Girl Power Video Games Remake Old Classics!

In a new trend, game developers are remaking classic video games to give them a girl power edge, replacing the hero with the princess. We think girl power video games will be the next big thing!

Girl Power Video Games!

Mike Mika's 3-year-old daughter Ellis loved playing the video games that Mika loved as a kid, but had one major concern with some of the games. She enjoyed playing the classic Donkey Kong game,  but she didn't want to battle against the evil ape as the game's hero Mario. She wondered why Mario always saved the damsel-in-distress Pauline, and not the other way around.

Mika told his daughter that it was just the way it was, to the disappointment of his daughter.

Lucky for Ellis, Mika is a video game developer who could do something about it. He hacked the original Donkey Kong game to flip the roles, so that Pauline jumped barrels and wielded a hammer to work her way up the ladder to save Mario.

He called it "Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition," and it was downloaded more than 11,000 fans who wanted to play the game from a new girl-powered perspective.

Since then, many games have gotten a makeover and turned the captured princess into the heroine and taken the main characters into the kidnapped in need of rescuing.  The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. both got these revamps.

Nintendo made a big splash in 1986 with Metroid. When players completed the game, they learned that the heavily-armored Samus character  they had played throughout the game was a girl all along!

Today, more and more female heroes in games are proving that girls can kick butt too. Tell us your thoughts about girl power video games in the comments!