(Source: romhacking.net, via starbrain)

I’ve been streaming and live-translating a lot of Japanese games lately!

If you’re interested in Japanese-only games or have any suggestions for future games to try out, let me know!

http://legendsoflocalization.com/come-watch-me-play-and-translate-japanese-games-live/

razumikin:

"Why does everyone say ‘Mario, Mario’? My heart is very sad."

- Japanese Bowser

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If you enter L-A-R-A to save Lucca’s mom in the Japanese version of Chrono Trigger, she won’t survive. You need to enter L-A-L-A.

http://legendsoflocalization.com/how-do-you-save-japanese-luccas-mom-in-chrono-trigger/

layeyes:

Did a thing with The Mother 3 Boss Battle Last night.

-Practicing several things, trying to make the battle text come to life and all.(story boarding whatever) I do webcomic stuff lol.

Whoa, I never imagined this scene this epic. I always had a tough time with this battle without the DCMC stuff

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carldoonan:

"Let’s go to Threed! Our tour bus is too loud for any ghosts to bother us."Ness and Paula hitching a ride with the Runaway Five, from Earthbound.

carldoonan:

"Let’s go to Threed! Our tour bus is too loud for any ghosts to bother us."
Ness and Paula hitching a ride with the Runaway Five, from Earthbound.

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The Japanese version of WarioWare Smooth Moves had some decidedly Japanese technique names.

Here’s a look at some of them and how they were localized into English, as well as what the Japanese names are about!

http://legendsoflocalization.com/what-are-these-japanese-warioware-moves-all-about/

pepsimangb:

n64thstreet:

Sumo street harassment from 64 Oozumou, by Bottom Up.

Ah, of course. The random foreigner character is blond and says nothing but literally “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah” over and over again, in case you really weren’t sure whether he grew up in Japan.
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I swear not everyone there is bad about it, but….

pepsimangb:

n64thstreet:

Sumo street harassment from 64 Oozumou, by Bottom Up.

Ah, of course. The random foreigner character is blond and says nothing but literally “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah” over and over again, in case you really weren’t sure whether he grew up in Japan.

I swear not everyone there is bad about it, but….

There’s a weird line in Xenogears where someone says, “Oh-my-gobrino!”

I assumed it was a weird localization in-joke or possibly a way to avoid saying “god” (although I think you actually have to fight God in this game, right?) but it looks like it’s in the Japanese version too more or less!

http://legendsoflocalization.com/oh-my-gabrino-what-does-this-xenogears-line-say-in-japanese/

somekrazifreak:

If you have a Wii U and haven’t played Earthbound please play it not for me but for Itoi do it for him I mean

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Look at him he’s adorable do it for him

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