Retro Gaming Dad Resculpts Donkey Kong ROM To Allow Daughter To Play As Pauline

Retro-Gaming-Dad-Resculpts-Donkey-Kong-ROM-To-Allow-Daughter-To-Play-As-PaulineWhen your children grow up to be old enough to play video games with you, you'll no doubt want to start them out on the classics. However, what happens when your three year old daughter is disappointed that you can't play Donkey Kong as a girl. As a resolve, a potential father-of-the-year has been busy hacking away at the arcade ROM to reverse Pauline and Mario's roles.

This is the handy work of Mike Mika, a dedicated retro gamer,who not only happens to be working in the games industry, but also one active in homebrew development. Using his insider knowledge and day-to-day abilities, Mika stayed up rather late the same night of his daughter's disapointment, in an attempt to locate and redraw all of Mario's tile sets in the Donkey Kong ROM to feature Pauline instead.

His finished result must have gone down well, as a video of Pauline rescuing Mario from Donkey Kong's clutches has since been uploaded to YouTube. While Mika hasn't yet uploaded a patch to the internet for everyone else to enjoy Pauline's courageous efforts, at least we know somewhere there is a three year old being carefully schooled on all the classics!

Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition (Gameplay Video)

Last Updated ( 10 March 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) Mayhem 2013-03-10 13:38
Hah hah, terrific!
(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2013-03-10 17:03
Someone tell Anita Sarkeesian she doesn't need to make any more videos :lol:
(Link to this comment) Megatrons_Fury 2013-03-10 19:03
How very cool!

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