My first gaming system was the Nintendo Entertainment System. When I decided to upgrade to the 16 bit generation, I went with the Sega Genesis. I never got a Super Nintendo. I was excited when I picked up my own SNES Mini. Number one, for the nostalgia but number two, to play some games I missed out on.

I had friends who had a Super Nintendo, so I remember playing Super Mario Cart, Super Mario World, Star Fox and others at their place. It was cool to get to revisit those games. But I knew there were some other great games that I had missed out on.

I had always known that it was possible to add games to the system. Because of licensing rights and legal red tape, a lot of great games could not be put on the system.

I searched for ways online to add some more but most were over complicated or just not very good ways to do it. And could have destroyed the machine, also called "bricking".

It wasn't until I found a Youtube channel from user ETA Prime. He has a step-by-step process to add more games that's easy to follow and understand.

Using his method, I was able to add classic games like Chrono Trigger, Super Mario All Stars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time, Earthworm Jim and many more.

ETA PRIME warns you in the video that there is the very possibility you could still brick your system and I will warn you as well. Please do this at your own risk.

And yes, I know, there are many other ways to play these classic games through various emulator systems. But I love these because of the classic feel. Even if you have to get up to hit reset to switch games or use the corded controllers.

My plan is to eventually get a Raspberry Pi so I can go deeper into my retro game favorites, including some of those arcade favorites that I put thousands of dollars of quarters in as a kid.

Happy gaming friends.

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