Cool Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Play It as Pauline

This is pretty sweet. Mike Mika's daughter is three years old, and the two of them play a lot of video games together. "She's played as Peach in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong," he wrote. When it bummed her out to learn she couldn't play as Pauline, the original damsel Mario rescued from distress, Mike set out to mod the game so she could play as the woman.


You can see the results above. He says he modified the 2010 ROM of Donkey Kong on the Nintendo Entertainment System. No word if he's sharing the ROM yet.

YouTube video uploaded by Mike Mika



Is this a good thing? I tend to think she's NOT learning the fine art of, "suck it up. The world does not revolve around you." Otherwise known as, "no one especially cares what YOU want, sister." And that is a valuable life lesson. It's connected to, "grow a thicker skin," and borders on, "entitlement ho." I mean, kudos in the daddy gives his daughter something special, just for her, but...I dunno. Sadly, I hope this doesn't become a habit, you know?