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 Turbo-Grafx 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, as well as a removed Video Mode that involved Cartman and Stan trying to be lesbians by engaging in a literal carpet-eating contest. Comedy Central demanded these changes soon after the game's release.
  • Several of the changes required by Universal for The Big Lebowski include removing Walter's Colt .45 and a marijuana leaf from the playfield art.