Localization Roundup #3
Includes: a classic mistranslation, Tengai Makyo Zero fan translation, Breath of Fire II, Japanese view of game localization changes.
The 4 Japanese Names for Super Mario World’s 8 “Special” Courses
What are Super Mario World's special courses called in Japanese? Are their names as gnarly as the English names?
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.
Wanderbar SNES and NES Overview
I glued a Super NES and NES emulator to a web browser to create a useful tool for fans, students, and others.
What Do Japanese Fans Think of Mario Is Missing?
This notorious Mario game was released 25 years ago, but never in Japan. So what do Japanese fans think after all this time?
Why Super Mario Bros. 4 Is Actually Super Mario World
The Mario games stopped getting numbered sequels in the 1990s, but there *was* one more after Super Mario Bros. 3.