Secret Message Found Hidden In Nintendo Console
You've gotta see this.
As if the NES Classic Mini wasn’t badass enough from the outside, it’s now been opened up to reveal some next-level hidden inner beauty too.
Hackers have managed to dig into the code of the NES Classic, expecting to find boring old code that they could manipulate. Instead there was a message waiting for them...
It looks like a coder, or Nintendo itself, was expecting owners of the NES Classic to mess with the code. So a message was hidden waiting for them to stumbled on.
The message, left by a coder who goes by the name “The Hanafuda Captain” 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! Cheers, the hanafuda captain.”
Fun fact: The Japanese hanafuda playing cards are what Nintendo once sold, back in the day, way before getting into the video game world. It looks like that cool reference has been used as a plea to fellow coders to avoid damaging the core of the retro console too much.
The code was found and posted via Twitter by bakueikozo. The US version of the console, called NES Mini, is also being modded so we’ll soon know if the same message is found everywhere! Cool, eh?
- By Luke Edwards @eelukee
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