How Mario Party was changed outside Japan

Mario Party is a Japanese party video game that was developed by Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo. The game was released in Japan for the Nintendo 64 on December 18, 1998. When the game was released outside of Japan in 1999, some character lines were altered due to concerns over characters making religious references.


International censorship[]

  • All mentions of the line "Oh my God!" from the Japanese release were removed in the international release, making Luigi wail in pain along with Wario saying "So ein Mist!" (German for “Such damn!”) which is often misheard as "Doh, I missed!" (reused from the original Japanese release of Mario Kart 64, albeit low-pitched). These replaced lines are also used for the next game.
  • Some minigames present in the original release were omitted from the Virtual Console release due to said minigames requiring players to quickly rotate the control stick, leaving burns on their palms as result, which led a class action lawsuit lost by Nintendo, which forced the company to pay the players $1000 in damage reparations as result. As a result, the Nintendo Switch Online version of this game displays a warning when starting up the game, telling players not to rotate the control stick with the palm of their hand.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The Japanese release is completely uncensored.

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