SNES Mini Cracked - Mod Allows You To Run Additional Games
To mod or not to mod, that is the question.
The mini version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hasn't been around for long, but someone has managed to find a sneaky way of side loading additional games, meaning you'll be able to pick and choose exactly which titles you'd like to play on your little box of nostalgia.
Russian hacker Alexey "Cluster" Avdyukhin figured out how to side load additional games onto the NES Mini, and now Cluster has updated his modding tool, namely hakchi2, to support side loading extra games onto the newest addition to the Mini line. They've already managed to get Chrono Trigger running!
You'll need to know your way around a PC (or find how to guides on YouTube), but according to the hakchi 2 release notes and an FAQ on Reddit, you can essentially get any SNES game running. The modders recommend staying away from all this unless you have a good grasp of Python and the SNES Mini's hardware, however, and there's a risk of bricking your console. The emulator used in the SNES Mini will apparently run NES titles as well, which will extend your backlog even more, you lucky folk.
It's not been a simple process for Cluster however, he's needed to understand the format for the SNES ROMs that the system uses, and it seems that some conversion needs to be done on each file. In this case it's not a drag and drop scenario, unfortunately. When someone asked if the updated hakchi2 tool would be available right away, Cluster replied "No, there is too many work. I need a week, I think".
The legality of all this is cloudy of course as you're using unofficial ROMs and such, but it does raise the question over whether Nintendo should have released the NES & SNES with integrated storage and some kind of eShop where you can buy legitimate ROM copies.
Will you be modding your SNES Mini, or are you content with the games that came pre-loaded? Let us know!
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