Test your NES hipster cred or simply brighten your day with this bizarre collection of classic quotable oddities.

For better or worse, SydLexia has gathered 50 NES quotes and accompanying screen grabs from classic games all in one place for you to deconstruct and laugh at. This nostalgia-invoking medley should evoke at least a chuckle and a few nods of recognition among those of you who rocked the NES hardcore back in the day. It may even inspire some to break out the ancient machine and test their cartridge blowing skills.

Some of the best quotes include “A winner is you” (Pro Wrestling), “I feel asleep!!” (Metal Gear), and “I am Error” (Zelda II). Such gems are scattered amidst more thought-provoking entries like “It’s a secret to everybody” (The Legend of Zelda), “You have completed a great game. And prooved the justice of our culture” (Ghostbusters), and “I drink to prepare for a fight. Tonight I am very prepared!” (Punch Out!). Ah yes, the marvelous days of poor localization. There are plenty more where those came from.

It’s almost a shame that Japanese to English translation in the gaming industry has improved so much in the past 20 years.

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