All I Ever Wanted, Konami, Was a Little Congraturations

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It's perhaps not as famous as other hatchet jobs on the English language perpetrated by Japanese developers in the 1980s, but it's one of my favourites nonetheless.

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This is from the MSX version of Salamander, which you may know as Life Force, a shmup first released in 1986.

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He just...he just doesn't look that happy with you, does he? Maybe if you'd done a little better with your shooting and your flying and your not dying (too often) then he'd be all "AWESOME NICE JOB SON" instead of a half-assed "Congraturation!".

[via VGJunk]

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KeroseneClimax

Sometimes, a heartfelt congratulations just serves to piss people off. He should have just given a thumbs up.