Nintendo Wii plagued with another offensive phrase, this time in Zach and Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure

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zach-n-wiki.thumbnail.jpg Uh-oh, not another sensitive word/phrase discovered in a Wii game, what on earth are Shigsy, Reggie and co. trying to do, alienate the entire world?!

WiiWii has reported that in the new Zach and Wiki: Quest for Barbaro’s Treasure Wii game, the Islamic phrase ‘Allahu akbar’ (translating to ‘God is most great’) was used in the in-game dialogue. Capcom has swiftly removed the offensive phrase from the Wii exclusive, and in turn received praise from The Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We appreciated Capcom’s willingness to address Muslim concerns about the use of a religious phrase in an inappropriate context and applaud the company’s swift response”.

The only question left is, when will Italy get up in arms over the depiction of Mario as being a lazy plumber?

(via WiiWii)

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One thought on “Nintendo Wii plagued with another offensive phrase, this time in Zach and Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure

  • “The only question left is, when will Italy get up in arms over the depiction of Mario as being a lazy plumber?”

    ^^^ That was a stupid and pointless comment.

    I mean, where the hell you get that idea from?

    If anything Mario is the hardest working videogame character on the planet. The only game he even tried to take it easy was in Super Mario Sunshine where he was going to take a vacation. But he ended up doing a lot of work.

    And if you mean he’s lazy because he does sports games (tennis, golf, kart racing), then your definition of lazy is pretty much wonky.

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