Do you remember the Apple Pippin? The device, made by Bandai and designed by Apple, was the latter’s attempt at entering the gaming market but it failed badly, selling only 42,000 units in a 1-year lifespan. So why would someone want to crack this thing? Because why not, that’s why!
Back in 2019, Keith Kaisershot bypassed the Pippin’s built-in security to allow for homebrew software (at least the potential for it, if you fancy making a homebrew game for this rare device).
Further reading on the Pippin
- Apple Pippin on Wikipedia
- Exploring the Pippin ROM(s)
- Apple’s biggest flop? A requiem for the Apple Bandai Pippin games console
- Apple Bandai Pippin ultimate guide: history, hardware, peripherals, games, software and legacy
- The Apple Game System That Failed Early In The Console Wars
- 10 Best Apple Bandai Pippin Games Of All Time
- Remembering The Pippin: Apple’s Failed Entry Into The Videogame ‘Console Wars’