Fancy yourself a hardcore gamer? If so, then you must have at least heard of some awesome game titles such as Super Mario, Minesweeper or Day of the Tentacle. You can now reenact those late nights spent mashing the keyboard using the immortal 3DS console. Play retro games on Nintendo 3DS, the even popular gaming console, which now features Windows 95.
You’re probably wondering that has Windows 95 got to do with Nintendo 3DS. Well, if we think back to the original Nintendo design, one would be inclined to say nothing. Windows 95, was Microsoft way of saying:”we can do even better than 3.11”.
And so, Windows 95 was born, the most stable and reliable OS for that time. But we are not here to boast Microsoft’s achievement in the field of computer sciences, although, if we were to do it, the list of achievements is far to too long to recite.
We are here to talk about games and nothing more. Think back: Windows 95 and computer games. What do you recall? Some of us will look back to the point where FPS games were born. Wolfenstein 3D, Heretic and Doom are some of the great titles that were conceived for Windows 95.
But it was not just the game itself but rather the anticipation, the urge to see what game devs were up. You would sit there for ours, looking at the installation wizard, swapping floppy disks or CDs, waiting for that one moment when you could hit the ‘play’ button.
And what about the Nintendo 3DS, the all-knowing and all-capable gaming console? When one would get tired of being mashed by a computer opponent, he would switch to the Nintendo 3DS console for more button-mash fun.
With all the revamps and remastering going around, a hacker kept thinking why couldn’t we put the two things together? A few clicks late, a wild Nintendo 3DS with Windows 95 appeared. And no, it’s not some new Nintendo theme or skin resembling Win 95’s user interface. It’s the real thing and it also has the functionality of the old geezer.
It may not look nice and it may clunky, but at least now you can walk around with Win 95 in your back pocket. If all goes well, who knows? Maybe, in the future, all portable consoles may come out with ported genuine Microsoft operating systems.
As to the part of “how to do it”, I guess that there are some tutorials out there telling you how to port an OS like Win 95 to other devices, although I’m not sure if it’s legit or not.
Here’s a video to see the miracle for yourself.