As a girl, from the time you first lay your hands on a video game, if given the option, you always choose a girl character.
There may be a dozen or so male characters to choose from, but if there’s one girl, you’re choosing her.
Which is why this guy is already in the running for Father of the Year by hacking the original Donkey Kong game so his 3 year old daughter can play as a girl.
From YouTube user Mike Mika:
“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.”