Lots of classic gamers were happy to learn about Nintendo’s re-release of its legendary Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Many were eager to fork out on the Super NES Classic Edition to re-experience the rich palette of nostalgic emotions and reunite with favorite characters. But, much to the disappointment of the gaming community, the long-awaited comeback of the cult video game console came with a limited number of games. Luckily for you, you can add more titles to the collection of your favorite games using your computer. To do this, avail yourself of a dedicated program like the Hakchi 2 and SNES ROMS, which can be downloaded from abandonware websites.
How to Get SNES ROMS
Before we dive into the process of adding games to SNES Classic, we want to tell you more about ROM files as such and explain why they are so indispensable.
On the off-chance you haven’t heard of video game emulation, as a fan of SNES games you may be curious to know it’s not necessary to own a physical retro console anymore to play classic game. And this applied not only to SNES games. If you manage to put your hands on an appropriate emulator you can start playing virtually any old-school title on your modern device, be it a PC or smartphone. But emulator alone won’t quench your nostalgic thirst, though. You should also take care to download game ROMs, the read-only files suitable for emulators. Such files are extracted from original cartridges and represent the images of classic titles you once played using the SNES or any other home video game consoles.
At present, you can find ROMs on abandonware website that distribute defunct games and provide access to emulation software wherewith you can now emulate good old games and play them on your modern devices. Note that our website is home to SNES ROMs and thousands of ROMs intended to be played on other vintage consoles. You can download as many game ROMs from our dedicated resource as you want and then add them to your SNES Classic. The download process won’t take you much time. It’s quite easy and intuitive. Moreover, all ROMs you can find on our site are tried and tested and 100% safe for your computer.
How to Add More Games to SNES Classic?
It’s about time you learned how to replenish the collection of your favorite games on your SNES Classic.
First, you need to connect your console to your computer. Use a standard USB cable to do it. But prior to connecting your device, make sure to turn it off.
Useful tip. If you experience any problem connecting your console to a PC, try another cable. Those that come with your console may at times let users down.
Second, you need to lay your hand on a special program called Hakchi 2. For the time being, it’s the only viable option you can resort to to import games your SNES Classic. Take care to find a trustworthy and longstanding website offering the latest version of the program in question. Otherwise, you may risk downloading malware onto your computer. Once you find Hakchi 2, download it. Note that it usually comes as an archived file, usually having the .zip extension. So, once you download the program, you need to decompress the obtained file and save it to a dedicated folder.
Once you do that, click on the Hakchi icon to open the program. Hakchi 2 may require you to get some more files to ensure its proper operation. Upon doing so, reboot your machine. After that, open the program again by clicking its icon.
Choose SNES (USA/Europe) and select the Add more games option. Go to the folder to which you’ve save you’re the downloaded ROM files and select them to add to your console.
Navigate to the Custom Game list and choose the titles you’ve uploaded.
If you want to import pictures from Google, choose the corresponding option.
When it comes to selecting kernels, located the Kernel option and select it. Then choose Install/Repair and hit the Yes button when prompted to confirm your intention to flash the custom kernel.
Carry on with adding games. Take care to follow the instructions and install the required drives in case the program fails to install them on its own.
Then, synch your games with your console. To do it you need to confirm your having flashed the custom kernel.
Wait for the ROM files to finish uploading. Once the process is complete, turn off your console and disconnect it from your PC.
Don’t hesitate to check out the results of your undertaking. Turn on your console and navigate to the “New Games” folder which should appear beside the preloaded games.
From now on you can play not only Super Mario World, Starfox, and Yoshi’s Island, but also a wide variety of other games that once earned the SNES its reputation of the best-selling console.