The Controversial ‘Game Over’ of Super Famicon’s Hong Kong 97

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Written By Henry Dalziel

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The Super Famicon game Hong Kong 97 is notable for using a genuine crime scene photo of a suicide victim as its game over screen. This has caused the game to receive a lot of negative attention. The video game was first made available in 1995, which was only a short two years after the infamous Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong had been levelled. The developers of the game made the game over screen out of a photograph of the demolition site, which featured the body of a person who had committed suicide.The usage of the photograph sparked debate among a number of individuals, most of whom felt that it was in poor taste. The video game was eventually removed from sale and has since become highly sought for by collectors.
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