Dad hacks Donkey Kong to make Pauline playable
A Youtuber and experienced ROM hacker by the name of Mike Mika and his little girl love to play classic games together, her favorite being Donkey Kong. Earlier this week, they were playing the game together and she asked if she could play as the girl (Pauline) and was disappointed to learn that she couldn’t. This is when Mika decided to use his skills to craft a special gift for her. He made Pauline a playable character!
Super geek father to the rescue! That's a perfect father right there! Hand down to do things like this make his kid(s) happy!
Gender role reversal...TO THE EXTREME!!!
I like this and I don't. It's a nice thing to do and a fun little project if you know nothing about modifying game. At the same time, it's kinda like "come on..." I think we've heard of something similar before, was it something about some father lying to his daughter about Link being a girl or something?
It's like... okay, she's little, it's fine. But at the same time, your kid could probably get over it. If not... wow.
This guy is an awesome father for doing this. Even if the process wasn't that extensive, it's the sentiment behind it that makes it so heartwarming. If I have a kid who's into video games, I could see myself doing cool stuff like this for them, and I would be more than willing to do it too. You know what, even if it wasn't for video games, I would do my best to do cool stuff regardless of what my kid's hobbies would be.
This is so... fricken... adorable. I can't handle it. xD
FATHER OF THE YEAR RIGHT THERE!!!
Not gonna lie. That was freakin' sweet of him
Wow, a sprite hack of a simple game. Impressive.
Father of the year right here. This is just as awesome as when a father changed the dialogue of Wind Waker (?) to change Link into a girl. i think that's how it went.
I think this is pretty cool to be honest.
This is pretty cool. Wish I could do something like that for my niece.
I can see how he did it. The weird thing to me is that this wasn't done sooner, it looks like a pretty simple job. Still, props for the effort.
Well, he wouldn't have to change Links appearance one iota.
That is pretty cool
He even included the Pie Factory Level!
He did a very nice job on the hacked sprites. I just hope he's not setting a precedent where he has to do this with every old game to make female characters playable for his daughter. One way to avoid that is to go in chronological order & show the popularity of characters like Mario & show how playable female characters like Ms Pac-Man, Samus, etc became popular over time so that she's exposed to them in the same order we were as kids.
And this brings to mind another question---will Nintendo finally bring Pauline back as a Smash character or in the Mario games? It would be cool if it happens. Especially if she turns on Mario & joins Bowser's side. I said it before, I think Nintendo turning Mario evil would be huge & a fresh step in that franchise. Mario & Pauline vs. Luigi & Princess Toadstool would be cool to see.
Is this the same awsome dad that went through all the script in LOZ WW to make every reference to Link female?