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Princess Peach blocked from Mario Kart in Saudi Arabia

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Princess Peach blocked from Mario Kart in Saudi Arabia

Female character removed from popular racing game as issue of women drivers regains momentum

A screenshot taken from a game of Mario Kart in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Princess Peach, a character who appears across numerous Nintendo titles, has been sensationally blocked from all copies of the popular Mario Kart racing game sold within Saudi Arabia.

No official reason was given, but the move comes as the issue of female drivers in the Kingdom continues to make headlines, with news of further driving protests being planned to urge authorities to lift the current ban.

While the blocking of Ms Peach has angered activists, over 20,000 of whom have already signed up to a new Facebook page entitled ‘Rescue The Princess’, it has so far raised little complaint from gamers across the country.

“I hardly ever go for Peach anyway,” claimed Ramzi Nukem, a 48-year-old video games enthusiast in Medina. “But it’s not because she’s a woman or anything, she’s just far too slow compared to Bowser or Toad and keeps on slipping on bananas.”

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Saudi Citizen

    September 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I’m from Saudi Arabia & thats a bullshit LIE!!

    • Irshad Ahmed Ibrahim

      October 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Im afraid, you need to look up the word SATIRE in the dictionary!

      *I dont want to live on this planet anymore*

    • Joseph Williams (@earsopen)

      July 30, 2013 at 9:01 am

      A bullshit lie? Everyone knows that’s the worst category of lie. Damn you Pan-Arab Enquirer!

  2. sneederbee

    November 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I’m from Saudi Arabia too, and we eat peaches ALL the time. I’m sorry, is that relevant…?

  3. Jonnie Millar

    January 2, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Brilliant! Love this one guys!

    Can we expect the same fate for reruns of Wacky Races with Penelope Pitstop being reduced to a mere blackened smudge on-screen?

  4. Turki

    October 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Leave us alone plz, mind ur business

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