Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 15, 2009 14:54:59 GMT -5
Is that a cencorship?
Mario & Luigi RPG, 2x2 and 3!!! were changed to "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga", "Partners in Time" and "Bowser's Inside Story".
Yeah, game names do change across versions, and it's not always because of censorship. Although, I do know where do you see this from, seeing how Zelda game titles are usually consistent. (Still, Takt of Wind became Wind Waker, Four Swords + became Four Swords Adventures...)
You do know that the King James version of the Bible was translated in the 1600's, right? It contains more "creative translations" than A Link to the Past.
Even if the passage is accurate, and there were legends of dragons 2000 years ago in the Middle East (rather than 400 years ago in England) then that passage isn't saying dragons are Satanic, but that Satan breathed fire like a dragon.
He also walks on legs like those of a goat, but that doesn't mean goats are satanic by association.
Amusing... but in a rage-fuelling kind of way! Even if this is just a retarded publicity stunt, the chances of other pastors trying something similar go up (perhaps by burning Bibles not printed on paper sourced from "good Christian white folk") and the world becomes just a little bit more retarded.
This might be in the same boat with Angel/Cupid Kirby: Blood Falcon's "Blood Hawk" is actually called the Hell Hawk in Japanese. I wonder, has the word "hell" been used in any other English-language version of a Nintendo game besides Hotel Dusk?
And Donkey Kong 64! Don't forget the furore Rare caused over the DK Rap, and the later fan furore that issued when the SSBM version changed it to "Heck of a Guy".
In Super Mario Galaxy, there is also the Hell Prominence Galaxy in Japanese. It was renamed Melty Molten Galaxy by NoA. I'm not sure if it counts, though, since NoA has renamed most of the galaxies, even if their original names are already English, they just love alliterations too much.
Also NoE had the slot machines from Pokemon Platinum removed and replaced with "game machines" due to implementation of more aggressive and stricter legislation in the European Union towards gambling. Source.
Also the dialog have also been changed because of it.Source. The Japanese, NA and Australian versions still have the slot machines.
Someone also emailed Nintendo about if there would be slot machines in the upcoming HG/SS remakes, and it looks like they are getting removed as well. Source.
This makes me wonder if it will affect all games with "heavy" gambling references, including past games. The Super Mario Sunshine casino, for example, or the various gambling mini-games in SM64DS and NSMB. Maybe this is also a reason why there is still no announcement for Chibi-Robo! 3 outside of Japan, I read that a casino and gambling have a quite important part there.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2009 5:29:26 GMT -5 by Grandy02
I just noticed this interesting detail: You know, Dr. Mario 64 was never released for the N64 in Japan, and was included in Nintendo Puzzle Collection for the GameCube instead. Here is the character selection screen in the Puzzle Collection version (very small, but for the detail it's enough):
You see the squid boss in the middle (known from Wario Land 3), called Ikatakotengu in Japanese? In the English version of Dr. Mario 64, he is named Octo.
Well, and now take a look at the same screen in the English version:
Notice the difference? Yeah, it's the colour of Octo. In Wario Land 3, he generally had a black head. But for Dr. Mario 64, NoA changed the colour to orange, yet Octo retained his actual colour scheme in the later Japanese release. It's quite obvious why NoA did that, to avoid another claim because of reputed "blackface" after Jynx, even though Octo is even less human-like.
My last find this year. Happy New Year to everyone!
Last Edit: Dec 31, 2009 15:12:57 GMT -5 by Grandy02
Shrikeswind: Date of birth, August 30, 2022. I'm an uncle.
Aug 31, 2022 3:47:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Just woke up and within like a half an hour my brother-in-law sends me two pics of the little rapscallion. Not sharing because I don't believe in posting baby pics on the Internet, but I will say he's clearly going to be a genius.
Aug 31, 2022 3:49:29 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5