Does Japanese Final Fantasy X Feature the Macarena Too?
Does the world of Final Fantasy X really know about 1990s Earth music? Was it mentioned in the original Japanese script?
Does Japanese Pokémon Reference Stand By Me?
This classic American movie is mentioned in early Pokémon localizations. Was it in the Japanese games too?
Does Ocarina of Time Have Farting Cabbages?
French fans weigh in on the flatulent controversy.
Does Raiden Take a DOOMP in Japanese? And How Does George Talk?
How does this cyborg poop joke work in Japanese? And how do English dialects work in Japanese?
Famous Game Translation Quotes: “You Spoony Bard!”
This short little line from 1991 is still quoted all the time today. Here's why.
Fat, Beauty, and A Link Between Worlds’ Localization
In Japanese, a queen loses her beauty when she grows fat. This changed in English... but how?
Game Localization and Nintendo of America’s Content Policies in the 1990s (NSFW)
Nintendo altered lots of games in the 1990s, but how did those changes affect Japanese games localized into English?
How 2 Grand Theft Auto Scenes Were Localized in Japanese
How are modern, AAA English games localized into Japanese? Here are some specific examples.
How a Castlevania II Reference Was Added to Shanoa’s English Dialogue
This is a great example of how one generation of a classic series paid homage to its roots.
How a Cheesy Anti-Drug Message Was Inserted into an Old Game Localization
This ninja policeman shares a really hamfisted anti-drug message. What did he originally say in Japanese?