Compatibility High for most systems
Accuracy System-dependent
Website polyblast.co.uk
License Proprietary

PolyBlast is a closed source, multi-system emulator.


Windows Linux macOS Official release


PolyBlast is a closed-source fork of ares, featuring an alternative user-interface and additional emulation cores that are not present in either ares or higan.

Compared to ares[edit]

PolyBlast contains all the same emulation cores as ares does, with the addition of ZX Spectrum emulation, but allows for complex customisation options (nested peripherals, computer expansion slots/devices, etc) that are unavailable from the simple ares user interface.

Compared to higan[edit]

PolyBlast includes emulation cores that are not available in higan, and retains higan's high level of configurability, presenting it in a simple menu-driven user-interface, rather than the tree system.