Hacked ‘Minecraft’ Running On 3DS

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3DS Minecraft

Every now and then a mod comes along which generates a lot of public interest and turns a few heads. This week, that award surely goes to a forum user named Smealum who has begun the process of bringing the much beloved Minecraft over to his Nintendo 3DS. In a recent forum post over on GBATemp, a mod-friendly portable gaming community, Smealum posted the download link to his early-stages work, though fans wanting all the action of the computer game will find a very simple version of Minecraft awaiting them.

Smealum has begun the process of porting over Minecraft’s Creative Mode, piece by piece, to Nintendo’s portable system. Once this is achieved, he wants to work on bringing the full Survival Mode over to the system, as well. This means that should he continue his work, fans with R4 Cartridges would be able to play a pirate edition of Minecraft they can take with them in their pockets. While the game itself is in its early beta stages, the idea of playing Minecraft on a 3DS — with fully functioning 3D — is sure to appeal to fans of the game.

So far, Smealum has been able to port a limited version of Creative Mode over, which means that users can only add or remove blocks, and traverse a map made from a simple generation technique. Moving ahead, the plan is to continually add features until the portable version truly resembles Minecraft — which would be sure to garner a mass of downloads, regardless of whether it has Notch’s blessing or not.

Minecraft 3DS Creative Mode

Who doesn’t love some simple Creative Mode?

While we here at Game Rant do not condone piracy on any level, we’ll admit that if Notch ever decided to bring Minecraft over to the 3DS, it would truly be a sight to see. That said, it would be an awkward moment indeed when a three-dimensional Creeper scares you so much you chuck your 3DS at a sibling.

With Smealum hard at work at sorting out the details to get a bigger portable experience, it’s only a matter of time until he comes out with a version which more resembles the Minecraft that we all play today. Neither Notch nor any other representative from Mojang has commented on the unofficial mod.

On the more official scale of things, Notch has announced that the upcoming Adventure Update will be playable at PAX, and until then you can always enjoy the official 1.7 Update on your own computer! There are also plenty of legitimate Minecraft ports on the way, including an iOS spin-off, an Android edition releasing first on Sony’s Xperia Play, and a motion control-enabled version coming to Kinect.

What do you think of the idea of Minecraft on 3DS? Do you support the unofficial mod? Would you download it?

Source: GBATemp

TAGS: 3DS, Minecraft, Mojang, Nintendo

  • RoyalDyl99

    whats the link i would like that please

  • sam

    I’m under the impression that notch has always wanted to make a Minecraft port to the DS, but Nintendo wouldn’t hand over a dev license.

    • http://www.syrobi.net Dylan G.

      Well seeing now that this person is already started on making it, Nintendo will be watching it closely to see if it gets big, once that happens they might contact Markus and offer a deal. hah.

  • BastarB

    LoL, it’s not a “hacked” version at all, it’s built from the ground up with the creators own code!

  • Jacko708

    My kids are sooooooooo loving this game that if it EVER came out on the 3ds (3d or not) i dont think they would ever stop playing it. lets hope the final product is great and if he ever needs any beta testers he can call on me anytime. cheers.

  • ewan

    Please please get this game working on the 3ds for my little boy ewan so he stop anonying me and I can get some peace thank mum x

  • its me

    it would be awesome if minecraft was on the 3ds so i wouldn’t have to wait on my computer to stop laging alot wen i try to play and i can have it all in my poket

  • b

    I REALLY need them to make a 3ds version because my computer doesn’t have enough memory, I don’t have an xbox, and it’s not fair that I don’t have a way to play other than pocket edition which doesn’t have ALOT of stuff. Thanks Smealum

  • http://nintendo.com Etho

    hey guys and im gonna show you how to get mc on 3ds!

  • http://nintendo.com Etho

    1. get your sd card in the computer

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  • nimbas1103

    really?! no download?! :”(

  • Vashti

    I would download it cuse o love minecraft

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  • daniel

    that is sweat

  • Camden_h

    I Hope That Notch Lets Minecraft Go On 3DS, If He Does I Would Freek Out! I Would Be Playing It All Day. 😀

  • Isaac

    I think that notch should make minecraft for the 3ds. It would be awesome seeing minecraft in 3d. Even if they dont make it, there is a very simple demo of minecraft called cube crafter 3d and it is in 3d. when the full version comes out, it will have survival, creative, mobs, crafting, collectible resources, etc. I have the demo and its awesome. it still has a long way to go, but im sure it can make it. this proves that nintendo is willing to have minecraft. maybe its notch who doesnt…..

  • Allison

    I read this and wondering if I can download minecraft on my 3ds. I looked in shop and it says no results found. And I don’t want to buy it unless it’s in the game store

  • kennedy

    i really want minecraft now i cant wait intill im 18 cause thats when its coming out[in 8 years]