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Dad hacks Donkey Kong so daughter can play as female character

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Wired: Mike Mika hacked Nintendo's Donkey Kong game so his 3-year-old daughter could play as the female character Pauline.

She raised a pretty innocent and simple question: “How can I play as the girl? I want to save Mario!”

Having kids is incredible. And having a daughter is something special. I get the opportunity to see the world through her eyes. And if this experience has taught me anything, it’s that the world could be just a bit more accommodating. And that if something as innocuous as having Mario be saved by Pauline brings out the crazy, maybe we aren’t as mature in our view of gender roles as we should be.

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