Ever since its release on Nintendo 3DS and Switch a little while back (following its successful run on Wii U), Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been working its way back into our hearts with its fun puzzles and adorable characters. But apparently, a rating group in Taiwan felt this might be a wee bit much for younger gamers.
Based on this report from Nintendo Life, Nintendo's official distributor in Taiwan have slapped the game with a Mature rating sticker. And that's odd, considering that the game's official box art shows it as being an acceptable title for ages 6+. You can see the image for yourself below, taken from Weblink's store page.
Obviously this appears to be an example of misbranding, unless someone took Stormy Daniels' comments about Donald Trump and comparing something of his to Toad to heart. Even then, the game is innocent as all get out -- and yes, Toad wears his hat all the time.
Nintendo Life posted this on Twitter and got all sorts of wild reactions from its audience, as you can see from the tweets below:
Toad is a violent character I can see why— Cole Eamon (@Cole_Eamon) October 11, 2018
Nintendo Taiwanese Distributor: The camera bugged out and we found all these porn pictures used on the underside of the levels in place of the textures, So we gonna rate the game 18+ over here.— Chris (@shubshub11) October 11, 2018
Contains explicit images of Bowsette, guns, gore and dragons.— Cássio Marinho (@Cassio_Iago) October 11, 2018
I mean it's a pretty hardcore game... I fully understand this decision and wonder why it wasn't an 18 everywhere else— Elian Williams (@elianwilliams3) October 11, 2018
but e is for everyone pic.twitter.com/72EVgvKG8Q— commendable melodrama (@beteigeuzeh) October 11, 2018
Yes cause e is for execution— (X _ X) (@JustSortaThere) October 11, 2018
maybe they thought bowsette is in the game— JM Revelo 🎃 (@heartfullofhell) October 11, 2018
What— E.M.I. (@EmilioLDP) October 11, 2018
I now remember that moment when Toad gave the bird to that bird
We assume that Nintendo is probably already aware of this problem and looking to remedy it. But we can assure you that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a game that players of all ages can enjoy. That is, unless they announce a Bowsette expansion…
(Hat tip to Nintendo Life for the scoop!)