Did Secret of Mana Reference Final Fantasy VII?
Did Square sneakily reference two Final Fantasy VII characters years before the game's release?
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.
Interview: Ted Woolsey (Super Play Magazine, Sep. 1994)
This classic interview covers Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI, Breath of Fire, Secret of Evermore, and more.
Japanese Numbers, Dates, and Wordplay
Japanese games are filled with number-based wordplay in ways you probably never noticed before!
Localization Roundup #4
Includes: Yakuza localizer chat, a game *about* translation, Guess That Translation!, Secret of Mana beta map, Monster Hunter World.
The Unexpected Abe Lincoln Reference in Secret of Mana
Was this reference added into the English script? What did the original Japanese text say? Let's take a look.