How to Install More Games on New SNES Mini Classic [VIDEO]


Nintendo has just released the new SNES Mini Classic game console and it appears that hackers have already managed to hijack its firmware and add their own game titles. As pointed out by The Next Web, a YouTuber who goes by the name of Skullator has published a full-blown tutorial on how to hack the SNES Mini Classic yourself using an unofficial build of HakChi2.

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The tutorial is not recommended for the faint of heart since there’s a fairly good chance you’ll end up bricking your new console. Better yet, you can wait for an official build of HakChi2, which according to the developers, should be released in beta in the next couple of days or so.

For those adventurous folks who’re ok with the risk and have a good understanding of Python, they can simply follow the steps in the video embedded below to hack your new SNES console.

Let us know if you’ll be giving it a shot in the comments section. We don’t support piracy but this is more of an information article for those interested in hearing about how the SNES Classic has been hacked.


  • Nick

    Promoting piracy isn’t a good look guys.

  • danlee

    It’s not piracy, your lack of understanding on this subject, is just sad.

  • Nick

    You’re illigsly downloading software online. How is that not piracy. I don’t even have a problem with it, but encouraging your readers to do it might not be the best idea.

  • C Pak

    I agree this is not piracy. You would
    Not call it piracy when you change software or the OS on a PC.

  • Nick

    Look, when I eventually get one, I’m going to do the same thing. It’s 100% piracy though. The whole software adds illegally downloaded games to your console, how is that not piracy?

  • raslucas

    Not piracy. Nintendo doesn’t sell games for this console. All the games are included. You’re not taking money from Nintendo by installing those games.

  • Nick

    Holy shit the readers on this website need to take a class on Intelectual Property. That’s not how that works at all. Downloading a rom, regardless of console, is piracy. That’s like saying running games on an emulator on your phone isn’t piracy because they don’t sell them on mobile.

  • Vancouverite

    I suppose it’s not piracy if you intend to write your own games and install them on the machine.

  • mcfilmmakers

    You’re hilarious! Nintendo DOES sell games for this console, it’s called virtual console. It is piracy in every sense of the word. You didn’t pay Nintendo for those games hence it is piracy.

    You need a massive lesson in copyright and intellectual property law my friend.