C#ns*r#d W*rds in SFEX+@

Da22 suggested as a throwaway remark that I make a post on censorship. That reminded me of something I once happened across when poking at SFEX+@. Apologies/heads-up for NSFW abbreviations ahead.

Like most games with a standard 3-letter name field for the high score table, Street Fighter EX + Alpha auto-corrects undesirable entries (to “CAP” in this case).

This list is found in a file containing text strings for the game on the PS1 disc. As it’s an arcade port the banned terms are presumably inherited from/shared with the SFEX coin-op. I haven’t double-checked all of these and may have inadvertently omitted a couple or listed ones taken from the default High Score table.

  • ARK (?)
  • END (?)
  • SEX
  • PLO
  • PIS
  • PEE
  • OSI
  • KKK
  • IRA
  • HIV
  • FUK
  • FUC
  • ETA
  • DIE
  • AUM
  • ASS
  • AHO
  • 666
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A
  • [empty string]

You can tell a lot about what advertisers think/know of you from which adverts they run during a TV show. Same applies here, I suppose, from the terrorist organisation abbreviations to the mildest of curse words to the lazy players’ go-to “AAA“. (Reader, I am that player).



3 Comments Add yours

  1. Da22 says:

    AHO I’m guessing is ass hole.. šŸ˜„

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  2. retrolechuck says:

    LOL great post!!!! Ooo i wonder how many other ports of arcade games have this…Tekken?


  3. stevenger says:

    The obvious ones are always going to be censored, I guess, but interesting to see things one wouldn’t have thought of there. Bloody Roar definitely had a similar list, because I remember test-swearing on that high score table around the same time, haha!


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