Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Exploit Loads Any Game Boy ROM From SD Card

Nintendo-3DS-Virtual-Console-ROM-Loading-ExploitWe all love a good bit of Virtual Console, right? Nintendo's digital download service providing access to countless classics is a fantastic addition to the gaming world, however, it has to be said that the choice at times can be limited - with many obscure and unusual titles failing to make the grade. That's all about to change for fans of the Game Boy, as an exploit has been discovered to trick the Nintendo 3DS into loading ROMs from the SD Card.

Various sources as of recent have been detailing the trick which works on the original Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL handhelds. By booting up an existing Game Boy Virtual Console title, a different title can be pushing into memory by bringing up the home menu, followed by a web browser. Once the browser has been directed to a specific website containing the exploit's code, whatever you've placed onto your SD Card will soon be running when you resume gameplay.

Although Nintendo will no doubt patch this vunerability sometime soon, we're finally able to play the likes of Pokemon Yellow and many others Nintendo has skipped over, along with fan translated imports too. 

Full instructions on how to execute this exploit can be found within the video below's description.

Nintendo 3DS Game Boy ROM Loading Exploit

Last Updated ( 30 January 2015 )  


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+1 (Link to this comment) chocklo 2015-01-30 23:52
Brilliant!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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