There seems to be a fan translation of the MSX version, both in English and even Portuguese. After looking around a bit, most people are saying the PS1 version is the worst as it has the most censorship.
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Snatcher has several different versions and they all have varying degrees of minor tweaks and censorship. I don't mind Japanese audio with subtitles and would prefer as little censorship as possible. Which version would be best for me?
@triviaman09: Are you being serious or are you just joking? It's hard to tell with SJW-types as the issue has nothing to do with gender or sexual orientation. Don't know why you would bring it up other than the fact you're racist and sexist against white men. As for the scene being blatantly racist, the only racism you see in it is the racism you bring in with you.
@believer258: They're two images which act as projector slides from an in-game employee instructional video. The joke is about the ridiculous good/evil morality systems in video games. The guy could either do the "good" thing by improving the lives of impoverished citizens of third-world countries or do the "evil" thing by lighting a bunch of orphanages on fire. It serves to point out how most games stick to an almost infantile good/evil morality system, completely ignoring the shades of gray between them.
As for giving the kid a cigarette, that's another joke by itself. You have to think about the context of how the image is being presented, it's from an old employee instructional video seemingly produced in the 50's where giving a kid a cigarette might be considered a nice thing to do. The two images are tied together as the man is either lighting the cigarette on fire in the good choice or lighting the child on fire in the bad choice. None of it has anything to do with racism. If the man had been giving the kid a watermelon and a bucket of KFC then you could make the case it's a racist joke, but as it is now the joke has absolutely nothing to do with the race of either character.
@amyggen: Actually, yeah, that was censorship. Here we have a game where it's okay to show a baby being caught on fire, but if it's a black kid it's suddenly crossing a line.
Here's the polygon article about it. To sum it up, two people misinterpreted the joke behind this image from one of the in-game segments discussing player choice. They complained to the developer, so now it's going to be changed.