Game names corrected by spell check

You know that red line that pops up in Word, Firefox or any other program with a spell check? It's helpful, don't get us wrong, but they really should spend some time working on spell check's virtual intuition. When we typed "Firefox," just now while writing this article, the red line asked if we meant "firebox." Um no, we didn't. And that's what happens countless times every second across the world when people type in video game names - weird ass suggestions that are so off the mark they become entertaining in their own right.

Collected here are our favorite moments of spell check gone mad. It all started when somehow we managed to make Firefox's speller suggest "Televangelist" in place in "Castlevania."

Doesn't sound quite as fun, does it, hunting down religious figures and putting a stake through their heart? Simon, your family's beef is with Dracula, not the poor old pope. Once we saw this, we just had to type in random names and see what happened.

BioShock: Yes, these are the actual suggestions. Not Bio Shock, but hockeys and Shockley. Mr. Shockley was a physicist, for those who care. He's credited with inventing the transistor, even.

Tekken: This list gets better and better. Trekkers is already great photoshop fodder, but check the last one - Heineken! You hear that Namco? We smell product placement. Lei Wulong has to drink something...


Abadox: This long-forgotten NES shooter used to be one of the goriest games on the market. Now its bloody sprites are simply adorable. Not sure the tropical Barbados island would like the comparison though.


  • Xplosive59 - January 7, 2009 6:08 p.m.

    this is the only article that has actually make me friggin laugh my friggin head off especially at Pikmin=Minibikes pokemon names next please
  • Derds - January 11, 2009 5:41 p.m.

    The Spellchecker is a ruthless creature, and butchers all in it's path. But srsly guys, Minibikes = WIN Also, Tamarind's pharmacy sounds like a kids game XD
  • cultofbananas - January 16, 2009 3:38 p.m.

    hahahahaha!! nice..
  • Garchomp617 - February 27, 2009 3:37 p.m.

    Any takers for Pokemon names mangled by spell check? Yes please! (Make sure you add what Garchomp turned into.)
  • Kytl - April 20, 2009 1:29 a.m.

    putting Darkrai in the list is a bit...random,but awesome all the same
  • oreopizza47 - December 31, 2008 8:50 p.m.

    lol i vote for pokemon names messed up by spellcheck. wonder what would happen to pikachu or charmander...
  • Derds - January 11, 2009 6 p.m.

    O ya Pokemon: Pikachu = Peachy Charmander = Charminger Bulbasaur = Blabs Blastoise = Blastoffs Squirtle = Squirted Geodude = Goaded Jigglypuff = Jiggly puff Ptearodactyl = Pterodactyl's Riachu = Roach Wartortle = Wattled Manaphy = Manage Uxie = Pixie Cacnea = Acne Cacturn = Cajun Tentacool = Pentacle Gyratina = Gyrating
  • vakama719 - January 28, 2009 9 a.m.

    funny as stuff mate)what you doing man? you)im playing minibikes.NOOO DON'T GRAB THE RADAR!! mate)what??? and acne i chose you
  • doomdude - March 11, 2009 7:23 p.m.

    dude this is the funniest article i've ever read DUDE THIS IS SOME FUNNY SHT!!!
  • bmonsterboy - March 24, 2009 5:38 a.m.

    ROFLMAO those names.... Oh by the way Garchomp = Carhop Rayquaza = Aqua Seviper = Sexier
  • Yellowhat17 - September 27, 2008 5:39 p.m.

    That was hilarious, but some of the last ones should have had pictures.
  • MyGameName - November 22, 2008 11:38 p.m.

    LittleBigPlanet: No spelling suggestions. (???) Wii: ii, wiki, iii, lii, vii I just typed these in for fun.
  • Hurricrane - December 6, 2008 2:26 a.m.

    ROFL, Tekken = Heineken!!!!
  • Cwf2008 - December 6, 2008 3:05 a.m.

    wtf? Tekken actually was counted as correctly spelled on Microsoft Word 2007...hmm
  • ClusterShart - August 29, 2008 8:39 p.m.

  • TENAXIS (PSN) - August 30, 2008 6:35 a.m.

    hahaahha should firefox and microsoft update their spellings then??
  • CandiedJester - September 12, 2008 12:32 a.m.

    Lol! I never knew abusing spellcheck could be so entertaining! XD Phlebitis sounds horrible. But I would love to play a game called "SEXY" Who wouldn't?
  • Tentacles - November 5, 2008 4:24 a.m.

    Phlebitis? Nice. I'll have to wiki that one.
  • CoD_22 - December 8, 2008 7:58 p.m.

    I tried wii and it said: wiki, way, wig, win, wit. No spelling suggestions for culdcept or castlevania.
  • breener96 - October 9, 2009 10:12 p.m.

    Very good idea and article!

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