Hackers are now playing Nintendo 64 and Gamecube games on Switch


When it comes to hackers, Nintendo has had to deal with a lot over the past couple of months. In late May the company restricted online services from hacked systems, causing some people to see an error code. Then in late June, Super Mario Odyssey became a target when hackers placed adult images in Luigi’s Balloon World. The Summer of hacks rolls on as Nintendo 64 games among others have made their “debut” on Switch.

Twitter user @_Mizumi has posted videos of different N64, Gamecube, and other console games running on Switch.  Titles which include Pokémon Snap and Super Smash Bros. Melee, among other first party games.



As of right now, Virtual Boy and Nintendo DS games have also been emulated onto the Switch.  What is amazing is how smoothly everything outside of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door runs on it.  Colors also remain unaltered and unaffected.  So far Nintendo has not commented nor have they taken any action towards stopping the hacks.

In order to stop the emulations, Nintendo could roll out another system update which (like many) includes the installment of various and new security measures.


Until then, more and more videos of games are being uploaded to Twitter by the minute.

Nick Battaglia
As a gamer with one arm, Nick strives to inform and showcase what it is like to play games from his point-of-view.  While his love for RPG's, fighters, and everything Nintendo is strong, the only thing stronger is his want to become the live-action version of Mega Man. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @MercWithOneArm.