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This article was published on August 20, 2016

Nintendo once released a game featuring Hitler, baby Jesus and the KKK

Nintendo once released a game featuring Hitler, baby Jesus and the KKK
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Fresh of the hit that was the Super Mario Bros. franchise, Nintendo figured the obvious follow-up to a game about a chubby plumber was one that featured the likes of baby Jesus, Hitler and the KKK. The game, Time Twist, isn’t exactly the family friendly faire Nintendo is known for making in 2016.

Maybe that’s why it was only released on the Famicom Disk System in Japan.

Hardcore gaming played through it recently and noted “it seems like [Time Twist] took a look at Nintendo of America’s censorship rules and set out to create a game that broke each and every one of them.” From the screenshots, that assessment appears accurate.

The gist of the game revolves around meeting a girl, falling in love, having your soul stolen by the devil, fighting Hitler and some Nazi’s and then being strung up with a noose by the KKK. Just wholesome family fun, right?

As you do.

Seems reasonable.

Been there.

Pretty much like I imagined it.

Um. Alright.

I don’t think that’s how it works.


That pesky devil.

For fuck’s sake.

This game might have a plot hole or two.

If you’re wondering why you’ve never seen it, it’s because Nintendo has basically tried to brush it under the rug. It was hardly advertised in Japan, never released in the United States and the cover art and manual are about as non-descript as it comes.

via Kotaku