Well, looks like the other kind of 3DS Hacking may soon be upon us…

Not the piracy kind or the good ‘analysing data to find secret stuff’ kind, the ‘cheat blatantly in video games like with an Action Replay’ kind.  Yep, hacker Smea (who brought us the pictures of the three secret event legendaries in Pokemon X and Y and the Mega Eon Duo) posted a rather interesting picture of Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon in his Twitter feed.  Can you spot what’s strange about it?

Yeah, the amount of gold was set to a string of 9s, the max amount the game can register. So somehow, it seems like people might be making progress in creating the usual ‘cheat codes’ for these games, the kinds you use to skip parts of single player games or cheat like hell online with stuff like infinite Blue Shells in Mario Kart. Like this:

Okay, it’s limited to this one hacker at the moment and he’s only creating hacks for fun and research purposes rather than more… ‘malicious’ ones, but I guess we can officially count this as the start of the 3DS’ online play becoming like the DS and Wii’s ones, aka a hacker filled mess with cheats being used all over the place. And it’s not just this Smea’s research either, that Pokemon editor we saw? Lets you edit the abilities and movesets to whatever the hell you want. Say hello to a ton of Pokemon with Wonder Guard on wifi whenever they figure out how to add them back to the games!

So what do you think? Do all these hacks (including now one blatant ‘cheat’ type one) make you worry about what wifi in 3DS games is going to be like not long from now?

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MegaLucario
MegaLucario
7 years ago

*reads, then runs to 3ds and goes to sonic lost world online to farm gold before anything happens*

Niknique
Niknique
7 years ago

Well it was only a matter of time…

Ashley Hose
Ashley Hose
7 years ago

It doesn’t really both me if people cheat on single player games, but I get annoyed at those who cheat on online games that you compete against each other. It doesn’t bother me as much when people cheat on games like Monster Hunter.

tentacleTherapist
tentacleTherapist
7 years ago

This is exciting. Soon I will finally be able to beat Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon! (curse you E-5!)