Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Female Empowerment in the Video Game World

Female Empowerment in the Video Game World

It's well worth noting this video should be watched as it does make a great many points about the state that the video game industry not only is in, but has been in for the last couple of decades of its creation.

So how would Donkey Kong look like with the damsel positions flipped? This is how

I mean, I think that's pretty damn cool. The story behind it in the comments;
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 Princess Toadstool 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. I'm using the 2010 NES Donkey Kong ROM. I've redrawn Mario's frames and I swapped the palettes in the ROM. I replaced the M at the top with a P for Pauline. Thanks to Kevin Wilson for giving me the lead on the tools and advice.

Now that's a good dad

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