It’s one thing to be nostalgic after a gaming era, but it’s another when you take that feeling and putting into to good use. A hacker did just that and the result is simply amazing. A hacker managed to install Windows 95 on Nintendo 3DS and the OS is not just standing there, looking pretty.
If we take a look back at 2015, many classical games have gotten their remastered versions. King Quest, is the latest one which received its remastering, and more games are on the list. A few weeks ago, Night Sha
de Studio announced that they are thinking a releasing a revamped version of the critically-acclaimed System Shock 1, the progenitor of the modern first-person shooters.
Now, if one would feel nostalgic after a gaming era that delivered so many titles such as Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and Simon the Sorcerer, the game featuring the Discworld universe, created by Terry Pratchett, then we should recall how he felt when he upgraded his PC to Windows 95.
Because, we all have to admit that in terms of stability and performance, few operating system can rival with the battle-tested veteran.
For example, when I first got my first version of Windows 95, I didn’t even have an optical unit. The box came with many floppy disks and many hours of frustrations. Imagine how annoying it was to have stood there, changing floppy after floppy until the process was complete.
There were also games which included a high number of floppy disk. The cooler the game was, the more floppy disks were needed in order to install it. But that was part of the fun. And after the installation was complete and the game would launch, we would stare at the screen for hours in order to finish the game.
Concerning Nintendo 3DS, it was a very good alternative for someone who didn’t own a computer, or who thought that computer games are lame. Small, slick and shiny, the 3DS was able to fulfill all you gaming needs.
Which brings us back to our ported console. What if we can bring both Titans back to life? This was probably the hacker’s thoughts when he first tried to get the OS working on the console. And with a little bit of magic, a Nintendo 3DS console can now safely run the Windows 95 operating system, letting the users enjoy all the features brought by the old geezer.
And that’s not all! If one is to port the OS to the Nintendo 3DS, you could probably replay all those great games once more.