Does Japanese Mega Man Live in Monsteropolis?
Mega Man explores the world of Monsteropolis in English. But what about in Japanese?
How One Fan Translation Team Turned Official
To some degree, most professional translators start out as hobbyists. Here's one such story.
Localization Roundup #5
Includes: how big game scripts really are, industry insider info, funny translations, latest fan translations, bad voice acting.
Mega Man (Japanese / English) [FC/NES]
Screenshots, comparisons, and save files from both versions of the original Rockman/Megaman game.
Mega Man II (Japanese / English) [FC/NES]
132 side-by-side screenshots and 14 save-states from the original Japanese and English versions of Mega Man II.
Mega Man III (Japanese / English) [FC/NES]
14 save-states and over 130 side-by-side images from the Japanese and English versions of Mega Man III.
Mega Man V’s Ending Was a Bit Different in Japanese
There usually isn't much story in Mega Man games, but this particular story received some changes.
Surprising Swear Words in Game Translations
Profanity in video games is nothing new, but it unexpectedly pops up in game translations like these.
Tricky Translations #4: “I” & “Me” in Japanese
There are dozens of ways to say "I" and "me" in Japanese. Let's look at how they work and who uses each one!
Unusual English in Japanese Video Game Credits
Japanese game credits often use English in interesting ways. Let's examine some common patterns and why they happen.