Outside of not being able to find an NES Classic the largest complaint about it is that you can’t add games to it. You’re simply stuck with the 30 that come with it, granted the majority of those 30 are amazing, but as they say “variety is the spice of life” and more than 30 would be great, especially if you could download the ones you wanted, in fact Nintendo has left a ton of cash on the table here (something they seemingly like to do) by not allowing you to hook this system up to the internet and buy more games.
Well the Russians (who may or may not have hacked Hilary Clinton’s email) may have a solution for you. A Russian hacker has apparently hacked the NES Classic and added games to it. I guess if you can hack a former Secretary of State’s email, a little grey box from Nintendo is a piece of cake. A Reddit post here gives you the steps you need and there is a video below that shows you the fruits of your labors. Granted unless you legally own the hard copy of the games having roms to upload to your NES Classic (if you’re lucky enough to have one) the uploading of these roms isn’t legal (we discuss the the murky waters of older roms HERE our discussion on ROMs vs Stealing starts at the 29:30 mark).
So what do you think about this loyal reader? Are you going to rush home and hack your NES Classic, do you think this is stealing? Let us know in the comments below.