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Mario Party 8 pulled from shelves for offensive content. Seriously.

Monday, July 16th, 2007

A scant few weeks after Mindquiz was pulled from shelves for using the word ‘spastic’, a word that could be offensive to those with motor dysfunction, Mario Party 8 is being pulled from UK shelves for containing the same word:

In an announcement on its website Nintendo states, “Unfortunately we have discovered that a small number of games contain the wrong version of the disk due to an assembly error. We have therefore decided to recall all copies of the game from UK retailers so that this mistake can be corrected.”

What it does not state, however, is that the “wrong version” contains the words, “Magikoopa magic! Turn the train spastic! Make this ticket tragic!”

I have played the level in question, and am familiar with the event, but don’t really remember the quote. More perplexing to me is that when you encounter Bowser in the front of the train, he makes a poop joke “It’s no fun being number two. Number two stinks!” (quoted from memory, actual quote may differ).

Link! (SPOnG)