The NES Classic released this past year; being mostly sold out everywhere very quickly. The miniature system comes pre-loaded with 30 classic NES titles that are all pretty well known. With the system having no type of internet infrastructure, Nintendo has no plans to add upon those 30 games in any way, shape, or form. But some hackers have found a solution to mod the system and add new games that weren’t intended to be added.
According to Arstechnica, hackers from Russia and Japan both figured out soft-mod solutions to adding NES titles to the classic edition. There’s no hard-modding involved, but it’s not as easy as dragging and dropping files to the console.
The solution involves plugging in your mini console to your computer via a micro-USB cable and copying internal data to your computer. If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, you can head to Reddit’s NESClassicMods community. Be careful with this, because the downloading of roms puts you into risky territory; do it at your own discretion.
Hackers have apparently added up to 25 additional games to the system with no problems. There’s a limit to the systems data but they haven’t found out what it exactly is.
This miniature system has more power than it looks. You can watch this video showing the NES Classics’ interface with added games.