Hidden talents?

Both the NES Classic Mini and its Japanese sibling the Famicom Mini have been hacked already, with the ultimate objective being the installation of additional games.

However, hacker Bakueikozo has discovered something rather unexpected during his efforts - a message left in the console's code:

This is the hanafuda captain speaking. Launching emulation in 3...2...1. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. So, please keep this place tidied up and don't break everything! Cheers, the hanafuda captain.

In case you didn't know, the hanafuda reference relates to Nintendo's history as a maker of Japanese playing cards. It's quite cool that such a message was left in the console's code, and hints that someone at Nintendo obviously knew that at some point the system would be hacked.

[via kotaku.com]