Congraturation! You have found your way to The Escapist's Gallery of the Day! A winner is you! If you haven't caught on yet, today's gallery will be focusing on examples of failed text translations in video games. Once upon a time, translators were hard to come by, or maybe they were just expensive, leading to some truly memorable quotes for those of us in the West who were receiving video games from other countries (mostly Japan). Without further ado, here are some of the best terrible video game translations! Did we leave out your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
"A Winner is You!" A mistranslation after beating a game, no matter the intention, somehow manages to feel like mockery. "A winner is you" being a perfect example, as it has successfully managed to integrate itself into internet meme culture as, yes, sarcasm.