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SNES Classic hacked to add more retro games

/ 04:12 PM October 08, 2017

Image: Nintendo official website

Hackers have found a way to expand the game library of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic (SNES) console.

It appears that by using a workaround similar to what was found in the NES Classic, more retro games can be added to the console. The SNES Classic’s hackability was discovered by a teardown reported on Eurogamer.

Using a software called Hakchi2, users may import game ROMs downloaded from the internet into the console.

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However, Kotaku reports that more experienced game modders advice against using the software for now. Hakchi2 requires a good grasp of Python programming language and the SNES Classic’s inner workings. Otherwise, users may end up with a “bricked” or unusable SNES Classic.

For those who are confident enough to give Hakchi2 a try, YouTuber Skullator uploaded a tutorial video on how to use it and add games to the SNES Classic. JB

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