What the Hidden Japanese Text Says in Link’s Awakening
There's a set of silly, hidden lines in this classic game. But what did they originally say in Japanese?
What Those 2 Untranslated Posters Say in Link’s Awakening
Nintendo forgot to localize a couple shop signs in this classic game. What do they say?
Why “Hai” Doesn’t Always Mean “Yes” in Japanese
Even simple ideas like "yes" and "no" are troublesome when translating between Japanese and English. Here are some examples why.
Why Did Link’s “Cane of Somaria” Get a New Name in Japan?
Some items in A Link to the Past have unusual names - and one even got quietly renamed in Japan.
Why Japanese Games Have Small Text on Top of Normal Text
Japanese writing sometimes has smaller writing on top of it. This explains what it is, and why it exists.
Why That One Guy in Zelda II Says “I Am Error”
Zelda II features one of the most famous game quotes of all time. But was it a mistranslation? What was it in Japanese?
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Japanese / English) [FDS/NES]
Over 1500 screenshots and 33 save states from the original Japanese FDS release and the English NES release. A side-by-side script PDF too.