Did Secret of Mana Reference Final Fantasy VII?
Did Square sneakily reference two Final Fantasy VII characters years before the game's release?
Favorite English Game Translations of 2010-2019
The 2010s saw many Japanese-to-English game translations, both official and fan-made. Here are some readers' favorites!
Final Fantasy Adventure Translation Comparison (Part 2)
Moogles, alcohol, Final Fantasy series history, H.P. Lovecraft, the notorious palm tree puzzle, and more!
Final Fantasy Adventure Translation Comparison (Part 3)
This section of the game features common translation mistakes, name changes, ties to other 1990s Final Fantasy translations, and robot legs.
Final Fantasy Adventure Translation Comparison (Part 4)
Birds with kimonos, Christianity in 1500s Japan, Genji equipment, Japanese history, and more.
Final Fantasy IV, Secret of Mana, and Chrono Trigger Had a Connection
My investigation into an old gaming rumor turned up an unexpected discovery.
How Gilbert’s Sexual Innuendo in Legend of Mana Is Handled in Japanese
This hunk makes people "hard" in the English version of Legend of Mana. But what about the Japanese release?
Japanese Numbers, Dates, and Wordplay
Japanese games are filled with number-based wordplay in ways you probably never noticed before!
Localization Roundup #11
Some Japan-only games are finally no longer Japan-only. Plus lots of other game localization news bits!
Localization Roundup #4
Includes: Yakuza localizer chat, a game *about* translation, Guess That Translation!, Secret of Mana beta map, Monster Hunter World.