Kindle Fire hacked to run classic Nintendo 64 games

Reading e-books, watching movies, and listening to music with a Kindle Fire is fine, but what if you want to play a game that's not in Amazon's Android app store? How about Super Mario 64 or The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time? Nintendo won't like it, but you can.

Here's a video that surfaced on Kotaku showing a hacked Kindle Fire running an emulator to play Mario and Zelda games.

The controls are superimposed over the screen and the Z and R buttons are placed awkwardly, but it all works. Thanks to the dual-core processor inside of the Kindle Fire, Nintendo's old games run like a charm without any lag. Head on over to Kotaku to check out the demo (video can't be embedded here).

Sure I can probably find a cheap Nintendo DS and purchase Super Mario 64 DS or play Mario Kart DS or get a 3DS and play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and get more or less the same experience, but the only problem with that is the screen size. I'd take a 7-inch Kindle Fire screen over a 3.12-inch DS and a 3.53 3DS screen any day.

Bring on the Kindle Fire hacks.

Kotaku, via GoNintendo

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