What Does Japan Think of Little Mac in Smash Bros.?
Japanese gamers never quite latched onto Punch-Out the way that overseas gamers did... so what was the response to Little Mac's Smash Bros. announcement?
What’s the Deal with that Creepy Sonic CD Secret?
Uh oh it's the infamous creepy Sonic CD secret! At least this one doesn't involve fetuses! Fetii? Fetee? Whatever! Sonic Boom!
Is This Character in Pokémon X/Y Transgender?
Pokémon localizations seem to be filled with interesting changes concerning gender roles and cultural values! Here's another one!
Super Metroid and English Games with Japanese Text Options
Have you ever played Super Metroid with the Japanese text option on? Well, it's kind of neat.
Smell Ya Later, Pokémon!
Quick! What smell do you smell right now? Now you'll never forget where you were when you first read this article about Pokemon!
What Are These Japanese WarioWare Moves All About?
WarioWare's boxers, janitors, and bakers weren't always that way! What were they in Japanese, and why?
Why is Yoshi Sometimes Called Yossy?
Oh my god! Have we been pronouncing Yoshi's name wrong all this time?
Does Ocarina of Time have Farting Cabbages?
I hear it's amazing when the famous giant farting cabbage in Hyrule space with a horse slingshot does a raw blink on Death Mountain! I need Biggoron!! 64!!
These ARE Supposed to be Jokes, Right?
Japanese puns can be hard to localize sometimes... but here's a time when it would've been easy!
What are Some Games with Untranslated Credits?
Do you know of any games that left the credits untranslated? If so, share your knowledge with the rest of us! We're brain vampires.
Dr. Robotnik and Eggman Team Up?
The Robotnik and Eggman thing continues to live on! It's making Bowser and Koopa and Peach and Toadstool jealous!
Let’s Take a Peek at Zero Wing’s “All Your Base” Translation!
It's time to move 'ZIG' and check out this infamous intro translation!
How Did Japanese Fans React to the Greninja Smash Bros. Update?
Super Smash Bros. is such an international hit that it's natural to wonder what other cultures think about all the news announcements and updates!
An Inside Look at Video Game Control Codes!
Control codes are fun for the whole family! Come and see how video game translation is about more than just text!
Why Do Japanese Games Have, Like, Double-Text?
If you've ever seen Japanese writing with smaller Japanese writing on top of it, this is what's up with that!
Did Natsume Misspell Its Own Name in Harvest Moon 64?
Behold the tale of the translation typo that launched a thousand smirks!
Zero Wing Had 32 Weird Secret Endings in Japan
The infamous "All Your Base" game was hiding something even crazier all this time!
Breath of the Wild’s Ganon in English & Japanese
A good example of how a single translation can significantly effect an entire story.
The Legend of the Mysterious Letter W
The letter W has magical properties in Japan, and you've probably already seen them in action without knowing it!
Culex is Quite Different in Japanese Super Mario RPG
There's a secret boss in Super Mario RPG with Final Fantasy connections. What is he like in Japanese?!