Using a ripped game ROM from a 2010 release of Donkey Kong, Mike started doing a midnight hackathon to complete this gift of fatherly love for his daughter. Mike took the pains taking time of redrawing the 8-bit Mario sprite frames and swapped the palettes in the ROM. And with in less time than it takes to get an Amazon Prime package ordered on a monday Mike had his “Girls Can Save The Day Too!” edition of Donkey Kong.
Really cool. Here’s the YouTube video Mika made showing off his efforts.
[Editor’s note: This article originally identified the princess in Donkey Kong as Peach – the princess in later Mario adventures, instead of Pauline.]