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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: In Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys, after the introduction, the boys notice that their door is open... and that there's a funny face on the chimney. If their chimney was always alive, why is it presented as a surprise, and why is the fact that there's smoke (a clearer sign of someone entering the house) only mentioned after? If it only came to life after Snow White came, why did that happen, and why do the boys seemingly forget about it after they find Snow White inside? The funny face comes out of nowhere, makes no sense within the context of the story, and is never mentioned again afterwards.
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  • Ethnic Scrappy: If there's a YouTuber doing a video on Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys, they will always point out Sonny, who is the Token Minority of the Clever Boys and a walking Blackface caricature. It's especially noticeable since none of the Clever Boys have any real personalities, meaning that pretty much the only thing that makes him stand out is his appearance.
  • Memetic Mutation: Coupled with how atrocious Dingo Pictures' productions were, it didn't take long for the interwebs to make the publisher a subject of ridicule and the butt of countless jokes about low-effort games despite their relative obscurity compared to Stellar Stone's Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing.
  • Uncanny Valley: Some of their covers feature very creepy-looking low-quality 3D renders, based on the Disney version of the tale being adapted (which look nothing like the characters in the actual game/cartoon). Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys is the most infamous cover, but Cinderella and Peter Pan also deserve mentions. In their "actual" games, Street Warrior features some odd-looking pectoral muscles.
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  • Values Dissonance: In Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys, one of the Clever Boys (Sonny) is black... and his character design resembles blackface. While not entirely uncontroversial, designs such as these aren't quite as taboo in the Netherlands as they are in America.


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