Super NES Classic Edition has an impressive catalog of games from the original console and a long lost, unpublished version of Star Fox 2. But, as its predecessor, the classic SNES has no official way to play something different from these games. There is no virtual library in the style of a digital console where you can buy games. You also can not use the original SNES cartridge if you have one more. Like the NES Classic Edition, hackers have got ways to expand the system.

With the updated version of the tool called HackChi, which is also used to hack NES Classic, you can download multiple games on SNES Classic by connecting it to your computer. Due to the fact that the system is loaded with 300 MB of space, which is recently only part of officially featured games, it is possible to load 12 additional games. For example, the next video shows a system that contains more than 200. As you can see, it is also possible to add the box type and optimize the different options so that these games do not look different from those that are officially compatible.

It does not necessarily have to be SNES games to work

You can also use HackChi to handle one of the boring, but finally weak SNES Classic overlays: lack of a start button. To enter the system menu (or to change the game or access the current game), you must physically press the system button. There is no option for this in the delivered driver. With HackChi you can implement your own connection with the controller.

However, as you can imagine, there are some things that need to be taken into consideration. If you do not, there is a risk that the console bricks – and although Nintendo suggests that they are easy to get classic NES, it’s still a risk they do not want to fill. It also requires the purchase of game ROMs that you want to install, which is illegal and risky.