SNES Classic Edition is Hacked! New Games, Scanlines, & More

Stop the presses and sound the alarms, the SNES Classic Edition has been hacked! Alright, so it’s not time to panic nor is this necessarily surprising. Nintendo has had their systems hacked for decades and while they have gotten better at preventing these things from happening on systems like the Switch (it’s been hacked, but not entirely), their throwback retro systems are extremely easy to gain access too.

The SNES Classic was hacked in a very similar fashion to the NES Classic and I dive deep into the nitty gritty details in the video above. However, the basics you need to understand is that a hack is now out there that not only lets you load in new games (not every game will work), but you can also customize the background images and add in a new scanline mode that’s actually available on the OS but not able to be accessed normally.

Watch the video above to find out how to do the hack or simply check out Ars Technica for all the details.

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded MetroidWiki.org, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.