24 Times “Yoshi” Was Called “Yossy”
Everyone's favorite green dinosaur has a slightly different name in Japan, as these pics demonstrate.
3 Times That Game Translations Were Quietly Changed
When classic games get re-released, sometimes their translations get slight updates too. These are three recent examples.
Common Problems When Translating Games into Japanese
Terrible things can happen when you try to translate your game into Japanese - here's how to avoid disaster.
Do Mario & Friends Wear Goomba Corpses in Super Mario 3D World?
Fans argue about what this Goomba power-up suggests. Luckily, the Japanese devs have an answer.
EarthBound / MOTHER 2 Translation Comparison: New Game
The default names in MOTHER 2 and EarthBound are way different... See for yourself!
How a Simple Line in Paper Mario Became a Fire Emblem Advertisement
This is a perfect example of how outside circumstances can influence a game's localization.
How Geno Introduces Himself in Super Mario RPG
This character introduces himself in an odd way in English. But what does he say in Japanese?
How Super Paper Mario’s Famous “Complaining on Message Boards” Scene Worked in Japanese
This super-nerd's quiz questions changed a bit during localization. What did he originally ask?
How the Rap Lyrics in Mario Party Advance Work in Japanese
The English version of Mario Party Advance features rapping turtles. What do they say in Japanese?
How Toad’s Name and Gender Occasionally Caused Confusion for Japanese Fans
Is Toad one person or many people? Also, what other interesting Toad trivia is there?