The Nintendo Famicom Mini has a hidden message for hackers nestled in its code

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It was solely a matter of time earlier than the mini consoles have been hacked. Nintendo thought so too and left a shock message within the code.

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The Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom launched in Japan final 12 months, alongside the NES Classic Edition within the west.

Both shipped with a listing of video games pre-installed, with no official approach so as to add extra to the library. Obviously individuals have been going to attempt to discover a workaround, they usually have.

It’s solely attainable to hack the mini NES as demonstrated in this YouTube video, though you achieve this at your personal peril.

Nintendo knew individuals would begin poking round too, and one hacker posted a message they discovered within the mini Famicom’s code over on Reddit.

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“This is the hanafuda captain talking. Launching emulation in three..2..1. Many efforts, tears and numerous hours have been put into this jewel. So, please maintain this place tidied up and don’t break every thing!

“Cheers, the hanafuda captain.”

For the younger whipper snappers amongst you, Nintendo used to make Hanafuda enjoying playing cards – actually it was the primary ‘game’ the corporate made when it began up over 100 years in the past – in order that’s what the “hanafuda captain” reference is all about.

Frankly, it’s lovable.