If you think about popular video games of today and vintage games of the past, the majority of them had male heroes. That can be a problem for girls who also like to play video games. One gamer dad created a very special Donkey Kong mod to make his little girl happy.
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 Mika (Creator)
World premiere of DK Pauline Edition @ Ground Kontrol in Portland!
So you can go ahead and make and compile this game yourself on the official website although there are versions of it lurking around on the interwebs, I would go to our GAME DOWNLOADS and take a look!
DONKEY KONG PAULINE EDITION CONTROLS ____________________________________________ Insert Coin(s) = 5 1 Player Start = 1 2 Player Start = 2 JUMP = CTRL or SPACE RUN = ARROWS QUIT = ESC ____________________________________________