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VideoGameCulture has two sides of stereotyped gaming by the media. One is the popular UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 which is portrayed in media as a [[MurderSimulators violent game]] that motivates a player to [[NewMediaAreEvil commit acts of violence in real life]]. The other is the extremely kiddy game rated eC (in America), PEGI 3 (in Europe), or S CERO (in Asia). The game in question involves an overly sweet character in a SugarBowl setting and may or may not involve [[HarvestMoon farming]].

When this trope is seen within a fiction, the game is often the alternative offered by the parent of the character when he proposes the latest violent game he wants for the holidays or his birthday. Needless to say, when given this one, it's seen as a yawn and our young man [[RatedMForMoney now seeks a chance to relish in laughable amounts of gore]]. Failure to do so will result in [[MommasBoy mockery]].

To some people, every game that does not have an M Rating falls under this category, and even some games WITH an M-Rating if the [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 graphics aren't]] [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay hyper-realistic]]. Many of the people who feel this way are [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior too young to be playing a T-Rated game, let alone M]].

Most RealLife games that would seem to meet this definition are better received than their fictional counterparts (filtering out SturgeonsLaw, of course), either because they're actually marketed toward small children (who don't care much about quality, as long as the game isn't actually unplayable), or because they're actually ''good''. Plus, the RuleOfCute exists for a reason. However, just like UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000, they don't get named like this in RealLife; some examples include ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' and ''Videogame/DinerDash'' just to name a few.

Contrast with TrueArtIsAngsty. This page has a WordSaladTitle.

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!!Examples

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* A ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' storyline had Andy joining a group called MAGG (Mothers Against Gory Games) and vowing to only allow MAGG approved games in their house. The storyline revolved around Peter playing a game called ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Nice City]]'' and later complained about the other games Andy had given him which included ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Resident Good]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/EternalDarkness Eternal Lightness]]''.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Spoofed in an episode of the German kids TV Show "Bernd das Brot" (Bernd the Bread). The titular bread is forced to play a "mega motivating social game" called " Happy Pink Pony Farm" where you have to tend for your farm, feed the happy pink ponies and defend your salad against ravenous zombies.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]
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* ''[[VideoGame/YoshisStory Yoshi's Story]]''
* ''FarmVille''
* ''RobotUnicornAttack'' revels in its over-the-top SugarBowl-ness.
* {{Franchise/Barbie}} games tend to be about as unthreatening as you can get. There are surprising exceptions to this, however, and some of the games can actually be a legitimate challenge.
* An infamous commercial for VideoGame/{{Blur}} tried to market it as an "X-Treme and totally not kiddy" racing game with kart racer-style weapons by juxtaposing the game with the most SugarBowl-y kart racer they could conceive (and an obvious TakeThat at MarioKart.)
--> '''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Bub]]-clone''' (to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Toad]]-clone): "Racing's not about winning! It's about making friends! *punched in the gut*"
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. While the game itself is a standard, if a little goofy shooter, it's shown in Meet The Pyro that this is how [[AmbiguousGender he/she/it]] sees the world.
* Any video game made by Fisher-Price. This shouldn't be surprising considering their target market tends to be for children under five. Anything deemed "too scary, too questionable or too objectionable" is changed or removed. Also, their games are primarily {{Edutainment Game}}s, which this trope usually goes hand-in-hand with. [[note]]The games are also developed by Knowledge Adventure- the folks behind the JumpStart series of Edutainment titles.[[/note]]
* Most {{Edutainment Game}}s that are targeted at younger kids are primarily this. Examples include:
** Late 90's VideoGame/ReaderRabbit, especially ''Baby'', ''Toddler'', and ''Thinking Adventures''. ''Preschool'' through ''Second Grade'' are also this, albeit at a slightly lesser extent (in that you now have an ineffectual, bumbling villain named Spike the Porcupine to content with).
** Some VideoGame/JumpStart titles, those targeted at Kindergarteners or younger to be precise, also fits this trope.
* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagging]] with the 2003 StrawberryShortcake games. While the NintendoDS and the first GameBoyAdvance games are like this, the subsequent GameBoyAdvance and [=PS2=] games avert this straight. The first two PC titles are also like this, but averted with the third title (which was a port of the [=PS2=] title). Play straight, however, with the 2009 iOS titles.
* The two ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'' games plays this trope straight. Especially the NintendoDS title (see image). There's also the sole ''My Little Pony'' G2 title, in which you raise a virtual pony.
* '''Any''' title released for '''''early''' educational consoles'' like the ''[=VTech=] V-Smile'' (especially it's SpinOffBabies-riffic ''V-Smile Baby''), the original ''Franchise/LeapFrog Leapster'', and ''Sega Pico'' (and it's spinoff ''Advanced Pico Beena'') tend to be this. They also tend to use licensed cartooon characters to make up for it tho. '''Averted''' in ''some later games for educational consoles'': The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic game for the [=LeapPad Exporer=] had Discord, a extremely dangerous and competent villain, as the antagonist.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
** At a slumber party, Homestar isn't allowed to play M-rated games - the only game he is allowed to play was ''Clapping Party'', a game in which the goal is...getting the onscreen hands to clap. An EasterEgg at the end of the cartoon lets you play the game yourself, and it's about as fun as it sounds for the first two levels, [[SubvertedTrope until]] you unlock [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 Blistergeist mode]].
** The Easter egg game "Duck Pond" on the Homestar site is incredibly simple, but also quite addictive. All you do is feed ducks. In a pond.

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* The cel-shaded ''[[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/228 Halo 5: Master Chief & Friends Adventures in Dreamland]]''. (It is introduced at 2:20.)

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* Gabe from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' is a hardcore gamer who is also a fan of ''{{Franchise/Barbie}} Horse Adventures''. (A real game). This is subverted with the game's CopyProtection, in which the horse spawns [[BodyHorror with no bones]] if the codes are entered wrong.
* From the revived version of ''TheSiflAndOllyShow'', the episode "Olly's Top 3". Olly describes his three favorite videogames of all time. Numbers 1 and 3 are basically torture porn games, but his number 2 pick is ''Pretty Ponies Daycare''.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Butters' favorite game be ''HelloKitty Island Adventure''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' revolved around Bart attempting to get the ultra-violent popular video game ''Bonestorm''. He instead ended up with ''Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge''.
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[[folder: Welcome to Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge. I am Carvallo. ]]
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[[folder: Now, choose a club. ]]
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[[folder: You have chosen a [[There Is No Kill Like Overkill 3-wood ]]
. [[StatingTheSimpleSolution May I suggest a putter?]][==]]]\\
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[[folder: [[Idiot Ball 3-wood ]]
. Now enter the force of your swing. I suggest: feather touch.]]\\
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[[folder: You have entered: [[There Is No Kill Like Overkill power drive ]]
! Now, push 7-8-7 to swing.]]\\
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[[folder: Ball is in: [[Epic Fail parking lot ]]
. Would you like to play again?]]\\
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[[folder: You have selected: [[Rage Quit No ]]
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* In ''ReBoot'', ''The Funhouse'' would be this kind of game, if we weren't watching from the perspective of the Game Characters.
* ''Sugar Rush'' from ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' can be described as ''Videogame/MarioKart'' meets ''TabletopGame/CandyLand''. This doesn't stop arcade visitors from playing it.
* Mary's games in CodeMonkeys dance the line around this trope, trying to combine it with feminist values, though some are less innocent than others (like when she was forced to make a "Little Suzy Snackcakes" game with bulimia as a game mechanic.)
** There's also "Everyone's A Person", made by the Hitler family to teach people that everyone is a person (even Hitler.)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had a browser game called ''Virtual Goose''. Unusually for this trope, the main characters thought it was the most awesome game ever, although DW's board game ''Confuse the Goose'' was considered a baby toy despite being identical.

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