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Bowdlerise: Pinball

  • Many Physical Pinball Tables have options to tone down racy or possibly offensive voice clips for certain markets, as a form of Adjustable Censorship. A notable example would be Elvira and the Party Monsters , which not only allowed suppressing the saucier quotes, but also came with a "modesty decal" to cover Elvira's Gag Boobs on the backglass.
  • Stern Pinball's NASCAR pinball allowed operators to replace the default backglass art with one that changed the "Miller Lite" logo on Rusty Wallace's car with a "Rusty" logo instead, in case their location was sensitive to alcohol-related advertising.
  • South Park pinball had a "safe" version. Featuring the Super Fart Bumpers becoming the Super Pop Bumpers, "They killed Kenny — rats!" and others. It also included decals to cover up potentially offensive playfield art, such as Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo.
  • In Devil's Crush for the TurboGrafx-16, the pentagrams were geometrically altered for the U.S. version, becoming eight-pointed. In the Sega Genesis version, Dragon's Fury, anything star-shaped was changed into a simple five-pointed star.
  • The home versionnote  of Bally's Capt. Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy replaces the racy artwork of the original with a family-friendly quasi-psychedelic depiction of Elton John and the Cowboy.
  • Gottlieb's Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World reuses the Video Mode from their earlier Super Mario Bros., but replaces the Bullet Bills with Boos instead.
  • The Super Nintendo version of Pinball Dreams removed the crosses in the "Nightmare" table.
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ships with a gun grip and trigger to launch balls and fire at in-game targets. Operators have the option to replace the grip with a fire/launch button "for sensitive locations".
  • In Sega Pinball's South Park, the original version of the game software included more offensive language than what appears in the final product. Comedy Central demanded the change soon after the game's release.

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