Attorney Jack Thompson announced today that he was going after Nintendo, makers of the SNES classic creativity program Mario Paint, for allowing children access to a game in which they can draw frontal nudity, including nipples, genitalia, and pubic hair.

Thompson said that Nintendo released the game with full knowledge that players could use it to create and view pornography, and charged that the company was cooperating, gleefully, with the community to turn Mario Paint into a porn offering.

The drawing and animation program, the first to use the SNES mouse, does let children create depraved, if crude, scenes of sex and violence, and even allows players to easily place Nintendo’s trademark characters into these scenes. The resulting animations can even be set to music and saved to VHS video tape, where they can be shared with friends, all without the knowledge of their parents.

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