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A father who plays classic games with his daughter decided to take matters into his own hands when she asked if Pauline, the perpetual princess in distress, was a playable character.
You can check out the video below, which has some details about the process in the video's description:
"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 Peach 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."
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Very sweet story; a very cool dad too.
I don't know why Nintendo are being such buttholes about Princess Peach/Daisy/Paulina/Rosalina/etc in all their real games. Sure, they have Mario Kart, Party and various sports games, but those don't count - I mean the action adventure platformer games. The MAIN series.
I mean, Super Mario Bros. 2 included her as a playable character - why never again? Why was the group in Super Mario 64 DS Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Yoshi? Why is the group for the New Super Mario games Mario, Luigi, Bloo and Wolley (I think that's the name IGN gave those guys)? Why is the group for Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon Luigi, Luigi, Luigi and Luigi? It's really dumb, really lazy and a little insulting at this point. IT IS 2013!
Mario, Luigi, ONE TOAD, and a Princess. Luigi can jump higher, Toad can move fastest, and the Princess can hover jump. You did that in, like, 1991, Nintendo. Why is it sooooo hard for you to do that again with all the technology and power we have available we have today?
Can you hack it to make DK the hero and make Mario look like a woman-imprisoning jerk?
pauline mario's ex princess lol
Well done on an amazing tribute to an old classic but also an epic example of love for a father's daughter.