Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)
Posted: March 17th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Here is one more fun fact related with the first Fighting Vipers game, even though the western Sega Saturn versions where censored, (see links above for details.) The Arcade original, along with the later XBLA/PSN download versions are actually 100% uncut. And here are some interesting catches, it is one of the rare instances where a Japanese game with an underage sexulized characters age is unedited in all region despite being very common practice for western versions of Japanese games with the same situation. This is especially true if you are a YouTube watcher of Censored Gaming, which I do contributions BTW: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFItIX ... hJCHpbeV1A. But lets get to the even crazier catches, the 1996 Sega Saturn version in the US was rated T like most fighting games at the time save for Mortal Kombat type games in censored forum, but the later XBLA/PSN versions are rated E10+ 100% uncut save for the name change for the series most popular character Candy aka Honey in Japan. And the E10+ rating is no typo, the XBLA/PSN versions are rated E10+ from this link: http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.aspx ... g%20Vipers And if you noticed the Sega Saturn version has an ESRB content descriptor with Animted Blood, but the later version does not mention it even though it is in all versions of the game! Now for the even more crazy part if we have not open a large enough can of worms! The Japanese Sega Saturn release was given an All Ages green rating: https://gamefaqs.akamaized.net/box/5/9/9/3599_front.jpg, but the later XBLA/PSN versions is rated CERO C 15+ for sexual content!: https://store.playstation.com/#!/ja-jp/ ... NGVIPERS00. Which in the CERO standards if you go by the ESRB standards is a High End T, but Lower Level M depending on the game, now that is absurd, becuase their is a large diffrences between E10+ and CERO C in terms of age rating gap/maturity, and it was rare enough for Japanese games with underage sexulized characters age being left unedited in the west, but getting a much lower age rating considering what often happens in the west, especially the US who are infamous for being less lenient to sexual content is generally unheard of! Not even the anti-censorship Xseed/Marvelous USA for the Senran Kagura series was safe from age censorship even with an M rating!