Nintendo has spent decades cultivating a family-friendly brand. This is largely because their most notable games and characters (Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, etc.) are designed for all ages to enjoy.
However, Nintendo has a hidden dark side that comes out to play every now and then. And if you know where to look, they have some games that are downright disgusting!
Here are the eight most disgusting Nintendo games you should really keep your kids away from.
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Conker’s Bad Fur Day is a game that came out for the Nintendo 64 in 2001. It was made by Rare, the company behind hit games like Battletoads, Goldeneye, and Perfect Dark. However, this game was like nothing players had ever seen before.
You control Conker the Squirrel, a character who goes on a 3D adventure modeled loosely after Mario 64. Conker is no Mario, though: he is a foul-mouthed alcoholic pervert. And that’s your hero!
The game was full of gore, profanity, and more poop jokes than you can shake a controller at. It’s not just the grossest Nintendo 64 game: it may very well be the weirdest!
The release of the Nintendo Wii in 2006 helped cement the company’s family-friendly brand. This was the console that brought generations of families together to enjoy activities such as virtual tennis and bowling.
But as a Wii game, 2009’s MadWorld is basically the opposite of all that. It is a hack and slash game that emphasizes the “hacking” and “slashing” with gallons and gallons of blood.
Most of the characters and their world are presented in a stylish black-and-white palette. However, every drop of blood is lovingly rendered in bright red, make the gore all the more in-your-face.
Throw in the fact that you are executing bloody movies with the joystick and remote, and you get a game that is just as interactive as it is bloody disgusting.
It was very surprising when Gal*Gun 2 came out for the Nintendo Switch in 2018. Why? Well, the original Gal*Gun games were downright perverted.
They basically boiled down to a teenage boy firing an orgasm gun (yes, you read that right) at schoolgirls in his quest to achieve true love. Gal*Gun 2 ditches that premise for more of a Ghostbusters vibe as you help exorcise the demons from schoolgirls.
However, there is still a lot of perviness in Gal*Gun 2. For example, you get points for firing at certain erogenous zones, and certain shots make girls’ clothes pop off. And in-between ghostbusting, you spend all your time bribing women into liking your skeezy-ass character.
Mortal Kombat II
By modern standards, Mortal Kombat II may seem a bit tame. But gamers should understand that this was the game that helped turn Nintendo to the dark side.
When the first Mortal Kombat came out on home consoles in 1993, Nintendo made the decision to censor the game. Therefore, this game that was famous for its blood and fatalities had no blood and most fatalities were censored in some way.
The censored game sold poorly, especially compared to the Genesis version (which, with a quick code, offered full blood and fatalities). So, Nintendo made Mortal Kombat II for the SNES as bloody and nasty as fans wanted.
Nintendo slapped a warning on the box, but this didn’t keep the game from selling insanely well in 1994. Nintendo learned their lesson: there’s money to be made from adult video games!
Older gamers might be surprised to see the original Punch-Out!! on here. After all, this 1987 NES game doesn’t feature blood, gore, or juvenile humor. What it does feature, though, is a whole lot of racism.
Every rival boxer in the game is some kind of weird stereotype. It’s bad enough early on when you fight opponents like a cowardly Frenchman and a German would-be fascist. Then it just starts getting racist.
King Hippo is a grotesquely fat parody of Pacific Island residents. Great Tiger is a turban wearing, jewel-sporting Indian fighter with genie powers. Oh, there’s and “Piston Honda,” a Japanese fighter who telegraphs his moves by crossing his eyes.
Leisure Suit Larry
For older gamers, the Leisure Suit Larry games have always been notorious. They revolve around the titular character using quick wits and bad humor to solve mysteries while landing as many ladies as possible.
The latest game in the series is Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry. Released on the Nintendo Switch in June 2019, it carries on the “point and click” tradition of its predecessors. It also carries on the utter creep factor.
This ranges from smutty dialogue to simulated sex scenes. Oh, and a naked lady who dons a unicorn mask and attacks a vulnerable Larry from behind. All in all, not what we expected from a Nintendo Switch game!
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
The meaning of “disgusting” is certainly in the eyes of the beholder. However, the 1995 SNES game Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure is just downright gross.
As games go, this is just a simple platformer. What makes it stand out are your weapons. Your character uses burps, farts, and (of course) snot to help him overcome his foes.
If you’ve ever thought the one thing missing from Mario-style games is the ability to fly by farting, this may be the game for you.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Younger gamers may not even remember Beavis and Butt-Head. The TV show involved this idiot duo playing “frog baseball” and unleashing the “Cornholio” persona in-between making fun of music videos on MTV (back when, you know… there was a lot of music on MTV).
1994’s SNES Beavis and Butt-Head game perfectly captures the juvenile sensibilities of the show. As with Boogerman, you can weaponize burps and farts as you fight your enemies. That includes beating the hell out of classmates including students in the girls’ locker room! It’s objectively gross and weird for a Nintendo release.
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