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The Funniest (And Worst) Engrish In Classic Japanese Video Games

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Back in the day Japanese developers didn't have the budget or the control to make perfect Japanese-to-English translations... although probably no one really cared. They had to translate and export their games to the West as fast as possible.

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So they can't be blamed for this really—but the results are too hilarious. We collected some of them below.


Bubble Bobble

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source: Bubble Bobble intro

Metal Gear

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source: The first few minutes of the game on the NES

Zero Wing

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source: Zero Wing intro

Ninja Gaiden

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source: Ninja Gaiden act 6 on the NES

Ikari Warriors

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source: Ikari Warriors ending on the NES

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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source: TMNT (Arcade) ending

Crime City

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source: Crime City (Arcade) ending

Fatal Fury Special

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source: Terry Bogard in Fatal Fury Special on the NeoGeo

Aero Fighters 3

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source: Aero Fighters 3 (Arcade) endings

Super Chase

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source: Super Chase (Arcade) stage endings

X-Men

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source: X-Men Arcade

No text on the last one, but it's probably known by everyone. If not, check the source for some laughter. And of course, your submit picks are welcome with support that is visual.

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DISCUSSION

Chad_Sexington
Chad_Sexington

surprisingly as game as big and as recent as FFVII had quite a few