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Another consumed by DOOM - Nintendo Game & Watch hacked to run homebrew games

Even on an extremely tight memory limit, popular classics like DOOM, Contra, Zelda were able to be injected into the device to run, with varying performance.

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Hackers have wasted no time with the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch - discovering its secrets before it was even officially released. Within just weeks, one talented individual known as 'stacksmashing' dug into the system's code and worked out how to get id Software's classic first-person shooter DOOM up and running. While the results weren't exactly pretty, it was only just the beginning. The same hacker - once again, with the help of fellow coder Konrad Beckmann - has now got some more retro classics up and running like the original Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Contra

 

Source: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/the_super_mario_bros_game_and_watch_can_now_run_pokemon_zelda_and_more
Thoughts: Now that's fun, but the amount of effort needed to flash any memory into the device seems to be more than most users can chew. Seems like a SBC based gamepad or android platform is a better economical choice for the meantime.

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Looks like it is not that easy to do, so while it's cool they've managed it, it's not like the mainstream users that would buy this, would be able to do that.

 

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16 hours ago, TetraSky said:

Looks like it is not that easy to do, so while it's cool they've managed it, it's not like the mainstream users that would buy this, would be able to do that.

 

It's really not that hard. Documentation and such should be available in a day or two. I'm upgrading the storage as well so it will have more space to store games (1MB > 16MB).

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That's cool. 

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