In another edition of “Parenting: You’re Doing It Right,” game developer Mike Mika hacked Nintendo’s Donkey Kong so his three-year old daughter could play as Pauline and save Mario.
According to the video description, Mika was prompted to make the switch after his daughter was bummed out upon learning she couldn’t play the girl characters in Donkey Kong. What a dad to do but spend his night hacking the game to switch the characters around? Amazing.
Mika even uploaded the patch so others can save Mario as Pauline. But seriously, where was this as a kid? Maybe I wouldn’t have hated Princess Peach much less if I could’ve saved myself instead of waiting for Mario. And maybe my default character on Mario Kart might actually have been Peach instead of Toad and I wouldn’t be swearing so much at Peach whenever I play. Seriously, this would’ve cleared up so many video game anger issues I have.
WATCH PAULINE SAVE MARIO FROM DONKEY KONG BELOW: