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8th Dec '17 6:46:02 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'' was originally given an 18 rating in Europe when it was released on the [=PS3=], 360 and PC. However, when it was released on the Playstation Vita, it only got a 16 rating, while the aforementioned versions remain 18-rated.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'' was originally given an 18 rating in Europe when it was released on the [=PS3=], 360 and PC. However, when it was released on the Playstation Vita, it only got a 16 rating, while the aforementioned versions remain 18-rated. Furthermore, the game was rated 12 by the BBFC in the UK (at the tail end of the BBFC's days of rating video games), which means that there are 12-rated ''and'' 18-rated copies of the game floating around on store shelves in the UK.
28th Nov '17 7:01:25 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'', which originally aired on national Saturday morning television with a TV-Y7 rating, is rated '''TV-14''' when it's shown on Primo TV.



* The ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' games, with the exception of ''Burst'' (which was a bit tamer and got a T rating in the US) are identical in objectionable content (ridiculous amounts of {{Fanservice}}, innuendo, a handful of swears, etc). Despite this, they range from the unrestricted M category (''Burst'', ''Shinovi Versus'') to MA15+ (''Deep Crimson'', ''Bon Appetit!'')' and later all the way up to R18+ (''Estival Versus'') in Australia.

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* The ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' games, ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'':
** Most of the games in the franchise,
with the exception of ''Burst'' (which was a bit tamer and got a T rating in the US) US), are identical in objectionable content (ridiculous amounts of {{Fanservice}}, innuendo, a handful of swears, etc). Despite this, they range from the unrestricted M category (''Burst'', ''Shinovi Versus'') to MA15+ (''Deep Crimson'', ''Bon Appetit!'')' and later all the way up to R18+ (''Estival Versus'') Versus'', ''Peach Beach Splash'') in Australia.Australia.
** A similarly jumping around in ratings for the games has occurred in Germany: one game (''Deep Crimson'') received a USK 12 rating, while every other game had received a USK 16 rating...up until ''Peach Beach Splash'', which received a USK 18 rating.


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* While the console version of ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' is rated M in Australia for "violent themes", the mobile port (which was rated through the IARC questionnaire) is rated PG for "mild sexual references".
23rd Nov '17 2:45:14 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' was rated B (ages 12 and up) in Japan, PEGI 7 in the U.K., PG in Australia and E10 in North America despite the content of this game being no different from any other Mario game. E10+ despite having no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and its content is less explicit than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.)

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' was rated B (ages 12 and up) in Japan, PEGI 7 in the U.K., PG in Australia and E10 E10+ in North America despite the content of this game being no different from any other Mario game. E10+ despite having no more mature themes ''Mario'' game, and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and its content is less some areas being ''less'' explicit than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.)
22nd Nov '17 10:43:07 PM BigKlingy
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' was rated E10+ despite having no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and its content is less explicit than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.)

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' was rated B (ages 12 and up) in Japan, PEGI 7 in the U.K., PG in Australia and E10 in North America despite the content of this game being no different from any other Mario game. E10+ despite having no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and its content is less explicit than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.)
1st Nov '17 12:49:58 PM rjd1922
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* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' got a PG rating as opposed to the G rating of all three main films in the series, even though ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and the later ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 3}}'' had several instances of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence that ''Planes'' lacks.
1st Nov '17 12:25:32 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies have been inexplicably shuffled throughout rating systems around the world. For example, ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' received a PG rating in the United States even though it was arguably more disturbing than [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire previous]] [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix entries]] in the series that were rated PG-13. In the Netherlands, [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban the third movie]] demanded the creation of an entirely new rating-- 9. In Germany, it was the first ''Harry Potter'' film to be rated FSK 12 (suitable for ages 12 and older) due to its rather dark and dismal atmosphere. In Australia, it was initially given the M rating, but was reclassified as PG when it came out on DVD.

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* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies have been inexplicably shuffled throughout rating systems around the world. For example, ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' received a PG rating in the United States even though it was arguably more disturbing than [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire previous]] [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix entries]] in the series that were rated PG-13. In the Netherlands, [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban the third movie]] demanded the creation of an entirely new rating-- 9. In Germany, it was the first ''Harry Potter'' film to be rated FSK 12 (suitable for ages 12 and older) due to its rather dark and dismal atmosphere. In Australia, it was initially given the M rating, but was reclassified as PG when it came out on DVD.



** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and very arguably contains ''less'' inappropriate material than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.) Further proving that the ESRB will bump up entirely E-rated games to an E10+ depending on what mood they're in that day, though, it got slapped with one regardless.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has was rated E10+ despite having no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and very arguably contains ''less'' inappropriate material its content is less explicit than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.) Further proving that the ESRB will bump up entirely E-rated games to an E10+ depending on what mood they're in that day, though, it got slapped with one regardless.)
1st Nov '17 8:40:04 AM Midna
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** When ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' and the original ''{{VideoGame/New Super Mario Bros|1}}'' first came out in Europe they both got 3+ ratings, but when Nintendo of Europe re-released them on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2015 they both got 12+ Ratings because of the casino minogames.

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** On the other hand, the VideoGameRemake of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' picked up a "Mild Suggestive Themes" tag when submitted to the ESRB, most likely due to the GroinAttack EasterEgg... yet in a strange inversion, it carries the same E rating as the original game. Maybe the ESRB was in a good mood that day.
** When ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' and the original ''{{VideoGame/New Super Mario Bros|1}}'' first came out in Europe they both got 3+ ratings, but when Nintendo of Europe re-released them on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2015 they both got 12+ Ratings because of the casino minogames.minigames.
31st Oct '17 11:25:52 PM Midna
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** When ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' and the original ''{{VideoGame/New Super Mario Bros|1}}'' first came out in Europe they both got 3+ ratings, but when Nintendo of Europe re-released them on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2015 they both got 12+ Ratings because of the casino minigames.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and very arguably contains ''less'' inappropriate material than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.) Further proving that the ESRB will bump up entirely E-rated games to an E10+ depending on what mood they're in that day, though, it got slapped with one regardless.

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** When ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' and the original ''{{VideoGame/New Super Mario Bros|1}}'' first came out in Europe they both got 3+ ratings, but when Nintendo of Europe re-released them on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2015 they both got 12+ Ratings because of the casino minigames.
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''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and very arguably contains ''less'' inappropriate material than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.) Further proving that the ESRB will bump up entirely E-rated games to an E10+ depending on what mood they're in that day, though, it got slapped with one regardless.
31st Oct '17 11:22:35 PM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and very arguably contains ''less'' inappropriate material than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.) Further proving that the ESRB will bump up entirely E-rated games to an E10+ depending on what mood they're in that day, though, it got slapped with one regardless.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and very arguably contains ''less'' inappropriate material than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.) Further proving that the ESRB will bump up entirely E-rated games to an E10+ depending on what mood they're in that day, though, it got slapped with one regardless.
31st Oct '17 11:22:34 PM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has no more mature themes and is no more violent than previous installments in the series, and very arguably contains ''less'' inappropriate material than what was seen in previous, E-rated games ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy the death and rebirth of the entire universe and Rosalina losing her parents]], [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario a villain plotting to destroy every universe simultaneously out of grief and a young girl transforming into an enormous spider-like monster in a process that apparently involves breaking her neck]], etc.) Further proving that the ESRB will bump up entirely E-rated games to an E10+ depending on what mood they're in that day, though, it got slapped with one regardless.
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