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January 27, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Nintendo can't ship enough 30-game NES Classic Editions & a new hack allows unlimited game additions

An update to the NES Classic Edition Hakchi now allows unlimited games to be added.
Hakchi 2.1.1 alows unlimited games on the NES mini A few weeks ago we heard about the initial NES Classic Edition hack allowing owners to double the number of games on their cute little mini console.

Hakchi has been updated to 2.1.1 and now has no game limits outside of the 512MB of available storage space. Articles are appearing with claims of over 800 games being installed on that tiny little NES contraption. The only limitation seems to be physical storage space. I've read several generic articles repeating the "800+" figure, but none that seem to be from end users who've performed the hack and installed game themselves.

A few folks have jokingly asked if there are 800 games that anyone would really want to play. While I see the point, think about the value of this Nintendo-manufactured device when it uses NES-style controllers and facilitates play via HDMI. Some folks are saying they're over it or only wanted it for the holidays, but being able to play every NES game on a modern TV with replica controllers is something very special.

We all have emulators on our computers and many also have USB NES controllers, but this little mini beast takes it to another level. Maybe I'm swept up in the excitement of ROMs on a modern TV with old-school controllers, but I think the mini is a must-have.

I'll be honest, I'm not one to want to risk bricking my beloved NES mini. I adore it's 30 games and all the awesomeness that comes with it, but when quantities are more bountiful and I can buy another one... I'm dying to try this hack and see if I can go back to the 80's NES-style!

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