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Father Hacks Donkey Kong To Make Pauline Playable For Daughter

A father has hacked the original Donkey Kong for his three-year-old daughter. Donkey Kong is an NES game in which players control Mario and help him rescue Pauline from the clutches of the stubborn gorilla Donkey Kong. The father, Mike Mika, hacked the NES game to swap the roles between Mario and Pauline, making Mario the plumber in distress. Will Pauline be able to rescue the helpless Mario? Watch the video above to find out.

My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together. Her favorite is Donkey Kong. 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. So what else am I supposed to do? Now I’m up at midnight hacking the ROM, replacing Mario with Pauline. I’m using the 2010 NES Donkey Kong ROM. I’ve redrawn Mario’s frames and I swapped the palettes in the ROM. I replaced the M at the top with a P for Pauline. Thanks to Kevin Wilson for giving me the lead on the tools and advice.

-Mike Maka

95 comments

      1. Not true, my father is a gamer too :) So we are like the second gen of gamers maybe even third in some cases (when it comes to video games atleast).

  1. He just wants to score with Lauren Faust, that faggot. “Ohh, I’m a MAN who thinks WOMEN are smarter and better than us! MEN are smelly and ugly and evil!!!”

    Again, what a faggot.

    1. This guy is a winner in both gamers and parents alike. If you asked your dad to switch mario and pauline and he stayed up until midnight to make it happen for you, i think you’d be pretty grateful

      1. I’d be pretty grateful if I were the father, and the daughter let me look up her skirt.

      2. If I had a daughter, the only fuzzy playmate she’d need to cuddle with is all natural….and is my pubic hair.

      3. Of course he’s trolling and you’re all being trolled. If you’re a father or a brother, you know there’s no real possibility you’ll feel attraction for something you saw growing up, let alone something that you made possible for her to be born.

        Only if you’re a sick fuck.

      4. I don’t want to think about that sort of shit FFS , that guy is a dick for writing that shit.

      5. Could you ban babba bubbu, please?
        This isn’t what I want to stumble upon when I come here.

      6. You make me sick. How can you live with yourself? She is obviously very young. God..some people…

      7. What the hell is wrong with you, you sick motherfucker! How can you even say something like that!?

      8. And this is why I hate the comment section of this website because of fucking trolls like you. Seriously, you are the reason why the wider population think gamers are idiots.

    2. So he is a faggot because you say he thinks men are smelly and ugly?…

      Logical thinking has been lost it seems…

  2. That’s pretty awesome. If I new how to do it, I would have done something like this for my little girl.

    1. Yes, for those not versed in Mario History. Pauline was the first DiD that “Jump man” had to rescue.

      1. They should give Pauline a comeback, NOT just in a Mario Vs. Donkey Kong title either. The new Mario game should feature Pauline and Peach and maybe Daisy too who are all kidnapped! Also, Pauline should join Mario and friends in their Sports games and Mario Party franchise!

    1. That would make the “New” series more interesting. Having characters with different abilities.

    2. If that happened and she played anything like she did in SMB2, she’d be OP.
      Hovering for long distances over the more dangerous obstacles would make the game even easier to clear than the flying squirrel suit does.XD

  3. LOL! I already read about this on gameinformer.com. What is interesting was after I read it I was like “How come this isn’t posted on mynintendonews?” XD NOW IT IS!

  4. That’s one cool dad. I remember when my dad taught me how to play video games, we used to play deathmatch in GoldenEye on N64 :)

    1. I remember when my dad and I used to play slayer in Halo. In order to play I had to look at the buttons! Good times.

  5. haha lol XD so epic. upvoted to my epic friends on reddit!! they will think this is so epicly epic

  6. Reminds me of the time when my dad showed me I could play as an Elite in Halo 2, I didn’t believe him at first but it was true! I was so happy! Elites ftw!! I was only like 9-10 years old lol.

  7. SEXISTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!124211

  8. Mario sucks and his bland overused shit cast only white 30 yr old weeboo sissys btw ya white trash hoes luv real dark meat we men not manchild fag shitendo 4 homo and loser btw myiamoto wants to copy fps beside apple lol sellout chink

  9. 1st mario games had shitload of glitch btw nintendo in mario galaxy say ya mr gay lol weebo snifass even stormfront admits japs r supperior lol white suck they toliet paper 4 jap go extinct ya race lost all hail xbox bill gates and cod

      1. This is not a real xbox gamer. It is a nintendo gamer in disguise trying to make xbox gamers look bad.

      2. That is a general xbox gamer.
        But one thing was pretty good in xbox live, ignore list.

    1. Would she be against this?
      Of course she would be, I’m sure she can find sexism and misogyny in this.

    1. This report shows that the Xbot Ambassador is beyond redemption…

      He doesn’t know the meaning of innovation and he needs to be destroyed by all means neccessary…

      1. It’s pretty much ruined the site for me, I left it for a few months, only checking it through tumblr or facebook and I came back not long ago expecting the trolls/fanboys to have all moved on but they haven’t :/

      2. It’s pretty much ruined the site for me, I left it for a few months, only checking it through tumblr or facebook and I came back not long ago expecting the trolls/fanboys to have all moved on but they haven’t :/

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