What’s the “D” Status Ailment in Final Fantasy IV/II Means
The letter "D" mysteriously appears in this classic game's translation. What's going on?
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?
What’s with the “Dark Friar” Attack in Illusion of Gaia?
Why is one of the special attacks called "Dark Friar"? Is it a mistranslation, or something else?
Why Did Link’s “Cane of Somaria” Get a New Name in Japan?
Some items in A Link to the Past have unusual names - and one even got quietly renamed in Japan.
Why Final Fantasy Tactics’ “Little Money” Line Is So Incredibly Slow
Why... is... this... line... so... absolutely... slow...?
Why Super Mario Bros. 4 Is Actually Super Mario World
The Mario games stopped getting numbered sequels in the 1990s, but there *was* one more after Super Mario Bros. 3.
Why That One Guy in Zelda II Says “I Am Error”
Zelda II features one of the most famous game quotes of all time. But was it a mistranslation? What was it in Japanese?
Why the “Daisy, Can You Take Care Of…” Line in Kingdom Hearts is Confusing
Game translators face many unusual challenges, including incomplete sentences and dialogue lip-flaps.
Why the “Graveyard Duck” from Castlevania II Isn’t a Mistranslation After All
This odd line has puzzled fans for years. It turns out ducks and Castlevania go hand-in-hand!
Zero Wing Had 32 Weird Secret Endings in Japan
The infamous "All Your Base" game is jam-packed with secret Japanese endings. What do they say?