19 posts tagged hack
This can’t be the first time someone’s done this, right? I mean, this hack seems so obvious — of course someone would think to drop a Link sprite into Bomberman. It just makes sense, what with the green-capped hero’s penchant for bomb-laying.
In this case, Moejoe128 hacked Super Bomberman 2 Go for Pro Edition to offer Link as a playable character. He added a few other awesome features, too, like a Stage 1 option with edge tunnels that send you to the other side (like Pac-Man), varied speeds for kicking bombs, and more.
3DS homebrew/hacking progress
Noted game console hacker Yellows8 claims to have circumvented the 3DS’s securities and run custom code on the device, according to this photo he took as evidence. He was able to run this code with the latest firmware installed, though technical issues disabled the 3D LED and have so far prevented the system from displaying graphics.
I’m uncertain how Yellows8 pulled this off, but GBAtemp member SifJar shared this thought to put the news in perspective:
“There are only two known vulnerabilities for code execution, and both would most likely be patched at once, so I’d guess it’s unlikely there’ll be a release unless another, more unique, vulnerability [is] found for Yellows8 (and those he chooses to share with) to use for further exploration once the released exploit is patched.”
Nintendo has managed to keep homebrew and pirated 3DS software off its system for nearly two years now, and I imagine its engineers would be quick to release an update that would kill this latest hack.
Virtual Boy emulator running on a 3D television. Now that this has proven to be technologically possible, Nintendo has no excuse, except that it doesn’t actually want anyone to remember what Virtual Boy games looked like. Which is a good excuse.
See also: More Virtual Boy posts
There are some who will argue that Shaq-Fu, the fighting game starring the gigantic former NBA star, isn’t terrible, but its reputation is probably enough to keep most people from giving this supposed kusoge a spin.
ArugulaZ has released a patch for the SNES version, though, that replaces its corny text. “Here’s your chance to play the game with a script that spends less time kissing Shaq’s butt and more time being entertaining,” he says.
Everything Shaq touches off the court seems to be garbage: his rap career, his performance as Steel, and now his awful commentary on TNT. It’s great to see something fun made out of yet another Shaq blunders with this patch.
Buy: Shaq-Fu See also: More game hacks
3DS hack adds PS1 controller functionality. For super extra inconvenience, this hack builds a controller port into a Circle Pad Pro, meaning that the 3DS has to be even more unnecessarily bulky. I kind of love it.
Unfortunately, there are no instructions for doing this yourself. Fortunately, there was no damn way I was going to do this.
Buy: Monster Hunter Tri, a Nintendo 3DS Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more See also: More Monster Hunter news/media [Via ImagingLabo, GN]
Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii, a fanmade hack promising “a hundred new levels, plus new maps, music, gameplay mechanics, graphics, enemies and more.” This looks really fun, but I wonder how it fares during multiplayer chaos?
You’ll need a homebrew-capable Wii and a copy of the game (one you should acquire legally, of course) to play this mod when it releases this November.
See also: More homebrew
Team Creepy Black, the team working on a patch inspired by the “super creepy Pokémon hack” story we shared months ago, has released its first demo!
As covered before, this isn’t an exact replica of the original haunted game, as it’s a modification of Pokémon FireRed for the GBA, not the Pokémon Game Boy releases.
I haven’t tried it out myself, as I don’t have a backup of FireRed to test the patch on, so I can’t say much about the quality or progress of the patch, but you can check out a screenshot and a video for an old build after the break:
“We’ve grown really close, and I want you to have this…..” FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU—
I stumbled on this unsettling story of an obscure Pokémon bootleg/art-hack that I thought might be neat to share on here. I think this originated from 4chan, so I’ve no idea if this hack actually exists. It probably doesn’t, but it’s still a great concept/tale!:
I’m what you could call a collector of bootleg Pokémon games. Pokémon Diamond & Jade, Chaos Black, etc. It’s amazing the frequency with which you can find them at pawnshops, Goodwill, flea markets, and such.
They’re generally fun; even if they are unplayable (which they often are), the mistranslations and poor quality make them unintentionally humorous.
I’ve been able to find most of the ones that I’ve played online, but there’s one that I haven’t seen any mention of. I bought it at a flea market about five years ago.
The “Famirimocon,” a Wiimote hacked into Famicom controller bodies. Lamenting the lack of a “classic” controller option in New Super Mario Bros. Wii due to the game’s occasional motion use, Famicom Kaizou’s blogger created a Wiimote that kind of looks like a Famicom controller.
For some reason, the wiring involved in making this happen required parts from a Game Boy Advance link cable and AC adapter. I have no idea. If you’d like to try this wacky project yourself, it’s detailed in a bunch of pictures at the site.
[Via Famicom no Neta]
I noticed this negligible issue in Retro Game Challenge, but it popped up again in The Dark Spire, which released last week. The typeface Atlus used for most of the first-person RPG’s text has scrunched up Ms and Ws — again, it’s a minor annoyance.
Gukid cared enough about it, though, to hack a fix that replaces the Ms, Ws, and punctuation. As usual, you’ll need a copy of The Dark Spire’s ROM to apply the patch, one that we advise you to acquire through legal methods.
It’s interesting to see someone clean up these issues, however trivial they might seem to others . Apparently, there are several other DS games wiith the same problem:
- Air Traffic Chaos
- Avalon Code
- The Dark Spire
- Retro Games Challenge
- Suikoden Tierkreis
Buy: The Dark Spire ($27.99)
See also: Five game-changing hacks, patches