The gang from Failoverflow guaranteed that the Nintendo Switch would be hacked to run all sorts of content not originally targeted for Nintendo's latest console, once the elite hacker group figured out how to get Linux to run on the device. That hack takes advantage of an
The hack was shown off by a YouTube user called Mizumi using a Dolphin GameCube emulator program running on Lakka. Lakka is a
While the hack is working, Mizumi notes that it is only a proof-of-concept and that some core features are missing. Those missing features include multiplayer and wireless controller support. This hack requires a lot of work to get going and some are hoping that Nintendo might see the desire for these retro games on the Switch and begin to roll out more retro titles. There are some retro games on the Switch already, including the SNK 40th anniversary game pack recently announced.
Pokémon Snap works well. pic.twitter.com/vjnukULOD7— Billy🔜CTcon (@_Mizumi) July 5, 2018
Super Smash Bros Melee running on the Switch! pic.twitter.com/SpNexBNZYx— Billy🔜CTcon (@_Mizumi) July 5, 2018
It's also worth noting that while Nintendo can’t patch the vulnerability that allows users to install Linux and pirated software on their Switch consoles, the gaming giant certainly isn't powerless. Nintendo has taken to banning Switch consoles that are running pirated software. So far, this mostly applies to pirated games downloaded from the Switch online store and Switch game cartridges that have been published online. That doesn’t mean Nintendo can’t figure out how to ban consoles that have been hacked in the future.