Dad hacks Donkey Kong so daughter can play as princess, save Mario
Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com |
March 11, 2013 at 8:45 AM
March 11 (UPI) -- Mike Mika has a young daughter who liked the fact that you could play as the Princess in Super Mario Bros. 2. So, he created a special mod of the classic game Donkey Kong where Mario needed to be saved and the hero is Princess Pauline.
The modified ROM is apparently constructed from the version of Donkey Kong from 2010 for the Nintendo Wii game console, though it looks like the vintage game from the 1980s. Mika used Tile Layer Pro, which is a popular ROM editing tool, to put Mario on a pedestal while the Princess tries to save him.
Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide. UPI is a global operation with offices in Beirut, Hong Kong, London, Santiago, Seoul and Tokyo. Our headquarters is located in downtown Washington, DC, surrounded by major international policy-making governmental and non-governmental organizations.
UPI licenses content directly to print outlets, online media and institutions of all types. In addition, UPI's distribution partners provide our content to thousands of businesses, policy groups and academic institutions worldwide. Our audience consists of millions of decision-makers who depend on UPI's insightful and analytical stories to make better business or policy decisions.
In the year of our 107th anniversary, our company strives to continue being a leading and trusted source for news, analysis and insight for readers around the world.