This article was published on October 7, 2017

SNES Mini Classic hacked: Here’s how to add more games

SNES Mini Classic hacked: Here’s how to add more games
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Nintendo’s SNES Mini had been out for all of four days before hackers and tinkerers cracked the code and began adding their own games. And it’s a head-scratcher, really. Not that hackers managed to hijack firmware and add their own titles, but that Nintendo didn’t offer them up itself as digital downloads.

I know I can’t be the only one that would have shelled out $5 or $10 for Chrono Trigger.

YouTuber Skullator, from what I can tell, appears to be the first with a full-blown tutorial on how to hack the console yourself using an unofficial build of hackchi2. It’s not for the faint of heart. In fact, I wouldn’t recommend it for most gamers, unless you’re okay with the potential to brick your new console.

If you’re okay with the risk (and you have a firm grasp on Python) you can follow along with the video and try it out.

But if you’re a bit more risk adverse, like me, you may just want to wait for the official build. It’s coming soon, according to developers. A beta build should be out within the next day or two.

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