Apr 8th, 2017 publishUpdated   Apr 19th, 2017, 11:48 am

One of the best things about the eShop is its growing library of NeoGeo games. With the switch, you’re able to play classic titles such as Metal Slug, King of Fighters, and more how you want: portable or docked, censored or uncensored.

Game censorship has become a hot topic as Japanese developers have been forced to censor some of their games due to different, overseas cultural norms. This isn’t a new practice though, as Censored Gaming notes that NeoGeo games had the same problem in the ’90s.

Features such as blood and breast physics that were present in a game’s Japanese version were sometimes removed when it came time to localize a title for a home console release. That’s not the case with the Switch eShop copies, though, as they’re the arcade versions.

The censorship found in the home console releases was still in the arcade releases, but they let you toggle the blood, boobs, or whatever, so you had the option to experience the game however you wanted.

This is no different with the eShop releases. You can also just straight-up play a game in Japanese mode to ensure you’re getting the intended experience.

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