Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Yeah, you too, Inkgirl!
When Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released on Nintendo Switch in April last year, no one could have anticipated that an arm gesture within it would cause a stir, especially one performed by Inkgirl. That’s exactly what happened, however.
By pumping her arm, complete with clenched fist, while placing her other hand on her bicep, she performed a gesture that’s considered rude in countries such as Spain, France and Portugal, though its meaning varies.
To some the gesture is comparable to being given the middle finger, but others liken it to an obscene sexual act being performed on someone’s mother. Naughty Inkgirl! Suffice to say, the gesture was quickly patched out by Nintendo.
Mario Party 8 – Bad Train
Of all the games out there that could possibly cause offence, you wouldn’t expect it to be an entry in the Mario Party series, would you? Enter, Mario Party 8.
In the UK, Mario Party 8 got in trouble for its use of the word spastic, though it appeared to be quite an innocent mistake to be honest.
One scene featuring a MagiKoopa on a train contained the line ” Turn the train spastic!”, which we imagine is simply a translation error rather than anyone intending to offend. Regardless, the damage was done and the game was recalled, with new copies having the word ‘spastic’ replaced with ‘erratic’.