Dad hacks Donkey Kong for his daughter; Pauline now saves Mario

Posted by BernardSwiss on Mar 10, 2013 11:06 PM EDT
Ars Technica; By Casey Johnston
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When Mike Mika’s daughter was sad to learn she couldn’t play as a girl character in classic Donkey Kong, her father decided a little hacking was in order. Mika modified the ROM of the game so that the damsel/white-knight roles in the game were switched. Now Pauline ((Nintendo's precusor to the better known Princess Peach) runs, jumps, and dodges rolling barrels to save the dulcet Mario at the top of the screen, according to a Saturday post on reddit.

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