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Old 23 March 2006, 21:42   #1
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Banned Amiga games

I know of Great Giana Sisters being a Mario clone, but not quite sure of exact story....

I am sure there are others... Be good to hear about the games and any back stories etc....
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Old 24 March 2006, 02:00   #2
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Banned?.. what has giana sisters to do with banned as it was released... you mean amiga game that are clones?...

anyway... there are more clones of mario http://hol.abime.net/2792
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Old 24 March 2006, 02:07   #3
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no it was my understanding that Giana Sisters was removed from general sale due to a complaint from Nintendo
http://poll.imdb.com/title/tt0462319/trivia
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Old 24 March 2006, 02:38   #4
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Aha... I see.
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Old 24 March 2006, 02:56   #5
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If we talk about banned games in Germany only, the list would become long. Brutal games such as Mortal Kombat, Moonstone, Sword of Sodan, Wings of Fury and way more are banned here. Also Wings and Rocket Ranger because of the appearance of Nazi symbols. Oh, and not to forget Doom, of course :-)
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Old 24 March 2006, 03:13   #6
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isn't there a big number of games banned in germany because of appearance of nazi symbols ?
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Old 24 March 2006, 03:27   #7
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Was going to mention Moonstone too, but he asked for banned games looking like other ones.. or something like that....
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Old 24 March 2006, 06:10   #8
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Doom got banned in Germany? How can they ban a game like that in Germany. Was the programming not up to the hiquality that Germans can do?
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Old 24 March 2006, 09:11   #9
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every blood splashing game is forbitten in germany...but i don´t like to comment this

and as bobic already said, every game within nazi symbols are banned...i think everyone know why...

@hal
yes there is a list of that games, but i can´t find it currently...

@all
don´t let this thread going too political before its getting closed...
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@ Ironclaw

You misunderstand me I am not looking just for clones. I am interested in any amiga game that has been banned before or after release for any reason.

Whats the story behind Moonstone?

@ Bobic, Interesting I didnt know blood splashing games were banned in Germany. Do you get the games as a German release, edited to show no or Green blood then?
Like wise are games containing Swastika edited and then released or just banned?
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Wings may have been banned in Germany, but surely not due to the use of Nazi symbols. Wings was set during World War I, before the rise of the Nazi party, so that shouldn't have been a problem.
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The first version of The Executioner was banned I think after Amnesty International complained about torture scenes in the game.

Giana Sisters was banned as was Katakis, both were blatant rip-offs of other games, they were only briefly on sale before being withdrawn.

Ironically, Irem were responsible for Katakis being withdrawn because of the obvious similarities to R-Type, and then because of the work that Factor 5 did on Katakis, they were given the job of converting R-Type to the Amiga!
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Fantastic Galahad, I remember playing Katakis as a kid - now must go find it again!

BTW wasnt this the same game as Denaris?
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Wings may have been banned in Germany, but surely not due to the use of Nazi symbols. Wings was set during World War I, before the rise of the Nazi party, so that shouldn't have been a problem.
Wings was banned on the 06.06.1991 in germany for the belittlement of the first world war.

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you can find a list of all banned games in germany here. They even indexed "Beverly Hill Cop", LoL.

http://www.bpjm.com/

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Thanks Retro Nerd. Any chance of a translation?
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Belittlement!?

Some strange laws over there...!
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Not quite a ban, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was censored in the UK and released as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because the classification board took exception to the word 'Ninja'.
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Not quite a ban, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was censored in the UK and released as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because the classification board took exception to the word 'Ninja'.
Interesting Galaxy. I always wondered why on the arcades the UK version was called "Hero" instead of "Ninja" like all other countries
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One of the Last Ninja games was banned in WH Smiths in the UK because it came with a plastic shuriken.
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Not quite a ban, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was censored in the UK and released as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because the classification board took exception to the word 'Ninja'.

Not so.

The reason why they were called 'Hero' turtles in the UK was solely to do with the BBC. They didn't think 'Ninja' was an appropriate thing for kids TV, so they asked Eastman/Laird to rename to 'Hero' for the UK market.

The 2 films that came out were 'Ninja' not 'Hero' in the UK.
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