Who Said Princess Peach Can't Be the Heroine?

By Sam Gibbs on at

Why is it that the Princess is always the one who needs saving? Why can't she bust down doors, slam goombas, and fight off the evils of DK? Well, now she can thanks to the hacking of a Dad for his daughter. Meet Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition, where Mario's gone and gotten himself kidnapped, and it's all up to Peach to teach that evil DK a lesson.

This is probably the cutest thing I've seen in ages. Mike Mika modded the original Donkey Kong ROM after his daughter, little Pauline, discovered she couldn't play as a girl and teared-up. Now Mario's the one stuck up at the top, with Peach having to do all the acrobatics and ladder clambering. Ah, what you wouldn't do for the love of a daughter, and, errr, some extreme nostalgia factor, I guess. [YouTube via Arstechnica]