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DRAGON QUEST - THE CHAPTERS OF THE CHOSEN Game (Nintendo DS)


Classification PG (Parental guidance recommended)
Consumer Advice Mild fantasy violence
Category Computer Games
Version ORIGINAL
Duration variable
Date of Classification  5 May 2008
Author SQUARE ENIX
Publisher SQUARE ENIX
Production Company NOT SHOWN
Country of Origin JAPAN
Applicant UBISOFT
File Number T08/1863
Classification Number 4251556C

Searching for a specific film, computer game or publication
Searching for films that have been granted an advertising exemption
What does the "Exact" box do?
What does the "Include adult and RC material" box do?
Is the database search function case sensitive?
Do I need to have something entered in every field?
How many results will the database return per search?
What does the "Date Range" field do?
What does the "Classification Types Categories" field do?
How can I search if I am not sure of the title?
How sensitive is the database if I am only using part of a title?
How can I restrict the search? (eg to look for films only)
How can I narrow my search? (eg if there are remakes of a film)
Why doesn't the database return a match for my search request?
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Searching for a specific film, computer game or publication

If you know the title, type it into the "Title/Name" field, then click on the "Search" button. The search function defaults to search for all films, computer games and publications with the words you have typed in the title field (each of the three "Search Options" boxes below the "Search" button default as ticked unless you click to un-tick them).

For example, typing in "Star Wars" and then clicking on search will return at least 73 listings with those two words in the title.

If you want the decisions for the film of "Star Wars", you can un-tick "Search Games" and "Search Publications" by clicking on them. This will mean the only box left ticked is "Search Film" and you only search for films with "Star Wars" in the title. You will return at least 33 titles in the search – 33 films that have been classified with the words Star Wars in the title.

Similarly, if you narrow the search so that only "Search Games" is ticked, you will return at least 40 titles in the search – 40 computer games that have been classified with the words Star Wars in the title.

You can run a search with any combination of the three "Search Options" boxes ticked.

Searches will not return R 18+ or X 18+ films or computer games, or Category 1 – Restricted or Category 2 – Restricted publications or Refused Classification material unless you click on the "Include adult or RC material" box before you click the "Search" button.

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Searching for films that have been granted an advertising exemption

When granting approval for an unclassified film to be advertised prior to classification, the Classification Board grants approval based on the likely classification of the film and this is stipulated in the advertising exemption certificate.

Distributors should not make available:

  • Trailers for a film with a likely classification of MA 15+ for screening in cinemas with a feature film that is classified M, PG or G.
  • Trailers for a film with a likely classification of M for screening in cinemas with a feature film that is classified PG or G.
  • Trailers for a film with a likely classification of 'G' or 'PG' may be screened in cinemas with any feature film.

For a list of films which have been granted on advertising exemption, refer to the Classification Bulletin

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What does the "Exact" box do?

Clicking on the "Exact" box means that the database will be searched for a title that matches those exact words. However, if those words do not exactly match the actual title, it will not return a match.

For example, a search for "Man from Snowy River" using the database default settings will return 14 titles for products that have been classified. These include "The Arena Spectacular", the sequel to the film, various documentaries and the TV series.

If you are searching for the original feature film, you can click on the "Exact" box and it will only search for the title "Man from Snowy River".

However, after clicking the "Search" button you will find that it returns zero matches.

This is because the "Exact" button only searches for the exact words you type in. If you then search for "The Man from Snowy River", by adding "The" to the beginning of the title, it will return the Sale/Hire classification decision for the 2004 DVD release.

If you can't find the decision using the "Exact" button, it is most likely that you are not searching on the exact title under which the film was classified. Exactness goes as far as not returning a title if you have left out a comma that might appear in the name. For example, using the "Exact" button to search for "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" will not return "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Further, some titles are inconsistent in their use of commas and "the" etc in different release formats.

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What does of the "Include adult and RC material" box do?

Searches will not return R 18+ or X 18+ films or computer games, or Category 1 – Restricted or Category 2 – Restricted publications or Refused Classification material unless you click on the "Include adult or RC material" box before you click the "Search" button. This step has been added to help protect minors from some of the graphic language used in the titles of some restricted and refused classification material.

If you click "Include adult and RC material" a pop-up box will appear and you will be asked if you are over 18 years of age. To continue, you click "Yes" and then click the "Search" button again, once the pop-up disappears. You should be aware that the search may return titles that are offensive and unsuitable for children. Parental supervision of this facility is recommended. If you don't click the box, you will only return results for films and games that are classified G, PG, M or MA 15+, and publications that are classified "Unrestricted".

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Are searches case sensitive?

No. The database search function is not case sensitive. You can use upper or lower case letters – capital or small letters – or a combination, and it will still search using those words.

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Do I need to have something entered in every field?

No. The database will search using whatever information you have entered in the various fields. If you have only entered information in one field, it will search using that information.

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How many results will the database return per search?

You might wish to consider narrowing your search as each search will return a maximum of 500 results. You can use the various options in the various search fields to narrow your search and reduce the number of results.

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What does the "Date Range" field do?

This field allows you to search for a title when you know it was released at a certain time. For example, you might want to find the decision for the 2005 version of "War of the Worlds". You can do this by typing "War of the Worlds" in the "Title" field, then using the "Date Range" fields to type "Jan 2005" to "June 2005", then click on the "Search" button.

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What does the "Classification Types" field do?

This field allows you to narrow your search or restrict your search to a particular classification type or to advertising approval, revocation or refused classification status.


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How can I search if I am not sure of the title?

If you are unsure of the title of a film, computer game or publication, you can search using other information you may know about it ie the director/ author, or the producer/ publisher, or the production company, or the country.

For example, you may be searching for a film that Peter Weir directed, but you can't remember its name. If you type 'Peter Weir' into the "Director/ Author" field and then click on the "Search" button, it will return at least 17 classification decisions that apply to 8 different films he has directed. You may then recognise the title from that list.

Alternatively, you might be thinking of an Argentinean film that you have seen, but can't remember the title. You can type "Argentina" in the "Country" field and then click the "Search" button. You will be returned at least 32 titles to help jog your memory.

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How sensitive is the database if I am only using part of a title?

If you are using only part of a title to search for a decision, you need to be aware that the search strings you type in need to be continuous. For example, "Lord Rings" will not return "Lord of the Rings", whereas "Lord of", or "the Rings" will.

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How can I restrict my search? (eg to look for films only)?

To do this you need to click on the "Search Options" boxes below the "Search" button. If the "Search Film", "Search Games" or "Search Publications" box is ticked, that sort of material will be searched to find the classification decisions for the title you have entered.

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How can I narrow my search? (eg if there are remakes of a film)

You can narrow your results by using the "Date Range" option if you have an idea when the version you want was released. You can also narrow your results by using other information about the version you are looking for, such as the director.

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Why doesn't the database return a match for my search request?

You might need to check that you have clicked on the "Include adult and RC material" box if there is a possibility that the title you are searching for is a restricted or Refused Classification title. Otherwise, you may have done an "Exact" search and have an inexact title. The title may also have been classified before electronic classification records began to be kept in 1995, so there is no electronic record to return.

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While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this database is accurate and up-to-date, no warranty is given by the Office Classification Board or Classification Review Board that the information is free from error or omission.

The Classification Board and Classification Review Board and their servants and agents disclaim liability for any act done or omission made in reliance on the information in the database and any consequences that flow from such act or omission.

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