|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|
PolyBlast was a closed source, multi-system emulator.
- currently offline, see below
PolyBlast was a closed-source fork of ares, featuring an alternative user-interface and additional emulation cores that were not present in either ares or higan.
Compared to ares
PolyBlast contained all the same emulation cores as ares does, with the addition of ZX Spectrum emulation, but allowed for complex customisation options (nested peripherals, computer expansion slots/devices, etc) that are unavailable from the simple ares user interface.
Compared to higan
PolyBlast included emulation cores that are not available in higan, and retained higan's high level of configurability, presenting it in a simple menu-driven user-interface, rather than the tree system.
Hiatus and Termination
As of July 06 2021, PolyBlast was on indefinite hold as its author is now the new maintainer of ares upstream. As of September 2021, the PolyBlast website was taken down.