Nintendo re-released their original NES system under the name the Nintendo Classic. This miniature version of the original console from the early 80’s has been updated to use HDMI outputs, different controller ports, and no longer needs the game cartridges. Instead of popping in new cartridges for each game it just comes preloaded with 30 of some of their most popular games.
Thing is, Nintendo basically made a small Linux computer and using an emulator to run their own games on it. So that should mean adding other games to it, shouldn’t be that hard to do. Right?
Thanks to some crafty developers online named Madmonkey and Cluster we have a super easy to use GUI to hack the Nintendo Classic and install a ton of games. Quick disclaimer, while hacking your Nintendo and installing software on it is legal, the games/ROMs themselves are most likely protected under copyright protection and using this program to install them you are doing so at your own risk.
So since the program to hack the Nintendo Classic isn’t illegal but the downloading of the games technically is, you’ll need to find them on your own –the program doesn’t provide them.
A quick Google search for NES ROMs will give you a bunch of options to choose from though.
You’ll then find all the games you selected in the normal game menu. Just keep in mind that it uses the same storage for games as it does save files so don’t install so many games that you have no more storage to save.
To undo it all, follow the original steps of plugging it in holding reset, etc. and once recognized in the Hakchi program again, click on Kernel at the top, then flash original kernel and wait for it to flash the kernel you originally dumped to be completely back to stock.
There you go, more classic games for your Nintendo Classic. Let me know how this worked for you and what you guys thought of this in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel or social networks for more tips, tricks, etc. and, as always, thanks for reading.