The Nintendo NES Classic Edition was a big commercial hit when it had finally made shelves all over the world back in November. The consoles immediately went sold out and has continued to be sold out almost everywhere till today.
The top selling retro-console actually comes in two versions. The NES Classic edition was geared towards the west, while the Nintendo Famicom Mini was marketed across Asia. The consoles have reached the hands of many fans, but they’ve also ended up in the hands of hackers across the globe as well.
Both versions of the console have already been hacked. The primary reason was because players weren’t satisfied with the 30 pre-loaded games in the consoles. The hackers worked on ways to allow modders to add more than the maximum 30 games. However, it appears Nintendo already knew that people were bound to start tinkering with the consoles, so they left a hidden message for all would-be hackers.
Nintendo Famicom Mini Hidden Message
One hacker found a hidden message in the mini Famicom code. The hidden message was then shared all over Reddit. The hidden message reads:“This is the hanafuda captain speaking. Launching emulation in 3..2..1. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. So, please keep this place tidied up and don’t break everything!”
The hidden message may not make much sense to most people, but it is actually a reference to Nintendo’s Hanafuda cards. The Hanafuda cards were the company’s first real ‘game’ and kickstarted the company back in 1889. Nintendo still actually makes Hanafuda cards.
If you’re thinking of opening up your console to see the message first hand then you might want to rethink that. The hacking community on the consoles is still in it’s early stages and making your console inoperable is still a very real possibility at this point.
Oftentimes, developers would find ways to troll people who tinker with their creations. On the other hand, it appears that Nintendo has decided to go down a different route. Stay tuned in with TheBitBag for the latest and greatest gaming news!