A Russian hacker named Madmonkey released instructions over the weekend walking through the process of adding games to Nintendo’s much sought after NES Classic Mini.
Prepping the system to add more games is relatively straight forward, requiring a game saved in the first Super Mario Bros. slot, connecting the system to a computer with the included USB cable and booting up the tiny system into FEL mode. Once prepped, an owner simply has to follow the instructions found on the Reddit thread.
Videos, like the one at the top of this post, have been popping up all weekend showing the NES Classic Mini, which comes pre-loaded with 30 games, packed with a flood of other classic games.
Nintendo has said that the system won’t include the ability to buy and add more games.
The system’s launch was hampered by low supplies, quick sell-outs and an inordinate number of the systems popping up on eBay for two to three times the original asking price. Some believe the roll-out gave Nintendo a PR black eye just as the company was prepping the roll-out of its next console, the Switch.
The Switch will be detailed at an event in Japan which will be streamed live on its website on Jan. 12. starting at 11 p.m. EST. Nintendo will stream a special installment of Treehouse Live dedicated to Nintendo Switch games on Twitch and YouTube on Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Finally, journalists will be able to go hands-on with the Nintendo Switch at a private event in New York on Jan. 13, 2017.
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