Veteran gamer EquinnoxX documented how he modified an old Contra cartridge with a proposal message to his girlfriend at the end of the game. Knowing that Contra is not necessarily the easiest game to beat, it feels like a somewhat cruel—but nevertheless fantastic—way to do it.

He posted a huge gallery and shared some interesting facts about the process, like how he had to use an ellipsis because there was no question mark character anywhere in the game.

Check it out below:

Modified Contra Cart & Ring [imgur, via reddit]

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