Full Name: Videogame Rating Council
Country: North America
Platforms: Genesis, Game Gear, Sega CD, and Pico.
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.