Zero Wing

May 6, 2011

What Happen? What You Say? Someone Set Us Up The Bomb!

For great jus­tice!!! What hap­pen?  What you say?  Some­one set us up the bomb! All your base are belong to us! Bad Eng­lish?  Per­haps… but these phras­es have been spo­ken time and time again over the last two decades and have been used in count­less videos, online games and forums across the world.   They have even been used in pop­u­lar media and games like Half Life and Team Fortress.  You, your­self, are now prob­a­bly won­der­ing where they orig­i­nat­ed from. A side scroller game released in 1989, Zero Wing, is the source for all this.  It has been referred to as one of the worst trans­lat­ed games of all time and with good rea­son.  If you lis­ten to the actu­al audio dur­ing the game it almost makes no sense.  That being said it’s amaz­ing how a bad­ly trans­lat­ed game can lead mass fol­low­ing ofRead more…

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