Sidbilly - Some games are censored by replacing the female enemies with male enemies. This became a common practice when localising Japanese Super Famicom side-scrollers with serious tones to the American Super Nintendo system in the early 90's due to censorship restrictions dictated by Nintendo of America. This ridiculous name comes from the most famous case in which the U.S. versions of Final Fight for the SNES remove Poison and Roxy and replace them with male characters named Sid and Billy. This practice eventually faded away after the creation of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board was founded to create ratings for games.

I don't expect anyone else to use this ridiculous word, but it's the term I first started using in this site's Minus World article about unintentionally funny it can be.


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