Radar: Video Games
"Hang on, the quicksand is sucking all the cool stuff I found in that snake from my pants. *beat* Now THERE'S an odd sensation..."Note: Keep the game's ratings in mind when adding examples. If a game has a rating which says it's aimed at older audiences, it might not be a proper example. Also note that what got past the radar in some countries may not get past the radar in others.
—Guybrush Threepwood, from The Curse of Monkey Island.
- Animal Crossing
- Crash Bandicoot
- Final Fantasy XIV
- Fire Emblem
- Katamari Damacy
- Kid Icarus: Uprising
- Kingdom Hearts
- Marvel: Avengers Alliance
- Mega Man Battle Network
- Nancy Drew
- PaRappa the Rapper
- Ratchet & Clank
- Rock Band
- Sly Cooper
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Super Mario Bros.
- Omikron: The Nomad Soul really pushes the limit of what a T rating can get away with. Some of the more questionable moments of the game include dropping by a morgue and investigating gory mutilated corpses, dropping by a strip club filled with pole dancers and a radio commercial advertising implants for sexual organs with no subtlety whatsoever.
- Tales of Graces: Pascal has a thing for touching Sophie. To quote one such instance: "Come on Sophie! Let me touch you! If you do, I'll let you touch me wherever you want! It's only fair!"
- Tales of Legendia — during the character quests, Shirley is seen holding a baby at one point. Senel thinks the baby might be hers, and he is completely shocked at this. Note that while Senel is Shirley's brother... he's not her BIRTH brother and he isn't even the same race as her... It's amazing this didn't get censored.
- In Heart of Darkness, when Andy is talking with the Amigo elder, the elder accidentally shows him a picture of a female member of his species who is topless. With visible nipples. There's also all the violent deaths that Andy can experience. This game is rated E.
- During the Piston tutorial in LittleBigPlanet, the narrator mentions one of the options that "controls how erect your piston is." After a brief pause, he realizes what he said and follows up with "Oh, I do hope you're not smirking..."
- While EarthBound certainly got hit with the censor stick, they still, literally, got the word "crap" past the radar multiple times. A big deal for a 90s game from the Mario house. Itoi himself said that, read the interview for yourself. There is also (off-screen) child abuse, and a boss who is a giant mole using an attack that is described as tearing into one of your party members.
- From the Donkey Kong Country series:
- Candy Kong has always had a rather... curvaceous body and was never afraid to show it off. Heck, her theme tune in the first game sounds like stripper club music and its name in the official soundtrack is "Candy's Love Song."
- Donkey Kong Country 2 literally got "crap" past the radar (though, technically, it's K. Rapp), an alternate name for K. Rool during the Quiz Mini-Game.
- Another example during the quiz minigame is K. Rappy Keep.
- Donkey Kong 64:
- The opening song got the line "one hell of a guy" through with an E rating (that gaming era is when Nintendo started loosening up and leaving censorship rules to the ESRB since the ESRB didn't exist for part of the previous era, but this is an E-rated game). This was changed to "one heck of a guy in SSBM" even though the game is T for Teen. It should be noted that even though the Virtual Console gave the ESRB a chance to rethink their ratings for many games (Secret of Mana and EarthBound, among other titles, were bumped up), Donkey Kong 64 maintains its E rating despite this.
- Over the course of the game, Candy Kong gives DK a total of two extra melons. Gameplay-wise, the melons increase the Kongs' life energy (the health bar is represented by 1-3 watermelons, each having 4 slices for a total of 12 HP), but it's suspicious that they are melon-shaped, since "melons" are also an euphemism for "breasts"... She also has lines like "come a little closer, and I'll show you how to use your instrument."
- Sometimes, all one needs is a well-placed black bar or two to get something past the radar, but sometimes that bar doesn't stay placed all that well, as was the case with the Naked Ninjas in the Sega Saturn game Three Dirty Dwarves. The Ninjas were quick while their censor bars were slow, making them the ultimate in Highly Visible Ninjas that make Mai Shiranui look downright prudish by comparison.
- In the add-on to Medieval: Total War, the ESRB apparently cringed at generals being described as "craven whoresons". However, their radar didn't twig on the Cunnywarren, the last stage of the tavern line of buildings, until after the game was released. They've been quite angry at the Creative Assembly from then on...
- In Empire: Total War, one of the traits a general can get if they're an artillery expert has the description 'He knows when to blow his load'.
- In Bionic Commando, not only is the villain at the end obviously Adolf Hitler (who calls you a "damn fool"), but when you kill him, you get a close-up portrait of his head graphically exploding. Amazing, considering this is a Nintendo game from the heavily censored 1980's.
- Kid Niki Radical Ninja for the NES features, at one point, a mountain that resembles a fist with its middle finger raised. It was released in America, right in the middle of Nintendo's "everything has to be kid-friendly" mindset.
- One song in Elite Beat Agents is "La La", a pretty blatant Intercourse with You song.
- Another song is "The Anthem", which has a masturbation reference.
- Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan gets some crap past the radar too, including the "Bambina" stage. Here's an excerpt from the lyrics:
- Don't let me down
My sweet baby Bambina
That night that I held you was a secret
When you get nude, your angel wings
Are exposed, Bambina
- Yoshi's Island has the level "Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy". It's filled to the brink with fuzzy white seedlike creatures which cause Yoshi to have psychedelic hallucinations when touched, and induce an Interface Screw which makes Yoshi stumble around uncontrollably with a glassy-eyed stare and causes the screen to wave around so that the player can't judge distance correctly as well as distorting the music and sound effects. The German version of the level is named Lustiges Sporen Drama.
- In Samurai Shodown 2, when Cham Cham is confronted by final boss Mizuki, she says "Shit! You really make me mad!", which not only contains a cuss word, but is also surprisingly coherent given Samurai Shodown 2's general Engrish.
- Lego Batman: when the Joker gets thrown in jail, he puts a gun to his head — before showing that it's one of those prop guns with the "BANG!" flag. But still, the Joker puts a gun to his head. In a kid's game.
- In Lego Star Wars, whilst playing Slave Leia, holding the "action" button without interacting with an object (does not happen in the DS versions) will cause her to dance in a way that possibly should include a pole.
- Metal Gear: Ghost Babel didn't even contain any swearing except for a single Foreign Cuss Word and several uses of the word "hell", didn't let Snake smoke, and hardly even used words like 'die' and 'death' (in a game about nuclear war) thanks to censorship on Nintendo portables, but manages to get away with an androgynous male villain complimenting Snake's 'beautiful' bone structure; the same androgynous male villain very viscerally describing a brutal murder/rape (without using either of those words and concentrating on descriptions of entrails); and a villain committing suicide by setting fire to himself and screaming in apparent orgasm. They also got a brief shot of Snake smoking in the intro past the censors, and even has use of the word "Christ" (which was a word Nintendo didn't allow on portables at this time because it's religious).
- The intro cutscene for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2:
Premier Alexander Romanov: "We Romanovs have our legacy to consider!"President Mike Doogan: "I don't give a wooden nickel about your legacy!"
- Metal Gear for the NES managed to get away with not only letting Solid Snake keep his cigarettes, but also with printing a picture of him smoking badassedly◊ in the manual. While that artwork was taken wholesale from the Japanese MSX Metal Gear manual, there was no reason that they couldn't have used the more innocent picture of Snake◊ from it instead, and it's impressive they managed to get it printed. (Shows extra diligence when the F.X. Nine novelization of the NES game refused to let Snake kill anyone (although he was allowed to graphically blow up a giant scorpion) and had him turn down cigarettes at one point because they were bad for him.)
- One of the passwords is "fuckme" and sends the player to the final boss without anything
- In the Snake Vs. Monkey minigame in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, developed by Kojima as a child-friendly tribute to his young son (whose favourite game was Ape Escape), there's a monkey looking a poster of a bikini model while spanking himself.
- In the MMORPG Ragnarok Online one of the monsters is a naked, apparently female pre-pubescent child sitting on the front of a vibrating plant made of naughty tentacles growing from a tree stump and making faces that could only be interpreted as intense pain or intense pleasure. It appears to be bait, like an anglerfish's forehead thing, if it is part of the same creature. If it's actually a separate creature that's part of the monster's animation, then it's just plain Refuge in Audacity.
- Another of the monsters in the game, who spawns in what is literally a prison/torture chamber en masse, is literally a naked man with spikes shoved through his arms, legs, and shoulders. You can even see how much physical pain he's in when he walks.
- The US version of DDR Extreme included the song "Highs Off U (Scorccio XY Mix)" with the line "fucking you up every time". In an E game. How it did, we're unsure. It didn't go completely undetected, though — it was the only US release until Dance Dance Revolution X to get the ESRB "Lyrics" content descriptor as opposed to the "Mild Lyrics" of every other DDR game. Still, not getting at least a T rating is surprising (DDR X has an E10+ rating, for what it's worth).
- In Lunar: Eternal Blue, Lucia walks in on Hiro while he's taking a bath. Stark naked. Ruby blocks the good stuff.
"I'm surprised these hicks could nail anything that's not related to them."
- In Silver Star Harmony (and possibly Silver Star Story Complete), Nash's response to Nall's amazement at a city built entirely on top of bridges when walking into Meryod:
"Roap not included."
- Another Lunar: The Silver Star reference has the extremely rare item "Soap", with this particularly interesting description:
- Ace Attorney:
Kay: I'm going to snap a shot of all those badgers and win that grand prize!Edgeworth: What IS this "grand prize anyway?Kay: I think it's a notepad in the shape of handcuffs...or was it a set of handcuffs in the shape of a notepad...?Edgeworth: Either one seems useless too me. (I guess I can see her having a use for a notepad, but I can't see when she'll ever need a set of handcuffs...that is, not for another year at the least)noteKay: ...?
- In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney case 4, while you're talking to Larry about the "Samurai Dogs" that are on sale, he says: "Kids just can't get enough of those Samurai dogs." Seems like nothing, however, Maya then replies with: "For some reason, that just sounds wrong...".
- In the last case of Trials and Tribulations, Godot compares the witness's state of mind to a Cafe au Lait, to which the Judge responds, "Cafe au Lay? Is that even legal?"
- In the first game, a woman tells Phoenix she likes a man with a big... vocabulary.
- Jean Armstrong, a man so Camp Gay that the judge asks if he's a man or a woman, has fun hitting on pretty much every man in the courtroom. Yes, including the judge.
- There's also Phoenix questioning Victor Kudo as to whether he has a "straps fetish" because of his Dirty Old Man habits of staring at waitress uniforms.
- In Ace Attorney Investigations, presenting Kay with the "Badger Hunt" flyer while investigating the Kidnappers Hideout leads into a conversation over the prize for the hunt:
- Also in Investigations, when examining the vending machine, Edgeworth suggests that "Defendants' Fresh Milk" means that the milk was milked from the various defendants.
- In Investigations 2, President Teikun O uses an underhanded finger point that makes him look like he's Flipping the Bird at Edgeworth (which, in context, is pretty much what he's doing), even though he's technically using his pointer finger like everyone else.
- In another example from Rare, development of Grabbed by the Ghoulies began with only a double entendre name, and the game itself is laden with innuendo. Fiddlesworth the groundskeeper is the source of much of it, with references to his nephew, Little Willy (who happens to own the water squirter weapon Cooper occasionally uses...), and his habit of frequently spouting vegetable-based euphamisms (some of which didn't make the cut, such as "rub my radish!"). Additionally, "Ghoulsville in the Gloom" was refered to as "Neede in the Nuts" before Microsoft deemed it too risqué.
- Unusually, Harvest Moon Cute let some things slide. Such as Kate saying "sucks" while arguing with her depressed father.
- If you tried to milk a male cow in A Wonderful Life, instead of being annoyed, it would respond with a green heart. And then there are the miracle potion scenes...
- Also in A Wonderful Life, during the Happy Harvesting chapter, your child will sometimes ask if you've "ever had a bath with Mom?".
- Cute left out the marriage, but still left in the lesbian romance.
- Jak and Daxter:
Kleiver: I used to be the tall poppy on that baby. Wanna try to beat me score?
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy literally got crap past the radar: Daxter says the word in the opening cutscene. On top of that, another character says "buggers". Also, as Jak and Daxter are first alone with Keira, Daxter suggests he likes her. When she fails to return interest, he claims she doesn't know what she's missing while bouncing his hands. The game got a 3+ rating.
- Keira seemes to be an exercise in this trope. She wears a top that shows off her midriff and suspenders on low-slung pants. Also, it's more apparent in the HD re-release, but her breasts have a slight bounce to them when she moves, and you can see the waistband of her underwear peeking out from her pants.
- In Jak II: Renegade Daxter makes a vibrator joke: "Whoa, this puppy's got some vibration to it... This baby will put a smile on your face!" he says, as he rubs the item in question against his body. He also calls Onin "the world's oldest professional", a reference to the notorious 'world's oldest profession', prostitution.
- In Jak 3: Wastelander Daxter says that watching 'hot babes' prancing around in bikinis gives him 'that special tingling feeling in his "tail".' The use of the word "buggers" returns. And this wonderful little exchange before taking part in a turret gun minigame:
Daxter: Oh, don't worry. Jak "beats" things all the time. Eh, Jak?
(cue Dope Slap)
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy literally got crap past the radar: Daxter says the word in the opening cutscene. On top of that, another character says "buggers". Also, as Jak and Daxter are first alone with Keira, Daxter suggests he likes her. When she fails to return interest, he claims she doesn't know what she's missing while bouncing his hands. The game got a 3+ rating.
- One of the most blatant examples occurs in Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, with Michael grabbing his crotch as one of his moves.
- In Breath of Fire II, Nimufu's name was supposed to be Nimpho Mani, and Witch Tower was supposed to be Womb Tower. And the Fire Shaman hitting on Ryu. Hell, the whole game was filled with innuendo.
- Katt is practically half-naked and pantsless, going around with her furry butt for all to see.
- Breath of Fire 2 appears to be one massive under the radar game. The story revolves around an evil religion (flag one) trying to steal souls (flag 2) to resurrect a demon from the previous game (flag 3). One of the most stunning "how'd this get through Nintendo" moments was when the protagonists storm said religion's HQ where an NPC gets killed on the spot.
- Breath of Fire III has the mayor and his 'cheeky vixen'. And full-frontal female nudity. Female human, at least in that form. The PSP remake got rated 7+.
- In Breath of Fire IV, when Scias realizes that the "Fairy Drop" is really fairy dung, he nearly drops the S-bomb.
- The intermissions (possibly NSFW) in the NES boxing game Ring King. Just look at it. That can't possibly be anything else other than what it looks like. It actually looks even more obvious in the arcade version.
- In EyeToy: Play, the tech demo for the PlayStation 2's EyeToy peripheral, the window-cleaning minigame had George Formby's "The Window Cleaner" as background music. This would be fine if it wasn't one of the most risqué songs of the 1930s; every single verse is about said window cleaner being a peeping tom.
- World of Warcraft has some... very interestingly posed rocks, textures, and models in certain places that look suspiciously like a certain piece of male anatomy. Examples (NSFW)here, here,here◊, and here. Of course, this could also be an example of people seeing what they want to see.
- In Zangarmarsh, a troll who wants to seduce a female by demonstrating his superior skills asks players to kill a huge wasp and take its gigantic stinger. The object is described as still oozing venom. The wasp is called Blacksting. The quest is called Nothin' Says Lovin' Like a Big Stinger. Also, one of the quests in Durotar in Sen'jin Village is "Don't Trust a Big Barb and a Smile."
- Most female Draenei quotes were cut at the last minute, but here's one that got through:
"Are you thinking what I'm thinking? ...Good! Bring ample supply of butter and goblin jumper cables."
- Another female Draenei quote is: "Yes, they are real. And they can cut glass." They meant their horns, of course. One of the cut ones was "Do Gnomes have a vibrate setting? I-I'm just curious." According to the spoof video, the answer is "Yes". To match, female Dwarves have "No, they're not real. But thanks for askin'!"
- The female Blood Elves have some very interesting flirt lines in Germany, for example "Is that a Mana Worm in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" and "Normally, I only ride mythical mounts, but maybe I could make an exception." They have similar lines in the U.S.
- Female Dwarves also have the flirt, "I'll have you know I can flatten steel with my thighs." And amongst the dwarf female jokes is this gem: "My Uncle has brass balls, no really!"
- Trolls are just dirty. One female flirt states, "When enraged and in heat, a female troll can mate up to eighty times in one night. Be ya prepared?" Not very subtle. Male trolls say this: "I heard if you cut off an extremity it'll regenerate a little bigger. Don't believe it."
- Both male and female Gnomes have a flirt line "Hey, nice apparatus!" which seems to be both this and a reference to Geeky Turn-On.
- Female Undead: "Yes, they are real. They are not mine, but they are real." Squick.
- Male Blood Elf: "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?" The fact that it's Cam Clarke saying this in perfect deadpan is either hilarious or just plain sexy.
- Female Goblin: "I'm a free spirit, I don't like to be tied down. Oh, you mean literally? I'm totally into that!"
- Then there is the pet (in the U.S.) named Willy, that you get from the Children's Week holiday event. And he has only one eye.
- In the Orgrimmar Auction House is an orc auctioneer named "Thathung." And his fellow auctioneer is called "Wabang".
- There's a trinket called Chuchu's Tiny Box of Horrors that has a random chance to increase your critical strike rating for 10 seconds. To do this they put a buff on you called... tentacles. So these tentacles allow you to better hit your enemies' vital points.
- There's a quest in Uldum called "Just the Tip" - referring to the point of a spear. And another quest called "Camel Tow". Alongside that is "Master Trapper." In the beta, it still had it's original name - "Master Baiter." Also, Master Baiter is now the name of an NPC who sells fishing supplies (including bait) in a fishing village in Pandaria.
- Many, any, MANY quests in the Storm Peaks region are almost blatant innuendos. To quote, there is a series of dailies that build reputation with some Frost Giants (Called The Sons of Hodir). These quests' names are "Polishing The Helm" (you must have previously completed "Mounting Hodir's Helm" first, though! Now that is just dirty), "Blowing Hodir's Horn", "Raising Hodir's Spear" and "Thrusting Hodir's Spear". Their lives sound frustrating and unfulfilling until you arrive to help them, really.
- "Deathwing will have his way with your Stone Mother!" -Twilight's Hammer officer in Deepholm. The line is voiced.
- A quest on the Warlords of Draenor Expansion has a Ghostly Commander in the Spires of Arak ask you to pick up some stray ammunition for their demolition weapons. While she is expecting the delivery, if you talk to her she says "I hope you're toting a cannon and some balls, soldier"
- Guild Wars also has a few innuendos, such as the "Seamen" in the quest "A Sticky Operation", plus the infamous among players PVP sword, the "Greater Arced Blade". In the Domain of Anguish, there is the "Dreadspawn Maw", a writhing vagina dentata.
- Mega Man ZX Advent has a very slick example that you probably won't notice unless you know where to look. When Rospark is unfolded and hanging onto a vine/rope/cable, he has 2 large, pink, rods which are used in his electrical beam attack: one sticking up 45 degrees from his head, and another sticking 45 degrees down from his crotch in a VERY phallic manner, see for yourself◊).
- The Capcom game FLOCK! requires you to move sheep to the "Motherflocker." Yes. Motherflocker.
- The original arcade version of Super Punch-Out!! featured a character named Vodka Drunkenski. The NES version had him renamed to Soda Popinski, which apparently was enough to get by Nintendo's strict policies at the time, since his in-between round dialogue snuck in lines like "I can't drive, so I'm gonna walk all over you!"
- In the Wii entry, his name is literally the only thing suggesting it isn't alcohol. Between his beverage related animations, the pink liquid in the bottles, and no clear labeling (as opposed to prior when 'soda pop' was labeled onto the bottle), it should be obvious what he's drinking.
- One of Great Tiger's taunts in Punch-Out for Wii is pretty much telling Little Mac to suck his mother's teat in Hindi. Also, Bald Bull might repeatedly say "Damn you!" in Turkish between rounds.
- Skate or Die 2:
- The Tony Hawk Pro Skater series has a few of these. Multiple games include references to bestiality (such as a character behind a building positioned so that he's dancing directly behind his goat), and THPS 4 even has a very quick shot of hippo mating in the zoo level.
- Taboo: The Sixth Sense for NES. This game has nudity, and somehow, it actually managed to get licensed by Nintendo.
- Another obscure (but licensed) NES game, Arkistas Ring, features boxart with a somewhat Stripperifically dressed female protagonist.
- Legend of Legaia got away with references to (heterosexual) anal sex and a character being compared (derogatarily) to a pimp, including the immortal line,
"Pimps are bad! I hate pimps!"
- The third stage of Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars features naked punk rockers as enemies who attack the player by shooting blue skulls out of their asses.
- Crazy Taxi managed to get F-bombs in its soundtrack in a T-rated game. The fact that its lyrics aren't always distinct helps a bit though.
- For the Gamecube re-release, they caught onto this, and so the song Way Down the Line has the lyric "You'll fuck up just like your parents did" changed to "You'll grow up just like your parents did". Or So I Heard.
- Majesty has decadent elves who are good for your economy. Their Elven Lounges drain money from heroes who go there, play a woman giggling sound effect when clicked, and has an abundance of curtains, and contributes to the vice rating along with a gambling house. Due to the way the willpower stat works there are more male heroes that go to it than female ones and monks never go there. It claims to offer "excessive luxuries" but it's pretty clear that it's really a bordello.
- Escape from Monkey Island:
Ghost Priest: (about the heroine Elaine Marley) ...beautiful, pure and chaste...Guybrush: "Chaste"?
- In Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, one of the envelopes Guybrush finds in jail belongs to a gorilla who was 'arrested for grinding his organ in public'
- A number of books found in the Phatt Island library contain rather innuendous titles.
- The spell book with the nude centerfold in Secret of Mana.
Angela: If there's something in there you don't want me to see, like your porn collection, I understand.
- Which you kinda have to go out of your way to see, and even then it's pretty easy to miss due to the book's rather flustered reaction.
- In Seiken Densetsu 3, if you choose Angela as one of your three party members, but not the first, when she joins your party, she will blow a kiss at the screen and flaunt her Thong of Shielding style Leotard of Power clad butt at the screen. She also does this as her special attack for her light-class.
- Another moment involving Angela can be viewed if Duran is a member of the party. Try to go into his house with him in tow, and he will stop the party before they can open the door, telling them they can't go in there although he neglects to mention it's because he ran away from home and can't face his aunt and little sister.
- In a fit of Japanese correctness, an emulator can reveal that under the bed sheets when characters are sleeping, they are wearing only underwear. Due to the sprite nature of the game, they fit the colors they wear in battle. Also, the female characters' underwear does not include a bra.
- In Forcena's library, there are 4 shelves of readable books. One of them is 18+. Also, in the citadel of Wendel, there is a book whose contents is not much more than "Ah!~"
- Secret of Evermore had several small enemies explode into a cloud of red blood once they died. In a game that got a KA (Kids to Adults) rating.
- Ayla is the source of this trope in Chrono Trigger, she says for instance that "Ayla like both man and woman", if they're strong. Also, the best example is the following (Kino is Ayla's boyfriend):
Marle: You're my distant ancestor. So you'd better have strong, healthy kids or I'll be in trouble!Kino: Heh, heh! No worry, Ayla MUCH energy!Marle: Yeah she does!Marle: Wait... What did you mean by that?Ayla: Kino dumb! Ayla go now!*Ayla drags Kino through the time portal and they leave*
Marle: [on Johnny] I don't know about a guy whose greatest talent is being fast...
- More fun with Ayla: have both her and Marle in your party when you find the Rainbow Shell. Somehow, the party gets into a discussion of maternity. Ayla will squeeze Marle's boob, and declare the princess isn't ready for motherhood yet.
- Marle gets some of her own during one of the endings, where she and Lucca give their opinions on various men throughout the game.
Marle: Wasn't that fun?Lucca: Liar! I was a perfect lady last night! Uhhhh.... why does my tummy hurt?
- Again in prehistory, Marle and Lucca's dialogue waking up after getting heavily drunk at the party is quite ambiguous:
- In the SNES translation, one of the robot enemies in 2300AD is called a Bugger.
- The Rock Band series is known for muting inappropriate words in songs. However, in Rock Band Unplugged (a T-rated game) and now the main platform as well, when one hovers over the "Rock Your Socks" choice, the vocals in the excerpt are left unmuted, compared to the same place in the gameplay itself. Sure it's two occurrences of the same word, but...
- From the same song, the line about a Cleveland Steamer went completely past the radar, and then did it again when the song became DLC for the console game. The censors had to be dead to let that one go by. There's a section of the song that is total silence (i.e. the drummer, guitarist, and bassist, are doing nothing), and the vocalist says "All I want you to do is... drop trou... and squeeze out a Cleveland steamer... on my chest" (emphasis JB's).
- "Stupify" by Disturbed is DLC, but they still keep the f-bombs in it. Also, how did it come to be that "Hey Baby" by No Doubt is labelled "Family Friendly" and therefore importable into LEGO Rock Band with its explicit sex references? Something about "boys and girls in the sex appeal"?
- Guitar Hero III also mutes inappropriate words, but the singer still mouths them out.
- There are some seriously questionable choices for songs that are considered "Family Friendly" (and thus playable on LEGO Rock Band).
- Band Hero contains the song "Sugar, We're Going Down" by Fall Out Boy, and censors the word "bedpost".
- This one takes the cake: the downloadable Marilyn Manson song "Get Your Gunn" for Warriors of Rock features the uncensored lyrics "you stir me into shit".
- Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times has the hairdresser Roley, who's Camp Gay. Not radar-passing crap in and of himself... ...Except that there's a side-conversation with him where he distinctly talks about finding the man of his dreams. In an E10 rated game. It might possibly be empowering if Roley weren't so obnoxiously Camp Gay. Of course, this game was put out by Konami...
- This game gets away with a lot of Ho Yay because of the strange way the rumor system works. Also, your same gender "best friend" and your opposite gender boyfriend/girlfriend are virtually the same thing, even having the same magic ceremony to celebrate reaching that stage of a relationship.
- Scribblenauts: One level toward the end of the game is a long, vertical drop. Part of the scenery: a cat watching you through a hole in the sky. The level's introductory text: "Ceiling cat is watching you... fall."
- Spawn a rabbit. Then spawn another rabbit. Watch your item meter skyrocket. You are never going to think the same thing about that emotion bubble that comes up again.
- Scribblenauts is a game where you can summon almost anything. It eliminated, however, anything extremely vulgar, but several torture/exectution devices ("guillotine" and "gallows") exist in it. Also, its ESRB rating summary is awesome.
- "You can attach a steak to a baby to lure lions," by the ESRB no less.
- It also accepts the term "flunitrazepam", which is the generic form of the infamous drug Rohypnol.
- As well as "fallopian tube." Breasts, somehow, are too sexual to include, but a part of a female reproductive system? Go ahead.
- If you spawn the "flunitrazepam" while creating a level and get a person or animal to eat it, they will fall asleep.
- You can also summon a "virgin" in either game. The first one summons a gamer, the second, a bride.
- In Unlimited, one of the tasks demand you kill a living heart that is bouncing around the hospital. Another one of the tasks you are given demands you feed an innocent human to a cannibal (gore-less, but still disturbing nonetheless). All of this in an E10+ rated game.
- Also in Unlimited during the intro when Maxwell is seen spawning numerous items with the notebook he has a particularly mischievous look on his face as he writes something down. The next thing to appear is a beaver and Maxwell looks a little disappointed.
- There are a few throughout the Star Fox series, mostly involving Krystal.
- Fox McCloud agrees to help save her after hearing her cries of pain via telepathy, but when he gets to her (unconscious in a crystal prison), he stands gawking for a good long while, describing her as 'beautiful'. After Peppy snaps him out of it; he proceeds to turn and leave, but then looks back with a very sly look on his face before leaving.
- And then there's the constant attempts to flirt with her by Panther, most of which are outright rejected, but one of which stands out especially;
Panther: You wanna ride on my wing Krystal?Krystal: As long as I'm covering Fox.Panther (somewhat disgruntled): Heh. OK, fine.
- Weirdly, most lines in 64 can be read as innuendo. VG Cats was all over it.
- In Disgaea, the creator of the ultimate zombie mentions that he made him by using a Horse Wiener, among other things. You can actually steal the Horse Wiener and use it as an accessory for your characters!
Maderas: Yes, [she] is my loyal dog.Prinny: That's a sly way of not cussing, dood.
- A horse wiener!? Now THAT'S dangerous!
- The Prinny commentary for your first encounter with Maderas (spoilered):
- The entire scene where Jennifer meets Laharl.
- Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? has too many to list. One example is the character Turmeric, who is described as passionate: "Eats passion bowls! Wears passion diapers! Shoots his passion seed!", the last of which you can get from him and turns out to be a literal seed (description: "Lots of protein, but hard to swallow.") Another such item is the Choc-in-a-Box ("The second best thing to get in a box.") These and many others in a T-rated game.
- Xenogears: One of the characters who joins your party is Billy Lee Black. He is a young priest who confesses to considering selling his body for money when he was young.
- It's pretty obvious to anyone with eyes and basic reading skills that Julius, one of the main antagonists in Sword of Mana, is flamboyantly gay. This doesn't have much impact on the story, but while you're exploring Dark Lord's airship, the first thing you'll notice is that Julius' room is the only one with no bed in it. A further investigation will show that every soldier's room has a twin bed, but Dark Lord's room is the only one with a bed large enough for two. Julius has to sleep somewhere on this thing, and he has a very affectionate relationship with Dark Lord as it is. Connect the dots.
- Rabbids Go Home is consistantly playing Ding-Dong Ditch at the radar's doors.
- One NPC: "Hey! My wife is almost pregnant!" ...Almost?
- Patient, eagerly: "Oooh! Is it time for my suppository yet, Nurse Betty?"
- In the Wiimote design mode, you can "tickle" the Rabbids with an electric prong. But they have the greatest, most giggly reaction if you prod them... in the crotch. Erm...
- And in a group of characters with a "Boy/Girl Scout" theme...
Guy: "Aah! I'm naked! Everyone's going to see my little totem!"Girl: "No peeking! Especially you, Slippery Beaver!
- The radar caught on, with the game quickly being reissued with a PEGI 12 rating as opposed to the 7 it launched with just a few weeks after its release.
- City of Heroes has certain standards that character names and biographies must adhere to (no trademarked superhero names, no swearing, etc.) The community is generally quite creative in skirting the fringes of this policy, such as a hero named Nightsoil, or one who is totally not Superman.
- Jewelry Master Twinkle, an Xbox Live Indie Game rerelease of the PC game Jewelry Master with Dating Sim elements, has the character for Hard difficulty come mention in her dialogue that she found a pickle on the ground. Given the game's Dating Sim elements, you might be misled by what this piece of dialogue may lead to.
- One conversation in Neverwinter Nights 2 that a male character can have in Jerro's Haven consists of a demon questioning the PC's gender, the PC offering to demonstrate with the immortal line "Stand back...I'll need a lot of room", the demon asserting that his eyesight is too poor to observe the PC's small genitals, Neeshka commenting that she doesn't think the PC's genitals are small, Elanee acting shocked, and the demon dropping the subject. Without explicit mention of genitals of any sort.
- In retrospect, Knights of the Old Republic 2 has Kreia talking about sex relatively often, though always in her mysterious and detached wise-old-mentor way. Atton's mind, she reports, is clouded by "certain... base lusts". To say nothing of the curious word choice she uses to ask if a male PC has ever imagined Handmaiden "defeated utterly, completely at your mercy". Also, when a male Exile says he wants to build a lightsaber, Kreia tells him that there is great significance attached to lightsabers, "especially for the male."
- Mira, one of the Exile's party members, implies that Atton likes to "shake hands with the bishop".
- And one from a male Exile, in conversation with Kreia regarding a party member: "Just because I saved her doesn't mean I was going to charge up her loading ramp."
- Kreia mentions lightsabers as being phallic, tells you not to have sex with the female members of the party, implies Atton is, literally, a wanker, and sex is implied in the cantina on Nar Shadaa.
- The Twin Suns. They're Twi'lek dancers- and that "twin" is literal.
- Atton's dialogue before a female Exile finds some clothing on Peragus. and how about his reaction when clothes are found?
- At the beginning of a conversation with Mira, she will inform you that you look like "someone shoved a power coupling up your ion engine and switched it on".
- Jade Empire had this trope in spades with the Minister of Culture... with his servant laughing at his apparently Innocent Innuendo. Cunning Linguist, Master Debater, and <!—Huh?—>
- In Gothic 2 there is a fairly cheap brothel in a city that is entered at the very beginning of the game and no one is being subtle about it. This is a teen rated game. And buying their services gives you a cutscene that shows fair amount of the act. In comparison, Moral Guardians thought it was an outrage that Mass Effect 1 had a scene that shows a less explicit scene and is a lot harder to achieve due to the long dialogue tree.
- Probably due to Gothic 2 being a German game where censors tend to look for violence not sexuality. Still rated "12 and up" there though.
- Douglas Crockford wrote a full article on how Nintendo's censors were so anal about the NES port of Maniac Mansion, and they had to remove a game called Kill Thrill (they tried Muff Diver, but of course that didn't work), a nude statue, a Playboy for Mummies calender, and even the acronym SCUMM, which stood for Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion (the version they made for the NES was called NES SCUMM, which Nintendo of America took as a Take That and didn't think was very funny). They went through all of that trouble to have the creators remove these very innocent things... and completely missed the fact you can put a HAMSTER in a MICROWAVE and NUKE IT, then give the EXPLODED HAMSTER back to its previous owner who MURDERS YOU AND BURIES YOUR CORPSE IN THE FRONT YARD. They fixed it in the international release, but only after NOA discovered you could do this, and only after the game was already on shelves.
- Referenced in the sequel, Day Of The Tentacle, where the player puts a frozen hamster in the microwave to thaw it, this time as part of the main plot. Laverne comments: "Those things could really pop a hamster good," and, "Kids who put hamsters in microwaves back where I'm from get taken away from their parents and put up for adoption so don't do it!"
- Mystery Case Files: Huntsville had a case involving someone pulling fire alarms around town. It turns out to be a guy who wanted to slide up and down the firehouse pole. This would be harmless fun, except he's in a fursuit. Even better: It's a beaver fursuit.
- In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's: The Battle of Aces, the three Evil Twins of Nanoha, Fate and Hayate are designated Materials S, L and D. It probably stands for Stars, Lightning (Nanoha and Fate's respective callsigns in Riot Force 6), and Darkness (referring to Hayate being the master of the Book of Darkness). But if you rearrange the order, you get a certain drug.
- Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume has an example early on - Cheripha tells protagonist Wylfred she intends to follow him to see more of the world, and hopefully a man to love. Wyl tells her quite bluntly to save such fantasies for the bedchamber.
- Too many to list in Ar tonelico. This is just one of them.
- Even better example. Skip to around 5:35.
- On the back of the box it says "You never Forget Your First." Granted, it's referring to the Dive mechanic, but still!
- The Dive mechanic itself counts, starting with the proper grammar for it being "Diving into a girl". By the third game, they stopped pretending entirely, with one character making a big deal over her "sacred Diving virginity". Only the fact she uses the word diving every time separates this from the Their First Time trope.
- The third game gives us Finnel, a possible love interest and hardcore sub who gets off on being talked down to and verbally abused. This is constantly alluded to and eventually spelled out point blank, yet the game's rated for mild sexual themes.
- Also purging, which involves the party's casters stripping for a power boost. There's four levels: Fully clothed, minus the flashier parts of their outfit, down to lingerie, and finally white panties and bra. The narrative makes it abundantly clear that last is just for the sake of getting a marketable rating and as far as the characters are concerned, it's a birthday suit.
- In Jet Set Willy 2 when you complete the game, you end up back in Manic Miner in a room called "Oh $#!+! The Central Cavern!"
- In Episode 1 of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Homestar's clothes are stolen, forcing him to run around naked. After causing a mass uproar and hiding from the law in Strong Bad's house, he expresses concern about not being able to show his face in public again; Strong Bad responds by saying "I don't think it's your face you should be worried about showing".
- It's weird enough that Muscle March, a WiiWare game that involves watching overly-muscled, thong-wearing body-builders shaking their butts as they chase a protein-supplement thief, got official Western releases. But even with all the suggestiveness, the PEGI only gave it a 3. The ESRB gave it E10+, but even so...
- The Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series got away with a few surprising lines, possibly because there's just so many bits of intro dialogue between different fighters. The first game has Jeice (he of the inexplicable Space Australian accent) telling his opponent "Don't play stupid with me, wanker!" The second game edited out the last word, but added Great Ape Baby's "Time for this monkey to spank YOU!" and Android 18 calling Zangya a skank.
- For a Teen-rated game, Infinite Space has plenty of gruesome scenes, such as when Kira literally blasted Argun's head with a laser gun (complete with event CG). And then there's this line from the opening animation:
Nia: Hmph, men. A quick few shots and they're gone.
- The original Strikers 1945, a Vertical Scrolling Shooter with otherwise no objectionable content, has special Fanservice endings (kinda NSFW). Despite the game being released in American arcades, it managed to avoid the wrath of Media Watchdogs, presumably due to the challenging requirements to unlock the special endings (get a gold medal on every mission) and the very low ratio of dedicated shmup players to casual ones in the US.
- Mega Man Legends 2.There's a completely naked girl (Sera) just barely avoiding full-frontal nudity, the titular character seeing Roll getting out of the shower, a villain getting her clothes burned out (offscreen) with the titular character staring at her for a good 20 seconds, and so on.
- The best is a scene where Mega Man walks in on Roll changing. She freaks out, he apologizes and rushes out into the hall... and then pumps his arm like he just found a prize. Roll's diary later mentions the event, also mentioning a previous incident of the same thing happening and wondering if he's doing it on purpose.
- In the first level of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (not in the GBA version), Murfy claims that he was promised he'd be cast "as a tormented artist who falls for a girl with great big... erm, eyes." He actually gestures around his chest area as he says this.
- The manual then says to Murphy "The only role you'll ever play is in an X-rated film wearing your birthday suit".
- Throughout the game, Andre makes Globox drink plum juice, and he clearly gets drunk off it.
- And then there's the part where Rayman falls into a woman's outhouse, causing the woman to call him a "peeping tom", and "filthy" as she runs off. After you follow the woman into her lair, she says "The pervert is back again!"
- Even the US magazine ad◊ got crap past the radar. Honestly, just LOOK at all those penis innuendos. Also, where exactly DOES Rayman put his penis when he's not using it?
- In the teaser trailer for Rayman Origins, the first thing Rayman does after Betilla creates him is using his helicopter hair to lift up her skirt. This scene caused a huge outcry from fans.
- The manual for the game uses the word "badass" when describing Betilla. In an E10+ rated game. (then again, according to Sega All-Stars Racing, it's perfectly fine to use the A-word in an E10+ game)
- Rayman Legends got a lot of crap past to. The levels have names like "What the Duck?" and "Hell Breaks Loose". The Bubble Dreamer is blowing bubbles out of what appears to be a hookah. And Poglox and Raymoz are nude.
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift... where to begin. Perhaps the ESRB just didn't review the console version, since the story mode seems to love this. Heavy cursing (to the point that only the F bomb and racial slurs are the only things not heard), EXCELLENT use of Calling Your Attacks to censor out one particular conversation (similar to the first game's GIGANTIC TAGER!!! to the point that the same character is speaking), and more than enough suggestive humor to keep you laughing for awhile.
- The E-rated Mega Man Zero 2 has Harpuia telling Zero that he is "the only one who can make me feel this alive" and how much he "loves the pain" after their battle. The Compilation Re-release gave the radar another chance, which was used to invoke Never Say "Die" on the first two games, but very little else.
- On the Genesis version of Jeopardy, if a computer rings in on a question, it will give either the correct response or XXX.
- The colorful, kid-friendly casual match-3 shooter Svetlograd features levels with extremely phallic rocks. There's simply no way this◊ was accidental.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds: Whenever you play as Willow and pick up a medipack, she comments on how much Tara would love to see her play Nurse Willow. Tara also brings up how Willow likes how submissive she is, and discusses changing roles so she's the dominant one. As mentioned elsewhere, Faith alludes to masturbation.
- In the same game, Willow will lament 'If only Tara were here' when she picks up cooking oil. Xander also talks about getting Anya to play 'Naughty nurse'. Even more prominently, when Buffy picks up a stake, she remarks 'Just what every girl needs... a nice long shaft. *beat* That... didn't come out right.'
- Sword of the Stars got a G rating - E-for-Everyone equivalent. The event card for a Tarka research project going over-budget? A very unambiguous silhouette of a Tarka stabbing himself through the stomach. There's also a loading screen of a naked Tarka curled around an egg.
- Golden Sun: Dark Dawn joins the list. When you're basically just starting out, Tyrell's anger nearly makes him lose control and burn down Patcher's Place. When Karis snaps some sense back into him, she says "Now, keep your fireballs under control." Tyrell, visibly disturbed, says "I'm gonna pretend I didn't hear that."
- After hinting about the location of a MacGuffin you need, vampy villain Chalis gives an obvious bust shot and asks, "Ah, so have I enticed you?" "No" is not an option.
- One of Golden Sun's best uses of this trope is probably this gem from the first game, after rescuing the tree knocked into the river and getting it changed back into a girl:
Jill gave Isaac a nice surprise! Isaac got a Hard Nut!
- Isaac trying to steal Lady McCoy's underwear.
- The SNES game Star Trek Starfleet Academy features a recreation of the final battle in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, after which the crew of the Enterprise are told that they're all being forced into retirement and the Enterprise herself is to be scrapped. Spock's response to this in the movie is "If I were a human, I would tell them... go to hell," which obviously couldn't be put the SNES game because of Nintendo's policies at the time. So, the development team substituted it for a Klingon phrase which is actually far more offensive than the original phrase would have been.
- Tux Racer has the expansion pack courses Big Ass Jump and I've Got a Woody.
- In Star Trek Online, it's possible to sneak up on enemies in story missions and listen to them talk amongst themselves. In the mission "Under the Cover of Night", one of the Orion Syndicate members (The Orions are the original Green-Skinned Space Babe) says to another, "I've got some things that will blow your mind. How does the unrated cut of Vulcan Love Slave VI sound?" Fans of Deep Space 9 are sure to recognize that as the name of a Holodeck program...
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box gives us one at the beginning when everyone's favorite Wrong Genre Savvy Inspector Chelmey questions why a Layton has an Adorably Precocious Child hanging around as his apprentice. Luke's reaction doesn't help. The same game features a flirty woman character who works at would could be a dance hall, could be a brothel. She appears at the end of a red-lit street, where you are prevented from going by a policeman when you first gain access to the area. The policeman implies he won't let you past because of Luke's age.
- In Professor Layton and the Curious Village, touching the breasts on a painting you are examining for a hidden switch will say "Now, Luke, it's important to be a gentleman". While the solution is made obvious, the promiximity of the hitboxes makes it fully possibile to hit it acidentally.
- In Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, there is a full on shootout scene with Professor Layton and a group of gangsters, who are all carrying what are obviously tommy guns. Then they shoot at the Professor. A lot. Of course, the Professor makes his own gun out of a broken slot machine and coins, and fights back in a much more family friendly way.
- Garou: Mark of the Wolves has Hotaru, a Cute Bruiser with a very... interesting super. (Just watch...)
- The Sims has this a little, even for its T rating. For example, in the first game you could "Play in Bed" (naked) with another sim in one of the beds, and in the second and third games this is turned to "Woo Hoo" and results in pregnancy. Hookahs were presented as bubble blowers that actually made bubbles, but also made Sims literally float while using them. Kegs and bars are always referred to as "juice kegs" and "juice bars," or "nectar" in the case of the wine bar.
- In one of the expansion packs it's possible to "Woo Hoo" in an elevator. The little text bubble that comes up afterwards finishes with "going down."
- The Sims Medieval has references to prostitution in it. Look very closely at the contexts "the meat trade in Aarbyville" is discussed in.
- The Urbz has Mazuiko Jackon working as a stripper and a high school dropout and she is 18 by the time you met her, implications is that she was stripping at around 16 and she had more then her share of creepy customers feeling up a barely legal stripper who didn't tip to cop a feel.
- Viewtiful Joe, although it is rated T and has "Suggestive Themes" as a descriptor, still got a bunch of strip clubs in. They are in the background of Episode 2, plain as day, and have things like "Bottomless and Topless!" on their marquees with pictures of women who only have their nipples covered. And then when you are going back through the area in Episode 5 the clubs are up and running with full blown neon signs.
- The World Ends with You, rated T in the US and 12+ in UK, features the song "Give Me All Your Love" on its soundtrack. A song complete with lines such as "Feel me when you come inside".
AD!Shiki: Blue and Pink?! Sure they go...but I didn't know they went LIKE THAT!
- Also Noise No. 31 in-game description: Let this jelly violate your space, and that obscene tentacle may start violating your HP!
- In Another Day, Joshua seemed rather fond of Neku.
- Mega Man X: Command Mission is rated E. It also has Ferham, a high-ranking villain who is quite clearly meant to be a dominatrix. That's not too bad. Then you get an extended scene of her whipping Zero. Then you get this:
Ferham: Forget about [your friends], and come over and see me. Come on, Zero. I know you want to beat me!Zero: Don't worry, I'll beat you soon enough!
- The Legend of Zelda:
Nabooru: I want to ask you a favor...Will you go into this tiny hole and get a treasure that's inside?
- The Poe salesman in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time gives us this gem - "If I looked more like you, I could run a different sort of business. Heh heh heh...".
- The physical appearance of Ruto as an adult and all of the Great Fairies. The fairies are women wearing nothing more than vines and leaves to cover themselves. Some of their positions might be questionable as well. The game developers later were able to change Ruto's design and hide her breasts. The Great Fairies replaced their vines with skimpy leopard skin bikinis.
- There's also Nabooru's 'present'.
- Then there's this hug scene from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. "You could get used to this!", indeed. The manga version of the game also includes Anju pulling Link into a hug and he looks genuinely surprised by it.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has examples as well. This includes Groose getting turned on over the thought that Zelda made the sailcloth, the fact that the sail-cloths description says (just after Zelda has taken it of herself) "...It smells nice too...". Word of God confirmed that they tried as best they could too hide in many adult moments while still keeping it an all ages game.
- The mermaid in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is hiding from you because she's missing her top, which got censored in the American version. But Crazy Tracy sells you potions by sensually massaging Link while calling him "big guy" and giggling. How old Link is in this game is up for speculation, but could be as early as preteens.
- One 'blink and you'll miss it', The Fairy Queen in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker , who is very wise repeatedly calls Link child, showing there's a significant ill-defined age gap, says he's her type. Link being anywhere between 9 and 12 makes it worse.
- Dragon Quest has puff puff therapy, over and over again. Since puff is the sound you make when you blow... Bonus points for the first "puff puff" in III ultimately having her father give the actual massage. And we thought only the dungeons had traps.
- Dragon Quest is also illustrated by Toriyama, whose original Dragon Ball manga is VERY clear about what "puff puff" means. In Dragon Quest VIII it's possible to see an uncensored puff puff session ... mind, there at least it's not what you're expecting.note
- In Dragon Quest I, the player character can allow a female admirer to follow him around temporarily. If you spend a night at the inn while doing this, the innkeeper's dialogue implies that they had sex. And in the Game Boy Color version, you can do this while also accompanied by Princess Lora, with the implication that they had a threesome.
- Also in Dragon Quest VIII, when characters gain skill ranks, this is announced with something like "Angelo's sword skills increase! He becomes a holy knight!" When Jessica gains her third rank of Daggers, this becomes "She becomes a master blader!"
- And from Dragon Quest IX, we have Stella. She says variations on the word 'flap' instead of profanity, because she has wings and that's a clever pun...but we all know exactly what she's really trying to say.
- Final Fantasy does this occasionally:
- In Final Fantasy I: "Ye've got cannon balls of steel to be takin' on the great pirate Bikke!"
- 5 was already more comedy-oriented than much of the series, but this line is golden. From Ghido, an elderly talking turtle: "I'm a bit too old to do much on my back anymore." How on earth that got past the radar, we may never know. Then there's the spellbook with the centerfold: (Searching for a book) "A... As... Oh! it's about donkeys!" And of course, there's an amusing but subtle example in which a drunken man in a bar happily tells you "Knights do it two-handed!"
- In 6, there's a scene about a third of the way through the game when Cyan, Sabin, and Gau arrive in a port city after getting off The Veldt. There's a woman hanging out inside a bar in the town, who begins flirting with Cyan, and showing him 'humpty and dumpty' (Direct quote.) If that weren't enough, Gau, a thirteen year old boy, fully witnessed it. There's also teen pregnancy and the text "Bushido in the Bedroom".
- 7 doesn't even have a radar. Before you leave the first town, you have large breasts, dressing as a transvestite hooker in an area full of gay clichés (and if you don't get the absolute best items for each one, including a "squat thrust" contest for a wig, you'll be given to his underlings), and Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action. Barret and Cid also say the word "shit" in dialog on occasion.
- 8 has you getting a porn magazine called Girl Next Door. No, you can't actually read it, unlike all the other magazines.
- 9 has less:
- There is the ambiguous-gender Quina marrying the male golem Vivi. There's also a scene where Zidane and Vivi piss in the ocean, with dialogue that makes it sound like Zidane's teaching Vivi something else, while a secluded Eiko looks on.
- It also has a character referencing a scene from a romance play where a man sneaks into his lover's bed chamber, Zidane suggesting Garnet can't sleep because she's too lonely and him outright grabbing her ass while they're both climbing a ladder.
- It also has a rather uncomfortable character design for Eiko: her pants are somehow cut and show part of her legs. Unfortunately, it's the inside part of her legs which is shown. Including the crotch◊. Of course, she is supposed to wear slim underwear and not actually be naked, but you'd think they could have chosen a less confusing color than pale pink for that.
- X-2 has the three protagonists taking a dip in a hot spring where one girl peeks down at another and says "whatever, I know who's got it going on". Then there's the ability called "Tantalise" which is about the girl in question posing suggestively for the enemy. Note that Riku is Yuna's cousin, and her other cousin named "Brother" is also interested in Yuna, and tries to grab her in a cutscene. Also the massage minigame with erotic moans when you press the right spot.
- In Dissidia 012, Tifa, legendary spawner of more pornographic fanart than basically every other Final Fantasy character in existence, finds a Pearl Necklace as the first equippable item in her storyline.
- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance has 3 gossipers, one of them managed to sneak a "...the castle be damned!" through the sensors. Also the main plot is rather complex and mature for such a childish looking game.
- The NES manual for Kid Icarus has a depiction of a fully nude (nipples and everything) Syren.
- The cover art of Psychotoxic does this in a weird way, apparently intended to look LESS suggestive. The main character is depicted precisely as she is in the game (bare midrift, lowrider pants) except they don't show her wearing her (quite visible in-game) thong.
- Tactics Ogre, originally for SNES but re-released for PS1. The Very Definitely Final Dungeon has a floor named "Orgasmic Dream"! The Help text description (which in that series of maps follows the life of of an in-game former ruler) says that particular floor is a garden that he built as a playground for his son.
- Even Plants vs. Zombies has one, in the Almanac entry for Garlic:
...He even pushes things into alternate avenues at home. Somehow his wife puts up with it.
- The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon has Sparx utter a line that would have never made it into the game if not for the subtitles.
Sparx: You with me? Let's blow this dam thing up!
- In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, while talking to Hunter, who is a cheetah, and Spyro Bianca says this line. She emphasizes on the second to last word.
Bianca: I've warned you already. This place isn't safe for small dragons and.. Pussy cats.
- In Mischief Makers, one level has you hunting down three kids for a mother. A later level has you do the same thing, but now there are seven you have to find.
Mother: There are seven now, I added a few.
(She turns to her husband)
Husband: What? Why are you looking at me like that?
- Super Stardust HD has some enemies that bleed heavily when you kill them (and it's all red blood by the way). And this is in a game got an E-rating for "Fantasy Violence".
- Street Fighter:
"I need a better work-out than this! Where's Eliza?"
- Ken Masters manages to sneak a pretty good one in the middle of his Street Fighter Alpha 3 Victory Quotes:
- Dee Jay's Super Street Fighter IV Valentine's card message says: "Let's get horizontal!"
- There's also Dan Hibiki's Victory Quote against Zangief: "Size isn't everything! And I'm not just talking about muscles!"
- In his quote against Chun-Li, Dan tells her to not toss him into prison because he's "too pretty for jail"
- In Street Fighter IV, E. Honda softly mutters "shit" when he misses a grab. This from a franchise with almost no swearing whatsoever.
- In Star Wars: Force Commander the driver of the Rebel scanner jammer sometimes says "ready to muck up the enemy's sensors." At least, that's what the subtitles say...if you listen closely to her recorded dialogue, the "f" sound seems quite clear.
- In the London Suburbs stage of Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles, there is a billboard of Parco Folgore holding a bare breast that can be seen in the background. Also, there is Parco Folgore himself, who fights alongside Kanchome. Parco attacks with dancing whenever he gets the chance and ends with the multiple pelvic thrusts. The fact that when Kanchome grabs his opponent for Folgore to attack with said pelvic thrusts in one of his moves does not help in a T-rated game.
- Super Castlevania IV managed to get a topless Medusa past Nintendo's censors (in a 1991 game, nonetheless, when they were iron-fisted with censorship). This is noteworthy because the previous game had Medusa Bowdlerised into a man.
- A Rugrats computer game had Betty DeVille's recipe for "Cupcakeless Cupcakes", which require egg substitute, artificial sweetener, non-dairy milk, and "de-floured flower". You may need to say it aloud.
- Monster Party has lots of blood and gross things. It was also able to sneak in the words "hell" and "die", when the Never Say "Die" rules were in effect.
- In Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, some of the characters were made to swear in the American version, and they don't just say a few swear words like "damn" or really rude insults like "Bastard", they even drop a Precision F-Strike into their phrases. This would have earned the game an "M" rating at the time, but because they bleeped them out (And mind you, they made no attempt to hide what they were saying!), they managed to get crap around the radar. (For example, Ulala may start a battle out saying, "Don't underestimate me you *bleep*ing bastards!" and Baofu once proclaims, "Who the f##k are you?")
- One of the Odd Jobs for Stuntman Ignition has you driving a car called the "Venus Vexation". It sounds like "Penis Fixation".
- In Duke Nukem 64, in E1M2. In the back of the gun shop, there are surprisingly erotic looking gun based films in booths, complete with bar stools and tissue dispensers. The radar being that, at the time, Nintendo wasn't allowing sexualized content, causing almost every other instance from the original game to be replaced.
- In Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (rated E10+), there is a section where you come across a long pulsing bumpy... thing coming out of the ceiling.
- The boss battle theme for Einhänder has some strong language in it for an E-rated game, such as "Friday the 13th, you're all fuckin' doomed!". Considering the lyrics are fast-paced and distorted, it's understandable that the censors and players focused on the boss at hand wouldn't catch it.
- Solatorobo seems like a kid-friendly game, all Petting Zoo People and Mini-Mecha... Then you run into Alman, a Camp Gay guy who constantly offers to get the hero to work for him full time, and Red increasingly panicking at the idea of getting near him. There's also a scene where Kleptomaniac Hero Found Underwear, and another where a single lady tells him not to look in a certain drawer of hers (he does, and draws back in panic).
- Wild ARMs 5 has a Bonus Boss called "Adult Mag", which can be fought by taking a peek in a magazine on the floor of a blown up house. You can only examine it when your active party is made of all males.
- The boss is also present in Wild Arms Alter Code: F under the same conditions.
- The official debut for the Adult Mag boss was in Wild ARMs 3, in which the condition for fighting it was to have a Migrant Level of at least 18. If your Migrant Level was under that, the game would inform you that the magazine contained content that was too "stimulating" for those under 18.
- Adult Mag was in Wild ARMs 4, but lacked any suggestive requirements. Though something could be said about the fact half of your team is underage.
- There was a book titled "Erotica" in Wild Arms that, when you try to read it, just says "Not yet" and an item in Wild ARMs 2 called Adult Mag whose information stated "Don't look, kids!"
- Rainbow Islands has pints of beer as a powerup. (An inversion of Frothy Mugs of Water, as the player doesn't get drunk off them) This is especially bad considering that the main character is a kid.
- Considering Portal 2 is rated E10+ (for "fantasy violence, mild language"), Wheatley seems a little too... enthusiastic about testing Chell.
- Better yet, in the chapter where you go deep, deep underground and find the remains of Aperture's laboratories from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, there are some work-area caution signs, one of which depicts a silhouette of a person having their body eaten away by acid—while screaming.
- Even though Jet Set Radio Future is rated T for Teen, there's a trick you can do called "Porn Star". No, we didn't make that up. It's made even more disturbing if you do that trick while playing as Yoyo (the youngest member of the GGs, most likely 12-14 years old). Also, even though some songs had to have certain lyrics cut in order to retain a Teen rating (view the Video Games page of Bowdlerization for more info), the song "Bokfresh" has a woman saying "Mmmmmmm, I like that..." in a very suggestive manner, and one segment of it even has sexual moaning.
- The song "I'm Not a Model" is even more explicit, making direct references to oral sex and testicles. Also, "Rockin' the Mic" features completely uncensored explicit swearing and the n-word more than once, as well as another reference to fellatio. Sega didn't even try with this game.
- One of the games on the infamous Action 52 is called Thrusters, and the protagonist's ship design is rather suggestive to say the least.
- There's also Manchester, which seems be about some hippie beating up random people while on a drug trip. This becomes especially apparent in level 2, which has the peace sign everywhere.
- Prince of Persia (2008) has quite a bit of this, due mainly to the Prince being a Handsome Lech. Among the more notable instances, he makes several insinuations to Elika that he wants to sleep with her, often at very inopportune times. He helps old ladies home from the market, so he can also help their attractive daughters. However, Elika gets her own turns at this:
Prince: So what’s with your father?
Elika: So what’s with your donkey?
Prince: Do you know how hard it is to find a good donkey? Good donkeys are hard to find.
Elika: I’m beginning to worry about you and your donkey.
- Bookworm Adventures is perhaps the only E10+ rated game in which a Blob Monster with a southern accent exclaims "Now that there's a fine can of whoopass!". Then again, maybe it's the only video game at all with that.
- Wild Woody was an obscure platformer for the SEGA CD that was basically all about getting masturbation references past the radar. Woody himself was a pencil brought to life who defeated enemies by erasing them with his eraser. The manual referred to this as "rubbing one out". On top of that, the game let you "draw" a topless mermaid as an Easter Egg on one of the levels.
- The Last Story:
- Although the game has a T-rating, it manages to slip in one joke that really pushes the limits: If you sneak into a small crevasse behind Ariela's Bar during one chapter, you can overhear a conversation between your male party members all comparing their tackle. Waifish Bishōnen Yurick is apparently hung like a Muruk, to the shock of his teammates.
- There's also Horace, who, despite his bookish exterior, is quite Happily Married. So happy, in fact, that he's constantly on the verge of divulging just how must sex he and his wife are having. Someone (often his wife) usually cuts him off with a "HORACE!"
- The mini-game "Bossa Nova" in Rhythm Heaven Fever has the seemingly-innocent setup of two cavemen playing volleyball, but the music for the stage sounds like they're having way too much fun with it. Better yet, according to Word of God, the sexy, breathless tone of the singers was intentional—the music is supposed to represent the two characters' feelings for each other.
- Phantasy Star IV has a few good ones.
- Early on in the game, you can walk in on a college student getting changed in her dorm; as something of a meta-joke, her sprite never changes or moves, but you can return there at almost any point in the game and she'll yell at you to get out because she's STILL undressing.
- There's a woman in a leotard with a red bow in her hair in the upstairs suite in one of the inns; if you walk in, she'll comment on how young and cute Chaz is, and ask if it's his first time; she'll give him "great service"!. Chaz has no idea what she's talking about, but the women in the party do.
- Upon installing a new weapon, Demi asks Chaz to turn around and close his eyes. When you use the accompanying skill in battle, the emitters are in her shoulders, meaning the device itself went into her chest.
- There's a dance stage in the back of the Hunter's Guild; if you walk up to it, there's a little dance show where three sprites come out, fling off their cloaks, and dance. One part of their routine involves some pretty obvious butt-shaking, and during it, the man hanging out in front of the stage crouches down. If you talk to him then, he'll say "Just a little closer!", and Alys or Rika will drag Chaz away from him: he's trying to look up the dancer's skirts.
- One of the characters' girlfriend runs a preschool out of her home, and her bookshelves are full of cute gags based on other Genesis titles in the form of picture books: 'Run, Hedgehog, Run!", "The Golden Axe: Volume III', and "A Day With Ecco". The last picture book on the shelf? The Bare Queen.
- The Adventures Of Willy Beamish, a cult favorite remnant of the Sega CD, is pretty much nothing but adult innuendo. Most of the women are Hello, Nurse! levels of busty, characters' names are dirty puns ("Lewis Stools" comes to mind), and so on. It's roughly the point-and-click adventure game equivalent to Animaniacs, only somehow bawdier.
- Humongous Entertainment has included, probablly as in-jokes, some rather disturbing unused animations in some of its games, accessible via debug rooms:
- In SPY Fox 2, an electric chair that usually transports the character to another room could instead burn him to ashes just to respawn him in a manner similar to Dragon's Lair.
- In Freddi Fish, there is a removed cutscene where the main character offers her sidekick Luther to an eel to pass through. A small amount of blood is involved. Turns out it was only a fleeting thought by Freddi, but still...
- In Pajama Sam: Thunder and Lightning aren't so frightening Sam can use the toilet at World Wide Weather, which involves him unbottoning his pajamas, exposing his rear end to the viewers, take a dump and then wipe with his own cape. No *actual* crap is seen, thankfully.
- In Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo, if Putt-Putt eats 10 cotton candies, he will throw up at which point his dog, Pep, will jump off and lick it all up. There's also a toucan who tells a bizarre joke without a real punchline that involves a king shooting a servant dead.
- Retro City Rampage: One of the characters regarding a sculpture he plans to give to his girlfriend: "Hopefully she'll reciprocate when I give her this head tonight." In a T-rated game.
- Goatse is mentioned.
- Iced Tea, complete with Censor Box.
- "My right-hand woman's now just my right hand."
- Jokes about semen and "busting a nut." In a stripclub that is an "Exotic Ho Lounge."
- The Player can get "high" off of shrooms by visiting a certain store. The game calls it an "allergic reaction" but its pretty clear Player is tripping balls afterwards.
- Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is quite violent for a T-rated game. Also, Ash was called a "pussy". Twice!
- In The King of Fighters XIII, almost every word that comes from the mouth of Mature is a Double Entendre. And in Story Mode, Benimaru immediately catches on:
Benimaru [after Kyo gets PISSED at their current rivals]: Now now, this is no way to treat a woman. Oh how I wish we had met in different circumstances...Mature: My, what swet words. You've touched my heart... I'll spend some extra time carving you up!Benimaru: I never leave a lady wanting more. I can give you references if you'd like.
- One of her pre-fight conversations has Mature offer to help K' with his insomnia.
Shen [against Vice: "You know... crazy women like you really turn me on!"
- Also, Vice is very much The Vamp as well as a Combat Sadomasochist who has a rather... infamous pre-fight pose where she pretty much howls like a she-wolf.
- In XIII, Shen Woo openly admits he's into Interplay of Sex and Violence. It's no wonder that he does it while talking to the aforementioned Vice and Mature. Paraphrased:
- Also, his win quote against King is:
- Earthworm Jim 3D had you chopping off (zombie) cow heads with a meat cleaver, Professor-Monkey-For-A-Head says what sounds like "Damn, You got me!", and one of the guys in Fantasy says he needs his balls back. Yet the ESRB gave this game an E rating.
- In FIFA 13, the audience can be heard shouting what sounds like an f-bomb. The game is rated E by ESRB and 3 by PEGI.
- In SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, Kyo's pre-fight talk with Goddess Athena is laced with Double Entendres:
Kyo: A battle with a babe? I must be in Heaven!Kyo: When it comes to battle, I last a long time.
- An early-80s educational software program aimed at elementary-school students has exactly one piece of music, played when you win the game. This is the Colonel Bogey March, better known as the tune for Hitler Has Only Got One Ball.
- This Game Boy Micro ad.
- 80s edutainment game Are We There Yet? sported an underwear-themed word search which included the words "G-string" and "falsies." It also made a play on "crappie fishing," while a diary entry about one of the main characters attempting to get directions to Fort Humbug from a man with a hearing problem included this more subtle exchange.
Drake Mallard: Humbug!
Near-Deaf Man: Same to you, sonny!
Drake Mallard: No, the fort!
Near-Deaf Man: Wasn't me. Must've been the pig farm down the road.
- The third Farm Frenzy game is called Russian Roulette, and while it does involve growing food for Russian cosmonauts, the main character is holding a gun on the title screen. Yikes. The only ESRB content warning is for "Comic Mischief".
- Ib doesn't understand some of the words she reads, since she's only nine. So she asks Garry to help teach her the more difficult ones. At one point, she can find a book with many unfamiliar words... and Garry tells her to put it away until she's older. The few words she does understand suggest that it's... risque in nature.
- "??? by the ???, I ??? my finger over her beautiful ??? ... With her ??? she..."
- You can go back to that book with Mary in the party. Garry won't explain it to her, either, though she really, really wants to know!
- Another encounter involves a painting hidden behind a curtain. Sure enough, it's a nude lady, and she'll slap you for peeking... or if Garry's in the party, she'll blame him for it and slap him instead.
- In the Bonus Dungeon, one of the paintings you can find is called "Tryst After Death". Sure enough, Ib asks Garry what a tryst is.
Garry: Well, it's something like a secret meeting with someone you like. Huh? Why is it secret? W-well, er, I wonder... it could be any number of reasons!
- The Living Books adaptation of The Tortoise And The Hare has a stripper hidden in the ending sequence.
- The Game Boy Advance version of the game Lunar Legend has Luna replying when Nall is talking about a girl to "get that horny look off your face!", Luna as Dark Althena in a quite revealing outfit and some swearing (mostly "damn" and "hell"). It somehow slipped by with an E rating for mild violence.
- The game features a Nopon who decided to write a "soaring love ballad." His lyrics for said song include the line, "Just looking at you, honey, makes my boiled egg go runny!" ...Just what exactly is he implying?
- Mechonis Field has an enemy called M76-MOIST. Which wouldn't be too bad, except that it has tentacles.
- In Ni No Kuni Wrath Of The White Witch, many people are not entirely sure how to react when Oliver asks them if he can "borrow a piece of their heart," although it usually ends up being quite pleasant-feeling for them (and in some cases, can help temper their overabundance of a certain emotion). In one case, however, when the piece of heart is needed to fix the Cowlipha of Al-Mamoon, Drippy tells the donator to "Lie back and think of Al-Mamoon." Dear me.
- In Yule, Drippy at one point says that it's cold enough outside to "freeze yer ghoulies off." He is talking to a ghost at the time, making it a potential pun, but he still pretty clearly means it in the sense of "testicles." It's barely even hidden.
- Cel Damage got a PEGI rating of 3+, despite the fact that one of the characters' names is a pun on "dominatrix", or the fact that one of the characters is an imp who gives us lines such as, "Wanna touch my weasel?" or "Wanna hug my moobs?" Thankfully, it did get a Teen rating in America, however.
- NHL 2002, an E-rated sports game, included "It's Only Me" by the Barenaked Ladies in its soundtrack, a song with pretty blatant masturbation innuendos.
- Golgo 13 on the NES by Vic Tokai is very famous for getting an infamous lot of crap past the radar. To start of you will notice that this game has some very gory moments (you-as-Togo even get to snipe people in the head) and you can have Togo sex up his Girl of the Week to regain health. Yes, they managed to get away with that much during Nintendo's censorship policies.
- Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis got an E10+ rating in the US. Most of the game is wholly appropriate for the rating (there's a brief allusion to sex, but that's about it). However, if you create a certain non-essential item called a Runed Collar, you get the following conversation:
- Vayne: Because…well, you can learn from it, too.Vayne: Huh? What?Roxis: Nothing. Is that all for today?
- Fossil Fighters Champions has Pauleen, who very blatantly crushes on the female protagonist. She blushes at the chance to hold her hand, and looks deeply into her eyes when thanking her. Given that Rupert also seems to have a thing for her, it's safe to say that everyone—male and female alike—is into her.
- The Dead or Alive Xtreme series makes no mention of the ages of Ayane, Kasumi, or Kokoro. Uncoincidentally, all three of them were underage at the time.
- Jail Break, a 1986 arcade game by Konami, has a topless woman briefly appear randomly if the player shoots an enemy out of a window. Were the censors on break?
- Ittle Dew depicts a girl (the protagonist) biting into an organic heart (granted, it's not actually drawn as an organic heart, but still), with blood smeared all over her lips, while her winged fox companion tells her that what she's doing is disgusting.
- While it is unclear if the Philips CD-I had a rating board, one game for the CD-I, called The Apprentice, managed to include a manga-looking bonus stage that can best be described as very suggestive. It might perhaps even be the first case ever in which a Western animated feature ever was blamed of featuring Hentai.
- Another Philips CD-I example, this time it is called Mutant Rampage, known for featuring "crud" beer and a very pretty looking female character.
- In Nintendogs, your dog will look rather excited if you shower him in the butt.
- In Minecraft, the achievement you get for acquiring a block of wood for the first time is called "Getting Wood".
- The fourth Super Smash Bros. game portrays newcomer Palutena rather... sexily for an E10+ game. Besides the focus on her breasts and hips in her reveal trailer, she uses her staff to pole dance in one of her taunts and again in one of her victory poses.
Snake: Mei Ling, Samus took her clothes off!Mei Ling: That's Zero Suit Samus, Snake.Snake: Without that bulky Power Suit, she's gotten a lot more agile... maybe if I took off all this heavy gear I could chase her.Mei Ling: Uh, yeah, you wish.Snake: Her loss.
- In Brawl, a lot of Snake's codec Easter Eggs are a bit more from the perspective of a normal grown man than the other characters, but the one about Zero Suit Samus crashes right into this.
- In the second story arc of Ōkami you meet Priestess Rao, a kind, holy and compassionate figure with breasts so large they have their own jiggle physics. Even Amaterasu stops and stares. Not made any better by Issun refusing to stop mentioning them. Sample dialogue (in that there are many other examples to go along with this):
Rao: The Fox Rods... If they're lost in the sea, the vast realm of the Water Dragon, there's no way we'll ever find them!Issun: Oh, cheer up! I'd hate to see and your two friends cry!
- In Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction, Mai's Harpie Ladies are not censored when she calls them out in cutscenes, and neither is their ultimate attack, "Harpies' Triangle Ecstasy."
- The first Senran Kagura game to be localized in the West, Senran Kagura Burst, received a Teen rating from the ESRB. Keep in mind this is a "fighting" game which contains just about every fanservice trope known to man, including Clothing Damage, Jiggle Physics, Panty Shot, Erotic Eating, Underboobs, Stripperific, and countless others shamelessly displayed in 3D. Also consider the American attitude towards sexuality and the game's placing on what's generally considered a family-friendly console, and it's amazing how there hasn't been more controversy. By comparison, even Japan gave the game a harsher rating (CERO D, or ages 17 and up).
- The Sega CD crime adventure game Snatcher received a Teen rating from the ESRB despite featuring on-screen decapitation in gory detail, as well as various images of corpses with various dismembered/disemboweled body parts.
- Class Of Heroes' second game may the only E10+ game to get away with the word "bitch" and a joke about wet dreams. The ESRB must've been distracted that day or something.
- Under Night In-Birth:
"Oh... Going by your appearance only, I thought you were one of these professionals who ply their trade at night..."
- Nanase's story opening has her ranting about how Hyde, uh... "defiled" her. He actually turned her into a Void to save her life and she wants him to turn her back, but still...
- There was an Edutainment PC game based on The Magic Schoolbus series in the 90's, The Magic School Bus Explores The Solar System where the kids had to find their teacher Ms. Frizzle after she went missing in space. Each planet had a platforming level associated with it, but the level music for Mercury and Venus was... a Bow Chicka Wow Wow porno groove, and yes there is even a sound clip of a guy going oooooh yeaaah in a really deep voice!