Man Hacks NES Contra Game To Propose To Girlfriend

July 25, 2013


In 'Great, now if my girlfriend reads this I'm going to have to learn how to hack Sonic the Hedgehog or risk getting turned down' news, Redditor Equinn0xX hacked a Contra cartridge to propose to his girlfriend. Curse you, Game Genie!

This is how I did it. In short, I bought Contra, dumped the ROM, hex edited the file, flashed it to a new ROM chip and soldered it all back together. Took some work but worth it. I changed player names to ours and also changed the ending text to ask her once she beat the game. She said yes!

Cool. But you know what would have been even cooler? If the marriage proposal was accessed via Konami code. Actually, wait -- NOBODY STEAL THAT. I came up with it, I get to use it first. Just kidding, I'm dying alone, have at it.

Hit the jump for the proposal screen, the Frankenstein'd game cartridge, and a shot of the lovely couple dressed as Rainbow Brite and Shredder.





  • Facebook User

    The clock is a cheap Spartus digital clock from the 1980's. I buy and sell vintage electronics and have one of these. Bought it for $1 at a thrift store. Obama can have the kid come to the white house and tell him...."You didn't build that"!

  • Dom

    I think we are glancing over the more important fact that bro bro has a GF that can beat OG Contra... I hear Bethesda uses the blood from these women to sanctify their patches.

  • WTF, is that a rainbow bright & splinter costume? Clearly these two a made for each other. If only I can meet someone to be my opposite when I play blade!!!

  • Me


  • Max Baldwin

    What if he or she dies in the game??

  • Fercho

    ¿Start back again from the last checkpoint?

  • Andrew Cornstubble

    wait, "once she beat the game?" i would die a sad and lonely hoarder

  • Bubbubsky

    Gotta say, I did NOT expect her to be that attractive. That is one lucky dude.

  • Robert Jackson

    more like one RICH old dude

  • Monochromatyczny Wojownik

    or he just hired her for the photo - like those rental facebook girfriends. Girlfriends are as real as Santa Claus, anyway.

  • Jeremy Tilton

    That's a pretty hard game. What if she never beat it?

  • the antagonist

    Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, then start.

  • You totally right... he fails for missing that. He should have said "I wanna Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, then start a new life with you, Will you mary me"?

  • Then she wouldn't have been worthy of his love.

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