The hacking community has discovered a way to load new NES games onto the popular Mini NES console, reports ArsTechnica.

The process doesn't require users to open up the mini console and start soldering, but does put the system at risk of being made completely useless - so proceed with caution.

Essentially the hack requires users to copy the Mini NES system's memory to a PC, add new game ROMs to this copy, then send the updated copy back to the NES.

In the process of hacking the system it has been discovered that the console can handle a maximum of 60 games, though a tool has been released which makes it possible to swap games in and out of the system's game selection menu.

It's not yet clear if the Mini NES will play all NES ROMS, but additional titles such as Battletoads are working.

Source: ArsTechnica