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Dad Hacks Donkey Kong so His Daughter Can Play as a Girl March 13, 2013

Posted by hatlentore in Video Games.

All together now: awwwww.

by Lucy O’Brien

In one of the more heartwarming stories you’ll read all week, a dad has hacked Donkey Kong so his three-year-old daughter can play as Pauline and save Mario.

Mike Mika is a video game maker by trade, and upon noticing his daughter was disappointed by the default option, simply ‘adjusted’ the classic game so Pauline was now the playable character – complete with a P instead of an M at the top of the screen.

“My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together,” Mika wrote on his YouTube channel. “Her favorite is Donkey Kong. Two days ago, she asked me if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She’s played as Peach in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong. I told her we couldn’t in that particular Mario game, she seemed really bummed out by that. So what else am I supposed to do? Now I’m up at midnight hacking the ROM, replacing Mario with Pauline.”

Check out the video of Mika’s hack below. Story via Reddit.

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