I've been enjoying the new Mario Super Sluggers for the Nintendo Wii this weekend and I've spent most of my time with the game plowing through the single-player Challenge mode in which I must meet with various Mushroom Kingdom residents and pass their baseball-related tests. Passing a test means that the character that challenged me joins my team. Now, in addition to the usual assortment of Goombas, Piantas, and Yoshis, the world of Donkey Kong is packed into the setting as well, meaning that familiar folks such as Diddy Kong, King K. Rool, and Kritter have joined my team. Then I met up with Tiny Kong who, as you may recall, was given a disturbing age bump a few years ago from Dixie Kong's kid sister into underdressed teenage jailbait. And it's not helping that when Tiny joined my team, the game described her like this:
Tiny Kong: a well-rounded player with a mean curve.
C'mon, Nintendo. You've already confused some people out there with that sort of stuff, and this isn't making things any better.