We take a look at the adult themed game called, House Party that was so raunchy, Steam had it censored and replaced with a “approved” version.
J.A. and Randy figure out how to solve all the problems with the various police departments across the nation, get them playing games like Police Trainer and the FMV version of COPS and only let the best of the best get back on the street.
We also talk about sleep away camp and going away for 6 to 8 weeks at a time with no video games or phones and does that mean your parents regret having you.
Capcom bows to SJW’s again by censoring Cammy’s nipples in Street Fighter V and for the life of us we can’t figure out why.
We learned after the failure of the Super Mario Bros movie, Nintendo purchased the rights to an adult movie parody called Super Hornio Brothers and while on the subject Randy introduced J.A. to the Pokémon adult parody Strokemon and the horribly disturbing Pikachu makeup they made for one of the atresses of the film.
With the release of the Justice League Trailer we had to dive into that and geek out on how awesome it was and wonder if finally, DC will give Marvel a run in the comic book movie business and finally, we talked about the loyalty reward fiasco going on with Star Trek Online and asked the question what would be a good way to reward a loyal fan base.
Game Censorship: Nintendo
Video games are still blamed for a lot of things now-a-days including people being violent, lazy or stupid. However, back in the 90’s the video game violence debate reached a boiling point and many games were changed or edited to remove things that would be offensive or too violent. Nintendo, wanting to be more of a family gaming company took the lead while Sega was looked at as the more adult system.
Let’s take a look of some examples of censorship or changes to popular games.
Probably one of the most famous instances of Nintendo’s censorship is in Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat was known for its violence and brutal fatalities so when it was set to be released to home systems many gamers were excited to experience this in their own home. However, Nintendo did not want to show graphic violence like blood or guts being pulled out so some significant changes were made to the game.
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As seen in the video above the blood was replaced with sweat and the more graphic fatalities were replaced with more tame ones like Subzero freezing and then breaking your body instead of ripping your head off. This did not go over well with the public and MK was a failure for Nintendo, by the time MK2 was released full blood and fatalities were back.
Final Fight was a beat em up game released by Capcom. One of the enemies that you would have to fight in the game was named Poison. Poison was female and did flips and kicks and for the most part was easy to beat.
When the game was ported to the Super Nintendo, it was decided to change the women characters because hitting females was frowned upon. Strangely enough Akira Yasuda, a character and game designer stated that Poison and Roxy were transvestites not women. In the end, it did not matter and so for the SNES release the characters were changed to Billy and Sid, who were punk rockers that did pretty much the same thing as Poison and Roxy.
In addition to the sex change blood from stabbing or slashing an enemy was replaced by an explosion like effect.
Even the slightest hint of sexually or nudity was censored from games. In Castlevania IV nude statuses were modified in the U.S. release to cover them up. The same was done in Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse. In addition, in CV3 the Medusa monster was changed to have a more manly chest than female one.
Blood was also removed from the game. In the original Japanese release, the title screen bled onto the floor, but it was removed for the U.S. release. Within the game itself there were pits filled with red blood, but they were replaced with green ooze.
In Japan, Bionic Commando was called, Top Secret: The Resurrection of Hitler. The name pretty much told you the plot of the game, which stayed the same when it was released in the U.S. However, Nintendo did not want to feature any hate groups whatsoever and so the Swastikas on the Nazi flags were changed to Germanic eagles and the name Nazi was replaced with “The BADDs” and Hitler was renamed to Master D.
Nintendo’s Change of Heart
There were many other changes made to a number of Nintendo games ported to the U.S. in the 90’s. However, as more and more people looked elsewhere for gaming Nintendo decided money beats censorship and soon new games had all the blood, gore and sex that were legally allowed and the world rejoiced.
Want to see more of Nintendo’s censorship in games? Check out this video created by Rinry Game Game.
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