VRC: MA-17

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Full Name: Videogame Rating Council
Country: North America
Platforms: Genesis, Game Gear, Sega CD, and Pico.
Founded: 1993
Discontinued: 1994/5 - replaced by ESRB.

The V.R.C. was introduced by Sega of America in 1993 to rate all video games that were released for sale in the United States on the Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Sega CD, and rarely, some computer games. The rating had to clearly appear on the front of the box and on all the advertisements for the video game.

MA-17 — Mature Audiences: Not appropriate for minors. The game was suitable for audiences seventeen years of age or older. Games could have lots of blood, graphic violence, mature sexual themes, profanity, drug or alcohol usage. Examples of games receiving this rating were: Night Trap, Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!, Lethal Enforcers, Mortal Kombat II, Rise of the Dragon, and the Sega CD version of Mortal Kombat.

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Mortal Kombat II
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Japanese Mega Drive edition
Rel Date: 1994-09-09
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Inc.
SEGA Genesis
Developer: Probe Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: VRC: MA-17
Japanese
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Mortal Kombat II
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Japanese Sega 32X edition
Rel Date: 1995-05-19
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Inc.
SEGA 32X
Developer: Probe Entertainment
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: VRC: MA-17
Japanese
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Video Game: Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!
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North American DOS 3.5” Disk edition
Rel Date: 1993-00-00
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
DOS
Developer: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: North America
Rating: VRC: MA-17
English
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Video Game: Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!
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North American DOS CD-ROM edition
Rel Date: 1993-00-00
Publisher: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
DOS
Developer: Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: VRC: MA-17
English
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Boxing Legends of the Ring
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North American Genesis edition
Rel Date: 1993-09-00
Publisher: Electro Brain
SEGA Genesis
Developer: Sculptured Software
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: VRC: MA-17
English
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Mortal Kombat (1992)
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North American Sega CD edition
Rel Date: 1994-05-26
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Inc.
SEGA CD
Developer: Midway Games Inc., Sculptured Software
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: VRC: MA-17
English
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The Space Adventure
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North American Sega CD edition
Rel Date: 1994-00-00
Publisher: Hudson Soft
SEGA CD
Developer: Hudson Soft
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: VRC: MA-17
English
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Deus Ex
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North American Windows (Game of the Year) edition
Rel Date: 2001-05-08
Publisher: EIDOS Interactive
Windows
Developer: Ion Storm
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: VRC: MA-17
English
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Battleground Europe - World War II Online
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US Macintosh version
Rel Date: 2005-12-23
Publisher: Matrix Games
Macintosh
Developer: Playnet
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: VRC: MA-17
English
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Video Game: Bubble Bath Babes
Bubble Bath Babes
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US NES edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
NES
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: VRC: MA-17
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