FANDOM


The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings, enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines, and ensures responsible online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States and Canada. The ESRB was established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (formerly the Interactive Digital Software Association), in response to criticism of violent content found in video games such as Night TrapMortal Kombat, and other controversial video games portraying excessively violent or intense sexual situations.

Ratings

Rating Rating meaning Active since Description Restricted?
E Everyone (E) 1994 (as "Kids to Adults") Games with this rating contain content which the board believes is suitable for general audiences; they can contain infrequent use of "mild" or cartoon/fantasy violence, and mild language. Until 1998, when it was renamed "Everyone", this rating was known as Kids to Adults (K-A). No
E10+ Everyone 10+ (E10+) March 2005 Games with this rating contain content which the board believes is suitable for general audiences aged 10 years of age and older. They can contain a larger amount of violence, mild language, or suggestive content than the standard E rating can accommodate, but not to the same extent as the "Teen" rating. No
T Teen (T) 1994 Games with this rating contain content which the board believes is suitable for those aged 13 years and older; they can contain moderate amounts of violence (including small amounts of blood), mild to moderate language or suggestive themes, and crude humor. No
M Mature (M) 1994 Games with this rating contain content which the board believes is suitable for those aged 17 years and older; they can contain more intense and/or realistic portrayals of violence than T-rated games (including blood and gore), stronger sexual themes and content, nudity, and heavier use of strong language. Yes. Children under 17 may not buy or rent an M rated game unless he/she is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
AO Adults Only (AO) 1994 Games with this rating contain content which the board believes is unsuitable for people under 18 years of age; they can contain stronger sexual themes and content, graphic nudity, or extreme levels of violence—higher than the "Mature" rating can accommodate. This rating typically covers adult video games. None of Nintendo's games are rated AO. Yes. Children under 18 may not buy or rent an AO rated game, even if he/she is accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Donkey Kong Ratings

Rated E games:

Rated E10+ games:

Rated T games:

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.