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Author Topic: Japanese version of Mario Kart 64 signs  (Read 2550 times)

« on: May 24, 2005, 05:18:32 AM »
I was thinking, while you're probaly right that Nintendo changed the Japanese parody sites of American companies so they wouldn't get sued.

They also might've changed the Marioro sign, because in effect it would be kind of like advertising ciggerettes to minors. I mean, like with Joe Camel. If kids associated Mario with smoking, well that'd just be wrong.

Suffix

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2005, 08:51:15 AM »
If I hadn't been told that was a parody of "Marlboro," I wouldn't have noticed it. But I do agree that they could have made a parody of something less vile...

Deezer

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005, 03:28:56 PM »
That reminds me, JJ wrote a good article about Nintendo Censorship.

« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005, 11:18:33 AM »
Strange, I read that article before and didn't know a TMK staff member wrote it.

Interesting Fact: The Mario and Yoshi RC microsizers.  Look up the official website for them.  The japanese ads can be seen in the background.

« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2005, 04:26:35 PM »
I didn't realize that was JJ's work, either.  Good job; that was an interesting article on what otherwise might have been a stale subject.

 
Today's actually... nobody's birthday!  Quick, hurry up and make a baby!

« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2005, 03:09:11 PM »
... apparently the author of Power Up feels the same way; JJ's site gets a mention on pg 221.



 

Today's actually... nobody's birthday!  Quick, hurry up and make a baby!

goodie

  • Nike and Reebok
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2005, 04:06:16 PM »



It's hard to see in that screenshot, but what is Bowser doing there that required censorship? It looks like he's just holding up his arms.

Edited by - goodie on 6/17/2005 3:07:05 PM

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Fifth

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2005, 04:11:01 PM »
Edit - Wait, never mind.

Go Moon!

Edited by - Fifth on 6/17/2005 3:12:19 PM
Go Moon!

TEM

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2005, 04:39:58 PM »
He's giving us the "hand to bicep" bird.

Time slowed and Reality bent.
But on and on the Eggman went.
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goodie

  • Nike and Reebok
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2005, 07:43:54 PM »
I can't say I've ever heard of that...
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2005, 09:43:33 PM »
It's the equivalent of the middle finger in some countries, if I recall correctly.

But I could be wrong...
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