Haha, I can understand the confusion. Game also example of goodness is of the action of translation being done in quality is positive. I’ve seen “Somebody set up us the bomb.” and “For great justice!” used a lot too. Your email address will not be published. Ignore that if so! Perhaps they thought English readers wouldn’t get CATS’ snide remark about “cooperation”? This is my own attempt at fixing the infamous English translation of Zero Wing. They must have thought “why spend so much time and money on something most players will skip?”. The Japanese script makes heavy use of ellipses of varying lengths. !” or “set us up the bomb”. I remember going through some hobby shops in 2000 in Japan and being fascinated by the PG Wing Gundam, because of it's massive size and angelic wings.I had an inkling already about Gundams at that time but didn't really know much about the story. Even in Japanese I can’t think of a phrase that would equate to “make your time” that means this sort of thing, heh. Compared to the rest of the genre, it is fairly simple and mundane; there is nothing in particular that makes it the least bit memorable... with the exception of the Translation Train Wreck that is its opening cutscene: It is interesting how it is made clear “CATS” is the name of the organization in the japanese, that also seemed to involve some sort of government corruption. Apparently, Something Awful got hacked in 2008 and the original Zero Wing thread was lost permanently. Captain: All ZIGs are ordered to launch!! I think it follows from the original line, “Treasure what little time you have left to live….”… Maybe “what little time you have left” to “You have no chance to survive” is a BIT much, but I think it still makes sense. Since the translation patch itself is completely unchanged, I've left the version number as is to avoid confusion for most users. FAUX EDIT: I AM AN IDIOT ANd assumed the intro was legit voiced, but apparently the voices were done by Something Awful themselves. Yeah, that’s the best explanation I’ve seen. It is actually rated as the seventh worst video game, with the focus being on the translation. I love all those little side-quotes too! This is pretty common in Japanese entertainment. I’m from Poland, so issues of mistranslated English is kinda familiar to me. They obviously don’t know a thing about English translation, so just why? There are a couple other quick points of interest though! Even I, who always paid attention and stayed on top of things, forgot, for some reason. They need to go back to grade-school English… Also, does anyone know how to learn Japanese? … Maybe I should have edited my post after all. 0:30. I am too lazy to edit my post above, though, so it will remain for the sake of embarrassment. There is a version with an engrish ending as well (The arcade version, I think). , Zero Wingu) ist ein 1989 veröffentlichtes Shoot ’em up des Spieleherstellers Toaplan. And yep, I’m still trying to get more screenshots of the tiger line from other Tales of Phantasia ports. I love how funny translations can be. Translation to Dutch for “Zero Wing” for Sega Mega Drive / Genesis. I had no idea. As with other scrolling shooters, the aim of the game is to shoot all enemies that appear on screen and avoid getting obliterated by enemy fire, crashing into enemies or into foreground scenery. It’s pretty clear that a non-native speaker was responsible for translating the script, and that nobody on the Japanese side of the project really batted an eye at the result. I don’t know if it makes it ANY more understandable (or less gibberish sounding), but again – I just wanted to mention, how something that seems messed up to English speaking person can seem perfectly understandable to someone who doesn’t . Communications Operator: Captain! And the voiced cutscene seems like a huge downgrade. Nach einer Umsetzung als Arcade-Spiel wurde es 1991 von Toaplan für den Sega Mega Drive in Japan und 1992 von Sega in Europa portiert. We’ve received a transmission! That’s seriously a “WHOAAAAAAAA, what’s going on here? Captain: Our only option now is to entrust this to them. It’s really interesting and I can’t help but wonder what the thought process there was. Haha, I remember Science Court/Squigglevision, I used to watch it like every week. Aww, that’s too bad. 2101” is one thing the original English translation got right. I love Zero Wing and while it wasn't quite as hilarious as the horribly translated one, I still enjoyed this. The music in that video reminds me of the opening sequence to the Chinese pirate game Super Mario World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmzrrhrP6Pk)! Play Zero Wing (Europe) [Text Hack by Vincent404 v20010422] (Translation Fix) (Genesis) for free in your browser. Most members begin as a normal member, and have to work their way up the ranks to qualif… Credits and Thanks V. Legal ***** I. On a half-related note the anime Outbreak Company from the previous season referenced the All Your Base line twice. Zero Wing would be perfect for a localization deconstruction! In the meantime, check these out: Check out many of the bad arcade and fighting game translations from the 1970s until today! Why did I think the Speakonia was in the actual game? translation of ZERO WING in Japanese - see translations. What’s right “all your bases are belong to us” or “all your bases belong to us”? Like here. I think it’s still floating around my site somewhere…. Captain: May there be hope for our future…. I might have to hunt these down when I have the time. Is there an original version of that song? Also worth noting: would anybody remember it in 2014? I think pretty much the prevailing mindset back then was like, “Hey, we need to translate this into English, who do we know that knows English? Japanese scripts often give this treatment to unique proper nouns, so it’s interesting to see that it’s the English script that got handled this way while the original Japanese text didn’t. The other drawings are so cool and expressive. Like most games in the genre, there are three color-coded weapons: red (scatter), green (homing) and blue (lasers). All Rights Reserved. For Zero Wing on the Genesis, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "The Real Translation! . Translation Information; Zero Wing. With pretty much everything else, you can sort of see where it came from – like “通信が入りました!” becomes “We get signal!”, yeah, sure, okay – but there is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, in those two lines of CATS’ to even suggest “You have no chance to survive”. First, that removed line. Uemura also acted as composer along with Masahiro Yuge and Toshiaki Tomizawa. Though uh, now that I look, did I just imagine you commenting on that? Wasn’t the most popular show, though…. A while back, a reader named Dhillon521 submitted a question about Zero Wing’s ending text: Hello, A little while ago I saw your article about Zero Wing. I assumed while reading it that it might have been going for “make your peace” then something really REALLY wrong happened with the sentence. en Six 5 in (127 mm) high-velocity aircraft rockets (HVARs) could be carried - three under each wing on "zero-length" launchers. Released last year by Bandai for their Real Grade line was the Wing Gundam Zero EW of Hero Yuii from the Gundam Wing Anime series. I hope there’s at least some partial archive of it somewhere. Required fields are marked *. Zero Wing was created by most of the same team that previously worked on several projects at Toaplan, with members of the development staff recounting its history through various Japanese publications. after having read this I must say that I like the official translation more than your translation. My guess is that very, very few people buying ports of arcade shmups on the Genesis cared about the quality of the dialogue enough to make it worth investing too much money in fixing it. You can also subscribe without commenting. Zero Wing was a mildly successful Shoot 'em Up video game developed in 1989 by Toaplan. Why can’t this be simple, like B*Witched? Sure. Playing next. What do they say? I bring up Science Court when talking about Dr. Katz and Home Movies but I’m always the only one who remembers it! This time I translated a Sega Genesis game to the Turkish. '”, See also: http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/zerow.htm. The phrase as it appears in the introduction to Zero Wing. " fr Six roquettes de 127 mm (High Velocity Aircraft Rocket (en)) pouvaient être ajoutées sous les ailes (3 sous chaque). (Japanese Upgrade Patch applies only the bugfixes from the translation without the translation itself.) View of Over []. Even the “It’s you ! I’m no judge of how marketing is affected by game factors, but there are gamers out there who want their dialogue to read like normal. Zero Wing (jap. Its “All your base are belong to us” line is still quoted regularly to this day! But there are secrets abound in every page and update! Wing of Zero a game is that sold with success in high amounts in the States that are United of America (Arriving with a free complementary squirrel, for great satisfaction). This article is really taking me back… a teacher taught us that in elementary school, and not long after asked us what AD meant again and literally all of us forgot and only remembered the incorrect “After Death”. This game intro’s meme status is legendary, and deservedly so. How did this surprising scene work in the original Japanese version of Yakuza 0? Didn’t Zero wing at one point use the word “excrement” as an expletive, or am i thinking of some other game? This is the opening scene of "Zero Wing" (made popular by the video "All Your Base") translated correctly. I ask the translator if [Cave CCO and former Toaplan member, Tsuneki Ikeda] had any involvement with the game, and before speaking in Japanese he asks me to remind him of the internet meme that Zero Wing inadvertently created – ‘All Your Base Are Belong to Us.’, Ikeda reacts like he’s taken a bullet, laughing hysterically as he’s probably fearing that the foreign journalist and company translator have ganged up on him at this point. In fact, I felt that I knew what it meant right away, and figured everyone else did too. It is the ancestor of the five Operation Meteor Gundams (Wing, Deathscythe, Heavyarms, Sandrock and Shenlong). Tweaks to English Translation . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfwqvUPIRkg, I agree, I expected there to be voices too, the Something Awful video’s voices were that convincing . 1992 erschien in Japan eine weitere Portierung durch Naxat Soft für die PC Engine CD-ROM. I’m tempted to find the original script for the level (which shouldn’t be too hard as the PC version can freely be changed to Japanese and you can replay levels at any time) and look at what he originally was, but I suspect it would be full of Japanese retro video game references I would completely miss. . I’m not very familiar with the game, though, even though I’ve always wanted to get into it. Site updates will be slower for the next several months while I focus on the book. I do wonder if the “you have no chance to survive” and “make your time” lines were originally meant to be separate lines but accidentally got joined for whatever reason. Browse more videos. Pause the game, then hit C, Up, B, Down, A, Left, Right, B, C, C, Right, Left, Right, A, Down and Start to bring up the Test Mode menu, which is similar to Hellfire's. I find hilarious Japan would reference a meme from the English-speaking world a lot of them wouldn’t get. Description Zero Wing is an horizontal shooter game where the player is in control of a ZIG, an escape pod released after its main ship was attacked and destroyed by the evil cyborg CATS, bent on taking over the world. Example sentences with "Zero Wing", translation memory. I never listened to the full song before, just the intense part that was featured as the Super Mario Land invincibility music. (which actually ties in with some of the comments on your previous post as well!). One thing I’d like to hear about is what you see when you beat the game – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uTqFPErJEU I have absolutely no idea what such a WTF moment is doing in a space shooter like this, but I still love it. Author. Well, “You have no chance to survive” is self-explanatory, and “make your time” is probably supposed to be “have a good time” or something. If they'd used that translation back then, it might've been seen as just another shooter. While at first sight you’d think CATS’s snide tone was lost on translation, I think the way some of his lines are handled may be, in part, a result of trying to deliberately retain this: Such as how he introduces himself with a mockingly casual “How are you”, or how the “make your time” part might be trying to covey a “make yourselves comfortable, enjoy your time” kind of expression. Okay, let’s have her translate this entire game.”, I mean, it’s not too farfetched – whenever I need art help I’m usually like, “Who do I know that’s good at art?” rather than, “I should go through the long process of finding and choosing professional artists that suit my needs and vision.”. Oh, that receptionist girl spent a month in Hawaii? Zero Wing is a guild that was started in the early days of God's Domain and slowly grew in both power and status, proving themselves to be a powerhouse even against many established Guilds and Teams. This infamous scene from the start of Zero Wing has become the face of bad translation worldwide. The opening dialogue will make you feel like you're going on a ride with a New York Taxi Driver. Super Mario World was hacked from the Russian pirate game Squirrel King, which itself was a remake of Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers for the NES. Anyway, despite all my words :V, great article, Tomato. !” lines before it are memorable (it’s worth it to watch this scene in action, I just LOVE how these lines are read so monotonously, so robot-like), and don’t forget the epic closer: “For great justice.”. The official English script has one line removed. It’s far less of an issue now, with most systems being PC-esque and thus the data being stored in a far more modular way, but for Zero Wing’s era, it wasn’t something you saw often. Credits & Info. HOWEVER, this game DID get a re-release in Japan on the PC Engine CD-ROM², featuring an actual voiced intro cutscene, and you can watch that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkccW6BqCDI Hey Mato, mind if you can help translate this one as well? We’ve seen before that old Japanese games would often write everything in English (example), so at first I assumed that maybe the Japanese version of Zero Wing was that way too. WikiMatrix. Unfortunately, the gameplay that awaits you will make it even less exciting. It wasn’t meaningfully more accurate than the original translation, granted, but it was coherent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Diu2N8TGKA, I know this mostly because I had included it in an old game of my own back in the mid 90s . Yup, here you go! You know how the news media (and general audiences) get games, science, and technology stuff wrong all the time? A port of Zero Wing that wasn't released to the U.S., and is infamous for its butchered translation of the introduction sequence in the European version.. Test Mode. Finally, if you want to look at a slightly more detailed look at this game and its mechanics, you can check out the HG101 article here: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/toaplan/toaplan3.htm As I guessed, the version that came out on CD inevitably contains redbook remixes of the music! How Zero Wing’s “All Your Base” Translation Compares with the Japanese Script Posted on January 13, 2014 by Clyde Mandelin ‧ 67 Comments Probably one of the most infamous video game translations of all time is from an old Sega Mega Drive/Genesis game called Zero Wing . CATS: Treasure what little time you have left to live…. Nareik22 2011-02-16 18:38:42. A horizontal shoot-’em-up with a famous badly-translated introduction sequence. That’s not to say it didn’t happen – Dragon Warrior 1, for example, was almost completely reworked from the ground up (and, note, Tomato, that’d be a fascinating one to look at) – but it was still very, very uncommon. So do I! Sure, it becomes a silly joke but it gets tired out too. It’s actually the intro to Galop Infernal (sometimes erroneously named “Can Can”)? Ah, start of the first comment (before super-scrolling down to Post) confirmed it: Science Court was my first introduction to “Squigglevision”, which I later recognized in Home Movies…before that switched to less twitchy animation. There are mid-level and end-of-level bossenemies that stay with the player until they are defeated. Wing Zero was designed by the five Gundam Scientists fifteen years prior to the events of the Eve Wars. Hacking NBA Jam TE: An Intermediate Guide, Stat editing for enemies, accessories, weapons and materials. God, why is this game so… BASED? Great Color Hack, but something is wrong. CATS: Treasure what little time you have left to live…. It didn't catch much attention, due to being viewed by many to be just another unoriginal horizontal space shoot 'em up while lacking advertisements. I’m confused how Science Court and Zero Wing go together, but nonetheless Home Movies was an awesome show. Seeing they went as far as to remove a line, I do think someone unskilled actually did try their hand at a localization rather than simply translating. I only remember a few episodes, but it was a fun little show. I found this translation in Wikipedia. Introduction ***** ***** In this FAQ I have typed up the dialogue and story related text that appears in Zero Wing for the Sega Genesis. I feel the same way when it comes to entertainment and video game translation, so I decided to use my professional experience to shed light on this mysterious topic. Views 4,115 Faves: 1 Votes 5 Score 3.95 / 5.00 . Although some parts of the official translation still mystify me – like, what the heck is “You have no chance to survive make your time?” supposed to mean? Being sequel to Wing of One of the Negative it is. Sure, the text couldn't have make such a big different, but it did in Zero Wing's case. But it doesn’t effect the game play. Translations: The Entire SNES Goemon Series Translated, Yuuyami Doori Tankentai (Guide Book and Game Translation Project), Best Music on Classic Sega and Nintendo Systems Poll Series, SHA-1: 98335B97C5E21F7F8C5436427621836660B91075. Typical of the genre, after an opening cinematic establishes the setting, the player takes control of a one-man fighter to shoot down enemy forces in massive numbers. translation of ZERO WING in Swedish - see translations . An awkward translation of "all of your bases are now under our control", the quote originally appeared in the opening dialogue of Zero Wing, a 16-bit shoot'em up game released in 1989. ©2005-2020 RHDN 3.0.0 by Nightcrawler. Maybe I just arrived at that conclusion because I’m not a native English-speaker myself, ha ha! So, we need to add one, where the meaning of the sentence suggests it would be: Nie macie szans na przezycie, wykorzystajcie swoj czas. The patch does not work with Revision A as listed, instead it works with Dr. Mario (Japan, USA).nes - NOINTRO, This Edit of this submission is done to correct the credits of the people who made the graphics used in this hack. Hacks | Colour Hack for Aladdin-Remix ROM (2019) without Portuguese Translation, Correcting ROM/ISO Information. !” moment. ‘No, I don’t know anything about it,’ he yells, unconvincingly. I’d even go as far as to say I may have heard the same exact “make your time” line (on its own) from an old movie as a kid, but, maybe I’m just making excuses for my brain using shortcuts. I'm working on a new book! So, let’s take a look at the text side-by-side: The basic translation I’ve provided needs some polishing work, but it shows what the original script was going for… and possibly shows how the official translation wound up the way it did. CATS: With the help of Federation government forces, CATS has taken all of your bases. Zero Wing Sega Genesis. Probably one of the most infamous video game translations of all time is from an old Sega Mega Drive/Genesis game called Zero Wing. But I’m actually glad that this translation exists – it brought a lot of laughs and the response outside of Japan probably helped some companies realize the importance of hiring real translators. You know, given how short this game is, maybe I should do a full, dedicated localization analysis of Zero Wing. When you described them as “ignorant” for not spending more time and money on it? Seems almost pathetic when you look at it that way, huh? It implies they are all going to die (“you have no chance to survive”), so they should treasure whatever time they have left. Engineer: It appears someone has planted explosives. Toshiaki Ōta was at the helm as development chief and also served as programmer alongside Hiroaki Furukawa and Tatsuya Uemura. Perhaps. Inconsequential. Half Minute Hero has a boss called “CATS” that references the Zero Wing lines (and his level “Good Ol’ Days” is filled with even more references than standard for the game). One instance that has in itself gone memetic is that the anime “Zettai Karen Children” threw in well-known (in the English-speaking world) Internet reviewers the Nostalgia Critic and the Angry Video Game Nerd in as background characters: http://cinemassacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/AVGN_anime.jpg. Never know until I try though…. I think it’d be fun to dig into it and maybe find some more info I never knew about! Game contains plot of much complex. I used first one somewhere in gaming, is it grammatically wrong or makes another sense? The gameplay was quite well received upon release. translation of ZERO WING in Portuguese - see translations. > what the heck is “You have no chance to survive make your time?” supposed to mean? There’s actually one or two more interesting things going on here, I think, beyond even what Tomato mentions. Neat, I hadn’t heard that about Dragon Warrior 1! translation of ZERO WING in Spanish - see translations. The whole sentence would be: You have no chance to survive, take advantage of the time you have left. Zero Wing is a Shoot'Em Up Video Game created by Toaplan in 1989, where it was mildly (but not wildly) successful in Japanese arcades. Which sort of brings up the other thing… I actually don’t think Tomato made it quite clear just *how* out of left field “You have no chance to survive make your time” is, even after emphasizing it. This is the first I’ve heard of this… I’d like to find out more, whatever game it’s in! The player, a "ZIG" star fighter, has sev… I do remember seeing a few Cheetahmen references in anime, as well as some Japanese memes, for example. All your base are belong to us " is a popular Internet meme based on a phrase found in the opening cutscene of the European release of the 1992 Mega Drive/Genesis port of the 1989 arcade video game Zero Wing , which is subtitled and poorly translated . Apparently the Japanese version has 4 endings while the English only has 3! Anyway, move that apostrophe from “90s” to “N[‘]Syn– Wait, a quick Google Search gave me a multitude of renderings. You have no chance to survive, make your time. A.D. 1 was the year immediately following 1 B.C.). I think it was a lot better once they dropped the squigglevision effect, however. CATS: You have no chance to survive make your time. But… I mean, I think you just *did* pass some kind of judgment, yes? Uploaded Now, the first part of the sentence is pretty straightforward, the second part is what I guess is a mystery to English speaking people?.. I’m a native English speaker but this is also how I understood the “make your time” part. Google's free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. definition and synonyms of ZERO WING. Anime making references to more American-oriented cultural phenomena and memes happens more often than you might expect. Liked it. Now there’s something new to quote and have my friends ask me what I’m on. The infamous "All Your Base" game is jam-packed with secret Japanese endings. I find it a little amusing that the Japanese version had a screenshot of the AYB line on the back cover! Unforgettable lines like this are due to Zero Wing's ultimately pathetic translation courtesy of a producer who could barely speak English at the time. I’m curious about the translator’s thought process, like where did they learn the English phrase “make your time” or how did they arrive at that particular choice, I wonder. Is this the actual translation? But… Who translated this? First, I think claiming this is the "correct English translation" is rather a strong statement, and arguably a matter of debate for any translation, so without some independent (citable) third-party source for that assertion I don't think we can really say it's unequivocally "correct". Zero Wing is renowned for it's strict recruitment standards,as they have chosen to follow the path of the elite, focusing the guild's resources on a select bunch of people, allowing them to achieve their greatest potential. For another cute Zero Wing reference, one of the Mr. Progs in MegaMan Battle Network 1 says “ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US in ElecMan’s scenario, I’m curious if it was ALL YOUR BASE in JP as well. I’m not talking about the common “bases” line, but the stuff surrounding it, like “WHAT YOU SAY ! I almost wanna hire people to play through them for me, heh. Reception. Very clever of them, but I knew something was up when I looked this game up on Wikipedia and saw that the game got a release in the West on cartridge format (regular Mega Drive) and not the Sega CD, which is what I assumed in the first place. This is hilarious. Just for further fun and future reference, here are screenshots of this entire scene in action! This be book bad translation, video games! 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