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NINTENDO - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
by: -RoG-

Ninja Gaiden? HERO Turtles? Aroooooo?
NES Game Title Changes In Europe

For some reason, certain words that nobody in their right mind would consider offensive, were considered "too violent" in some parts of Europe. Games with the word "Ninja" in the titles in particular almost always had their titles changed. "Ninja Gaiden" became "Shadow Warriors", "Shadow of the Ninja" became "Blue Shadow", and perhaps worst of all... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles. I'll tell you this right now, if the word "ninja" hadn't been included in their name, I would never have bought any TMNT toys, games, or anything. I bet those bastards would have even changed Vanilla Ice's immortal song, "Ninja Rap" and turned it into "Hero Rap". It just doesn't work. But it gets even worse... look what they did to Contra!

Contra!? WTF! :o
Probotector = Contra!?

As if changing the title of contra to "Probotector" wasn't bad enough, they actually changed the in-game graphics! No longer were you fighting as badass, shirtless warriors. No, now you were fighting as robots. FUCKING ROBOTS! I'm sorry, turning a classic like Contra into a game about robots with a fancy for "probing" is utter blasphemy.

Oh well, at least most of the Megaman game boxes looked cooler in Europe... they sure as hell were horrendous here in the U.S.

BLEEP! Johnny Number 5... NOT alive. ERROR! ZZZT!
I rest my case.

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