World’s Coolest Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Play As “Pauline”
“My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together. Her favorite is Donkey Kong,” said Mike in a comment under the video embedded below. “Two days ago, she asked me if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She's played as Princess Toadstool 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.”
Mike used the 2010 NES Donkey Kong ROM, and if this video is any indication, he did a nice job converting Mario to Pauline:
If anyone else wants to give this a try, Mike included a link to original ROM and XDELTA for the Pauline patch.