SNES Classic Hack Adds More Games And Other Useful Features (VIDEO)

SNES Classic Hack Adds More Games And Other Useful Features (VIDEO)

Just like their previous microconsole, Nintendo has another hardware hit on their hands with the SNES Classic Edition. It’s not hard to see why when it sports such an impressive lineup of 21 old-school Super Nintendo titles, including a fresh one in Star Fox 2. One unfortunate drawback of the device is its closed nature, meaning it wasn’t designed with any additional games in mind. This isn’t the case anymore, as a new SNES Classic hack has surfaced online enabling more titles to be put on the system.

With the help of a recently updated tool called “hakchi2,” hackers have made the SNES Classic open to load over 200 games. Having previously been used to do the same with the NES version, the tool can easily sideload a good portion of ROMs floating around the internet. As the video below demonstrates, the SNES Classic hack also makes it possible to add the appropriate box art to new games as well as a few other options.

Along with allowing more games on the system, hakchi2 also addresses a minor inconvenience of the SNES Classic: the absence of a Home button. Normally, the device can only be reset after getting up, and hitting a switch on the console, a feature shared with the original Super Nintendo. The hacking tool allows for one of the two controllers to do this instead, further enabling the inner couch potato in all of us.

While the thought of implementing dozens of additional games is an intriguing one, it’s probably best to tread lightly. Setting aside the dubious-at-best legality of obtaining ROMs, the SNES Classic hack has a small chance of completely bricking one’s system. That tragic result would be made even worse if the microconsole were to completely sell out, despite Nintendo’s best attempts. For now, the SNES Classic is still available for purchase worldwide.

What do you think? Are these hacks a cool way to explore the SNES Classic’s functionality, or are these jailbreakers absolutely in the wrong? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more retro-inspired news from recent weeks, check out these next few stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.

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