Casey Johnston over at Ars Technica has an interesting post about a father that modified Donkey Kong so that Pauline was the heroine helping to save Mario (instead of the other way around). What was his reason for doing this?
Mika notes in the video description, as well as an anonymized post to Facebook, that his daughter was accustomed to being able to play a girl (Princess Toadstool) in Super Mario Bros. 2. She wanted to be able to do the same in Donkey Kong.
This is very cool. Kudos to this father.