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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Videos I Like #22: All Your Base Are Belong to Us

I'm sure that anyone that plays video games either core or casually has heard of this phrase: All Your Base Are Belong to Us. This is actually a mistranslated line from the Genesis game Zero Wing, which can be seen in all it's glory in the game's intro. While horribly translated, it has gone on to become one of gaming's biggest internet memes and ranks right up there with "Thank You Mario, but our princess is in another castle."

In 2001, Bad-CRC at New Grounds made the hilarious All Your Base video that pays homage to the famous quote. I must say, that music is pretty tight. Zero Wing is actually a side scrolling SHMUP, but most people remember the game or have heard of it thanks to the All Your Base line. Most gamers would have a fit if All Your Base Are Belong to Us was actually translated correctly. Kind of like How "You Spoony Bard" has always been kept in whenever Final Fantasy IV is released.

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