Here’s What The ESRB Had To Say About Lollipop Chainsaw

By Ishaan . May 7, 2012 . 10:00am

ESRB ratings are always fun to read, especially when they’re about overly violent or sexualized games. Grasshopper Manufacture’s Lollipop Chainsaw is naturally a prime candidate for that category, and the ESRB rating and summary for the game went up this morning. Here’s what it says:


This is an action game in which players assume the role of Juliet Starling, a zombie-hunting cheerleader who must prevent the apocalypse. Players use a chainsaw, explosive rounds, and special attacks (e.g., performing cheerleading routines; mowing down enemies with a crop harvester) to kill zombies in melee-style combat.


Some attacks (e.g., Sparkle Hunting Bonuses) require dispatching multiple zombies at once, and are highlighted by slow-motion effects and close-up camera angles. Cutscenes also depict over-the-top acts of violence: a zombie boss shooting himself in the head; characters getting sliced in half by chainsaws; Juliet punting a decapitated head in slow motion. Exaggerated blood splashes, dismemberment, and decapitation occur frequently. During the course of the game, players can dress Juliet in revealing outfits (e.g., Sexy Rider Suit, Sexy Seashell Bikini) that expose large amounts of cleavage and/or buttocks.


Numerous jokes in the dialogue and on-screen text also reference sexual material (e.g., “Officer Stephanie sometimes used her nightstick to pleasure herself to yearbook photos,” “[She] had ‘backdoor’ sex with over three hundred sailors back in the day,” “Is it normal to have an erection as you die?”). A variety of sequences allude to drug use (e.g., “Old McDonald’s been smoking too much weed,” and “[Influences:] Rick James, eight-foot piles of cocaine. . .”). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*cksucker” can be heard in dialogue.


Lollipop Chainsaw is rated Mature with the following content descriptors: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language. The game will be released on June 12th in North America.

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  • superlocke

     Uhmmm… Day One.

    • Testsubject909

      You made the right choice.

  • andref

    I’m not sure if this game is about twilight but “sparkle hunting bonuses”? Is she hunting vampires?

    • Zal_Yagun

      They are probably referring to the Over-the-top attack finishers where instead of normal blood and gore it’s Rainbow and sparkles as you maim and gut zombies 

      • andref

        ah rainbow blood haven’t seen that since jet force gemini on the N64 loved that gore option or was that Mortal Kombat?

    • It is Twilights voice actor!

      Ohh wait, you mean the Vampire.  Wait, no, What Twilight pony?  Crap, there is no manly way out of this now is there.

  • Exact reason why I’m getting this game.

  • WingsOfEternity

    How ESRB can keep a straight face when writing these will forever be a mystery

    • IB2004

      well if you’re like me who always envision these guys as forty-old year gamer haters its pretty easy

      • andref

         For “forty-old year game haters” they certainly are more lax than the guys over in Australia

  • Jirin

    ESRB is doing their advertising for them.

  • SirRichard

    Yeah, that sounds about right.

  • Vivian Mai

    Buttocks? It’s alright to say “butts” ESRB.

    Also, this summary only makes me want it more.

    • The_Real_Oyashiro

       This post is rated M for Sexual Themes and Harsh Language.

    • The_Real_Oyashiro

       This post is rated M for Sexual Themes and Harsh Language.

  • aoihana

    Badass game check list:

    Zombies [X]
    Over-the-top acts of violence [X]
    Characters getting sliced in half by chainsaws [X]
    Exaggerated blood splashes [X]
    Dismemberment [X]
    Frequent decapitations [X]
    Revealing outfits [X]
    Sexual material [X]
    Drug use [X]
    Vulgar language [X]

    Yeah, this game’s going to be badass! ლ(´ڡ`ლ)

    • You missed badass characters.

    • Nice check list.^^

    • Strain42

       You forgot Evil Dead costume. I honestly think that’s badass enough to warrant it’s own check mark.

      • Testsubject909

        And damn sexy. I don’t know why I find that Evil Dead costume sexier then a lot of her other alt costumes.

        • Strain42

           I think it’s because it answers the question “What if Bruce Campbell was a really sexy young woman?” and who hasn’t asked themselves that at least once in life? :P

          • Testsubject909

            I never did.

            I think it’s because it gives her a feminine tomboyish look and because her figure is just naturally appealing, the tight but casual clothes makes her feel like a more realistic girl next door and the short hair fits her well, she just looks good like that.

    • ddh819

      “Frequent decapitations” – like that

  • this is one game where the esrb could of just given out a M without playing it

  • takopako

    the ESRB is hilarious. XD they could have easily said that the game appeals to morbid pervs and we wouldnt mind. XD (at least i wouldnt(and i am not saying that i am a morbid perv))

  • Testsubject909

    Mowing down zombies with a crop harvester is a cheerleading routine?

  • AzureNova

    Epic game, period.

  • Every time I read an ESRB description, I imagine a very uptight woman trying to say everything in the description completely serious and straight while doing her best to swallow her disgust for the words coming out of her mouth. :)

    • SilentSchemer

      Lol, an English nani?

  • me an’ da boyz love violence an’ bloodshed!

    HA HA! dis iz gonna be a great game!

  • Darkrise

    “Is it normal to have an erection as you die?”

    Why does this line attract me so?

  • thaKingRocka

    Too many spoilers in those descriptions. :P

  • Rated E, for “Everyone Should Play This.”

  • Visa Vang

    It’s rated by the DPFYM (Don’t Play in Front of Your Mom) department.

  • SilentSchemer

    I don’t see a problem here.

  • i don’t know, i like suda but this seems pretty lowest common denominator. think i’ll skip it afterall.


    greatest game ever


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