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Errors In NES Games

By Classicgamer on May 09 2015 11:33 AM

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No, I'm not talking about Error from Ruto. I'm talking about all those misspellings and incorrect grammar in NES games. If you're like me, then you can be one of the most afuwl spellers on the planet. However, if I were making a game, I'd do the level best to have someone proofread, proofread, and proofread.
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Here are some games with mistakes in them:

The Legend of Zelda
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There's not a double N in peninsula like the first screenshot says. The second screenshot has incorrect subject-verb agreement. The word "eyes" is your subject. Thus, the verb should be "have". The third screenshot has incorrect agreement as well. "Ones" is plural, so the verb should be "do not". Playing through the game correctly, one should never see the third message. That's why testers should test anything and everything.

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

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It's possess, not "prosess". Now, if this wasn't bad enough, this same mistake happens for every single body part you find (the heart, etc.)

There are many other games with mistakes in the game. Metal Gear is one of the most famous for this. There are too many mistakes to mention. There is also Bimmy(instead of Billy) from Double Dragon III.

Perhaps, one of the most infamous mistake fueled screen is this one from the ending of Ghostbusters.

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Like Metal Gear, there are too many mistakes to mention. It's like the creators of this game didn't expect anyone to get the ending to this game so they could leave perhaps the biggest abomination to spelling and grammar in video game history.

These are just some of the mistakes in NES gaming. By the way, I know I misspelled awful in the beginning. It was misspelled for emphasis.

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Comments: 4

Honestly, the worst part about the Ghostbusters screenshot is that it has the audacity to call itself "a great game".

View PostChris, on 09 May 2015 - 11:46 AM, said:

Honestly, the worst part about the Ghostbusters screenshot is that it has the audacity to call itself "a great game".

Pretty much so
Interesting post. Didn't know errors were so common back then!

View PostTammi, on 09 May 2015 - 10:50 PM, said:

Interesting post. Didn't know errors were so common back then!

Yeah, it's just laziness and/or poor choice of translation.


I'm still debating what the next story will be