15 Video Games That Had To Change Bizarre Details (In Different Countries)

Here are a bunch of bizarre things you might not expect to affect video game development, from Michael frickin' Moore, to Germany's attempts to reconcile with their mid-century whoopsie-daisy:

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Tomba! This bright, fun game about a feral child battling pig people takes on a grave meaning in Italy. Literally; tomba means tomb in Italian, sO

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Indigo Prophecy CONTROVERSY...WHAT CONTROVERSY? FAHRENHEIT Gamers everywhere except North America know it as Farenheit. Atari was worried Americans

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Contra CRACKEDCON They had to turn pretty much every human and alien into a robot, in order to comply with Germany's strict anti-violence laws. That's

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Mortal Kombat: Deception This game was almost a major disappointment in France. Literally - deception means disappointment, SO they Mortal Kombat:

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Pac-Man P ' mam READY! That signature wakka-wakka onomatopoeiai is pronounced paku-paku in Japan. They nearly translated that to Puck Man, until some

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker CRACKED COM While Japanese censorship seems to be more lax when it comes to nudity and religion, they take less kindly

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Punch Out!! Soda Popinski was originally named something much more overtly offensive: Vodka Drunkenski.

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Final Fight The absolute prudes at Capcom USA made a whole range of changes. Bosses Damnd and Sodom' became Thrasher and Katana, all drug and

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The Combatribes methtotl CRACKED COM This game came out in the 90's, but when Nintendo re-released it for their Virtual Console (notably...post-S they

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Simant PAUSE SCENT Health CRACKED COM The console version included animation of ants puking, complete with disturbing, digitized HURKing. But Nintendo

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Crusin' USA FINISH CRACKED.COM Nintendo is notoriously prude, so making this game Family-Friendly was always going to be a tall order. The funniest

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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back CRACKED COM A death animation that shows Crash getting crushed into a wobbling head/feet abomination was remove

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door CRACKED CONT The character Vivian was actually a male in the original Japanese version. But, because he smooches M

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Mega Man Because the Japanese-to-English translation of his name doesn't distinguish between an L or R sound, Dr. Thomas Light is alternately known as

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Starfox Quick: say Starfox in a German accent. You just said the name of German company StarVox.' Instead of delaying launch trying to get legal p

Source: Nintendo Life