Hackers Unlock SNES Classic Console


Russian hacker Alexey "ClusterM" Avdyukhin has updated his Windows program "hakchi2", which previously allowed users to add more games to the NES Classic-the program now supports the SNES Classic. Like the NES Classic, hacks have provided a way to add those games to your system library. In that regard, load up an SNES Classic at your own risk. Since I'm a purist, tampering with the SNES Classic doesn't seem right anyways. Just like on the NES Classic, there's a special message left for anyone hacking its console. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel.

The SNES cost $79.99; The console includes two wired controllers and 21 games. Even without the hack, the SNES mini has several games to keep gamers occupied like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, and Secret of Mana. Don't remember Star Fox 2? According to the notes in his software update, which were published on code-sharing platform Github, about 75% of available retro games for Nintendo's original 1990s-era console are "working fine" on the Classic edition. That is because Star Fox 2 was never released so the only way to play Star Fox 2 is buying the SNES classic edition.

There's 260MB of free space on the SNES Classic, which should be enough room for around 100 games.

Although Nintendo hasn't pushed a massive restock to stores in the past week, there have been a few units popping up here and there at retailers.