How Satan’s Name Changed a Bit in the Japanese Version of Ghosts ‘N Goblins
The iconic final boss of Ghosts 'n Goblins wasn't always known as "Satan". What was his original name?
How Zelda’s “Like Likes” Were Named After a Japanese Proverb
These foes have an unusual name with an unusual origin, but some games give inconsistent reasons for the name.
Is Breath of Fire II’s Mt. Fubi a Reference to Mt. Fuji?
An early destination in Breath of Fire II has a name similar to Mt. Fuji. Is it an intentional reference?
Is Harvest Moon Supposed to Have Lightening or Lightning?
Poor translations can become even more baffling when typos enter the picture.
Is Syfa from Castlevania III Male or Female?
The English release of this Castlevania game left some details unclear. What about the Japanese version?
Is This Character in Pokémon X/Y Transgender?
Pokémon localizations are filled with interesting changes concerning gender roles and cultural values.
Is This Pokémon Couple as Suggestive in Japanese?
This lovey-dovey couple has an "interesting" Pokémon combination. Was it the same way in Japanese?
Link’s Gender in Early Zelda Games
These are classic examples of how Japanese grammar and pronouns can have a profound effect on a translation.
People Used to Marry Pokémon All the Time
Get that honeymoon trip booked - it's time to get hitched to some Japanese critters!
The Infamous “Arche F***s Like a Tiger” Scene in Tales of Phantasia
This is one of THE most infamous scenes in video game fan translation. What was it originally like in Japanese?