Choosing a ROM to Hack

The "Impossible" Vision

In this guide we'll cover:

  • How to find a ROM to hack.
  • How to edit the sprites and graphics in the ROM.
  • How to play the new game in an emulator or on Arcada supported hardware.

I changed BurgerTime, the 1982 classic, to Impossible BurgerTime, starring a cow that makes plant-based burgers!

Here's a sample of the original game starring a chef:

And here's a sample of the mod we'll create starring a cow:

You can mod any NES game of your choosing and use this guide as a reference. On the next page, learn how to find some great NES ROMS to hack up!

This guide was first published on Jun 24, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 24, 2019. This page (Choosing a ROM to Hack) was last updated on Oct 20, 2019.