MOTHER 3’s Timeline of Hope
A cycle of hope, hype, and disappointment has surrounded one game translation for 23 years.
Common Problems When Translating Games into Japanese
Terrible things can happen when you try to translate your game into Japanese - here's how to avoid disaster.
Squall’s “Whatever” Line in Japanese Final Fantasy VIII
The English version of Final Fantasy VIII is filled with the phrase "whatever". What was the Japanese version like?
Final Fantasy VI Translation Comparison
Let's look at the Japanese script and the SNES / GBA / Fan / Google translations all at once!
What’s the Deal with That Creepy Sonic CD Secret?
A hidden mode in Sonic CD features a spooky message written in Japanese. What does it say?
The Pop Culture-Obsessed Monsters in Japanese Super Mario RPG
The Japanese version of Super Mario RPG is filled with references that were lost in translation.
How Symphony of the Night’s “Miserable Pile of Secrets” Scene Works in Japanese
This game features one of the most famous video game quotes of all time. But what did it originally say in Japanese?
EarthBound / MOTHER 2 Translation Comparison
Let's explore this historic game localization in incredible detail!
People Used to Marry Pokémon All the Time
Get that honeymoon trip booked - it's time to get hitched to some Japanese critters!
Games with Famous Bad Translations INTO Japanese
English-speaking gamers have "All Your Base", but what do Japanese gamers have?
How Nintendo Recently Changed Zelda 1 Even More
Nintendo has been quietly altering The Legend of Zelda for 30 years. Here's a look at the latest changes.
Is This Character in Pokémon X/Y Transgender?
Pokémon localizations are filled with interesting changes concerning gender roles and cultural values.
Bad Game Translation Hall of Fame
Let's take a look at the best of the worst English game translations of all time!
Wanderbar SNES and NES Overview
I glued a Super NES and NES emulator to a web browser to create a useful tool for fans, students, and others.
The Problem with L, R, and Other Letters in Japanese Translation
There's actual logic behind all those Japanese game typos, and it goes beyond L and R.