EarthBound / MOTHER 2 Translation Comparison: Summers
Let's take a nice, relaxing look at the localization changes in this luxurious vacation destination!
Game Translations with Amusing Religious Quotes
Bad translations and religious references often mix in amusing ways, as seen here.
Games with Famous Bad Translations INTO Japanese
English-speaking gamers have "All Your Base", but what do Japanese gamers have?
How The “Litter Joke” Was Reworked in Dragon Warrior IV
The English release of Dragon Warrior 4 features a forced pun. What was it originally in Japanese?
How the Heavy English Accents in Dragon Quest IV Work in Japanese
Controversy surrounds the heavy English accents found in this Dragon Quest localization.
Memes and References in Video Game Translations
Pop culture references and Internet memes sometimes get added into game translations. Here are many examples.
Surprising Swear Words in Game Translations
Profanity in video games is nothing new, but it unexpectedly pops up in game translations like these.
The Many Translations of the “Lost Woods”
Zelda, Mario, Pokémon, and many other games have the same forest name in Japanese, but not in English. Here's why.
Tricky Translations #1: Maou & Daimaou
These two simple words are tricky to translate. Here's why, and how they've been translated since the 1980s!