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Localization Roundup #1
Includes: translating NES games back into Japanese, Undertale, Harvest Moon, Banshee's Last Cry, and Super Mario Land.
Nintendo’s Official & Unusual French Translation of Zelda II
Some French versions of Zelda II came with an English-to-French text booklet. Here's what changed in the translation and what they got wrong.
Video Games and Japan’s Three Main Writing Systems
Japanese game text has transformed in a unique way since the 1970s. Here's a look at how and why.
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.