Hackers Crack Nintendo Switch Online To Install Unsupported NES Games

Hackers Crack Nintendo Switch Online To Install Unsupported NES Games

Hackers Crack Nintendo Switch Online To Install Unsupported NES Games

Just hours after launching, the brand new Nintendo Switch Online service has already been hacked.

The online gaming platform gives subscribers access to over twenty online NES games that were previously harder to obtain without a specified system.

It's one thing hacking a NES Classic to play more old games: it's not internet connected, and can't be remotely policed by Nintendo.

Nintendo's Online service has launched, finally bringing with it numerous oft-requested features - like cloud save backups.

Other NES titles you get at launch include Soccer, Tennis, Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Excitebike, Tecmo Bowl, and Yoshi.

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Video game fans are torn about whether or not the service is worth the price. The first Switch that logs onto the Nintendo eShop will be activated as the primary console though you can change that by deactivating the current console and then accessing the eShop on a different one. This seems like a steep price to pay for playing Mario Kart with a stranger. Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action. Xbox offers Xbox Live and PlayStation offers PlayStation Plus.

More games will be added every month to the library of games, including Metroid and Ninja Gaiden. The app also uses a database file that lists compatible NES games in plaintext.

Nintendo Switch gamers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the service due to the availability of classic games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Now, it's probably not very easy to do this yourself without any prior experience working with the files, but there are various tutorials online that show you exactly how to do it. For others, it's hacking the device to run non-approved software against Nintendo's will.

As a reminder Nintendo is moving into the courageous new future that Microsoft heralded in 2002 and Sony followed up with in 2010: paid online subscriptions for consoles. Individual memberships are available for $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months or $19.99 for 12 months.

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