While doing research for my articles and books about bad game translation, I frequently found quotably amusing lines related to religion. They’re just sitting in a folder on my computer doing nothing, so I figured I should share them here!
"GOD IS ANGRY"
Devil's Heaven (MSX)
"Oh, well. God chose you, not some old pervert."
Dragon Warrior VII (PlayStation)
"There is a large desk. It has a drawer. It must belong to the devil."
Mio's Mystery Adventure (PC88)
"DON'T SERVE THE DEVIL"
Pokemon Vietnamese Crystal (Game Boy Color bootleg)
"YOU ARE THE MESSIAH OF EARTH."
"God be with you till we meet again!"
Panic Restaurant (NES) - for context, you kill food monsters in this decidedly non-religious game
"The God dispatches Kaby,Koby to Earth to judge a Satan."Kaby Koby
(Famicom, unreleased Korean game - source & more info
"You will be servants of THE SATAN"
The Ninja Kids (Arcade)
"Tough... Don't blame us. Blame yourself or God."
Final Fantasy Tactics (PlayStation)
"God! excrement! I'm surrounded!"
SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (Neo Geo Pocket Color)
In the same folder I have some non-game translations which are also similarly amusing:
"Christmas is the day Jesus-sama was born."
(Jūken Sentai Gekiranger, fan translation)
Let’s Find More!
I’m sure there are many other good game translation quotes that belong here. If you know of any, let me know and I’ll update this gallery from time to time!
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