Ultimate Gamer Proposal: Guy Hacks Contra Cartridge to Propose to Girlfriend

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Times have changed. Getting down on one knee and popping the question after a romantic dinner isn’t good enough anymore. At least, not in the eyes of the many men and women who constantly see the amazing and definitely unusual proposals that people have been coming up with these past couple of years.

Another proposal that can be dubbed as “amazing” is the one Redditor Equinn0xX came up with.

He hacked a Contra cartridge and customized a lot of stuff, from the player screen to the game’s ending, which displayed his proposal once the player (in this case, his girlfriend) reached the end.

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He documented the entire thing and summed it all up by saying: “I hacked Contra because she’s worth it.” To a gamer, that’s the ultimate declaration of love.

Their story has a good ending: she said yes!

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!