The SNES Classic Has Already Been Hacked to Add More Games

The SNES Classic Has Already Been Hacked to Add More Games

A quick glance at the listings for SNES Classics shows a "Buy It Now" price that bottoms out at $150 - $70 more than the $80 retail price for the SNES Classic.

Part of Nintendo's standing Classic Edition strategy is to scale down the dimensions of the original system, which may seem odd to do with the already-portable Game Boy. With the release of Hakchi v2.20, users can expand their options on the little SNES, which comes with only 21 games pre-installed. The benefits of Hakchi2 are that you can now play NES and SNES games on the same console, though Ars Technica notes it's proving more hard to bring certain games online for the SNES than the NES.

Nintendo has promised to keep the SNES Classic in stock much more effectively this year than it did with the NES Classic last year, and to bring the latter back to store shelves in 2018. We loved the SNES Classic and gave it a near-perfect score in our review, with our main complaint merely being that the cords that come with it are too short. Cluster (Alexey Avdyukhin) says approximately 75% of the games should be working and has provided a mod to help run more problematic titles.

The SNES Classic video game console is already loaded with nostalgic hits like Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Don't remember Star Fox 2?

The trademark doesn't mention the term 'Game Boy Classic, ' but it doesn't need to. These were added through a relatively simple hack that allows owners of the SNES Classic Edition (who also own a PC) to add whatever games they want.