NES Maniac Mansion – exploding hamster & Ed kills Syd
The ability to microwave the hamster is a trick that slipped by the old NES Game Standards Policy. Until the game ratings system came along, Nintendo of America censored all offensive text and content otherwise ‘inappropriate’ for children. NOA somehow missed this one though—possibly because the ability to microwave the hamster is limited to Syd and Razor. The other kids will say “How sick!” if you direct them to use the hamster in the microwave. In the European (PAL) version of the game, the game has been censored so that Syd and Razor say “No way, man, these things are just loaded with cholesterol!” if you direct them to use the hamster in the microwave.
Played by Jeff C aka Arc.