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Favorite piece of bad English

Post by RoboBlue » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:32

What's your favorite piece of bad english/engrish in a game?

For me it's a toss-up between:

I AM ERROR. - Zelda 2

PRESS START TO RICH - Mario Lottery (a terrible unlicensed Mario game starring Fortran, a guy who uses pig's blood for mouthwash.)

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Post by Grimson » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:02

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Post by Levellass » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:12

Full? How many examples? Over NIII-



Ok! Ok! I'll stop.




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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:48

"Master using it and you can have this."
"It is a secret to everyone." - Zelda

"CONGLATURATION" Ghostbusters :disguised
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Post by TerminILL » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:25

shaking it up a little.

"You Spoony Bard!" - Final Fantasy II (US)/IV (Japan, and US re-releases)

Every re-release has been translated far better than the comically bad original US localisation. Every re-release has, by popular demand, included this line anyways.

of course, some classics such as "A WINNER IS YOU" and "THIS STORY IS HAPPY END" are always great.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:34

I think bugs bunny's crazy castle ended with "YOU AM GOOD PLAYER" or something like that.

Sword of Mana (Final Fantasy Adventure)'s re-release was ridiculously oversaturated with text. Every dialogue was like a 20 minute cutscene I swear. And they even did the dastardly deed of putting the longest, unskippable dialogue before the torturously difficult final boss. Those translators really have to draw a line somewhere between engrish laziness and trying too hard to be "epic" or whatever that filler bulcrapfucl is.
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Post by Flaose » Tue Apr 20, 2010 13:55

I AM ERROR wasn't actually a bad translation, it was a joke name. There's another guy named Bagu (as in, I AM BAGU) which IS an error because his name's supposed to be BUG. ERROR, BUG, get it? Get it? Hilarious! :drool

Anyways, my favorite engrish can be encountered at the very beginning of Metal Gear for the NES:

"I FEEL ASLEEP!"
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Post by Mink » Tue Apr 20, 2010 14:09

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Post by Bonevelous » Tue Apr 20, 2010 18:16

This. Which was turned into this.

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Post by DaVince » Tue Apr 20, 2010 22:15

Flaose wrote:I AM ERROR wasn't actually a bad translation, it was a joke name. There's another guy named Bagu (as in, I AM BAGU) which IS an error because his name's supposed to be BUG. ERROR, BUG, get it? Get it? Hilarious! :drool
Actually, it's a translation error (heh) where his name was supposed to be Errol.

EDIT: apparently, both are theories.
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Post by Toomuchsparetime » Thu May 13, 2010 23:27

Gotta go with "all your base are belong to us" on this one.

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Post by StupidBunny » Fri May 14, 2010 12:15

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Post by Toomuchsparetime » Fri May 14, 2010 20:11

The first major engrish I saw in a computer game was in a monochrome hang-man type of game, where the Game Over screen read "Dont sad, try again" and the Winning screen said "Congulations".

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Post by kuliwil » Sat May 15, 2010 5:07

Mink wrote:Image

Edit: Argh, how did you sneak in there, Flaose!? Sigh, I guess that's what I get for hitting reply and not submitting immediately.
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Post by KeenRush » Sat May 15, 2010 7:49

I was aware there were many horrible translations in games but since I haven't played almost any of them (literally none of the ones mentioned here) I had only seen (in screenshots) All Your Base.

I did a search and here's one rather ironic. :dead2
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Edit: This one cracked me up... :lol
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