Dad hacks Donkey Kong so his daughter can play as Pauline

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.]



  • John David

    That was cool & there’s no doubt how awesome a dad Mike is!

  • http://matthewjj.com/ Matthew Janssen

    *Pauline, Mr. President.

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    That’s a great dad.

  • lucascott

    We need these games to come back. Donkey Kong, Mario etc. It’s beyond lame.