Game names corrected by spell check

Pikmin: Two great ones - first, the literal translation into "Pick Man," and second, the idea that somehow Pikmin becomes minibike. Get away, little guys!


Culdcept: We expected something about scepters to show, but we got a lot of words that'd make any Scrabble player detonate. Unaccepted fits best because... well how many people played Culdcept Saga?

Xexyz: The only reason we typed this ultra-obscure NES title in was to see what kind of random feedback Firefox spat out. Would you believe the result is quite... sexy?

Disgaea: Pangaea seems like an obvious fit, but the idea that a game about demon penguins battling super-sexy archers and axe-wielding wild men is misgauged is... well, misguided.

GrimGrimoire: We'll grant this one. It's a weird name and spelled as one word so seeing "primogenitures" isn't that much of a shock. Finding out that "primogenitures" is an actual word, however, was quite startling.

Darkrai: He's not a game - Darkrai's the latest legendary Pokemon released by Nintendo via Toys "R" Us. He's also not Ukrainian. Hm, that might be a whole other feature - Pokemon names mangled by spell check. Any takers?

Ar tonelico: Not all that interesting, but worth noting because tonelico's based around music and a helicon is a musical instrument. You'd better sit down after that doozy.

Suikoden: One of the most mispronounced game names also baffles spell check. Thus we're not surprised to get weird offers like duodenum. You should remember that $50 word from biology class. Here's a great mnemonic device for it: Batman and Robin in blue jeans.

And with that clever little joke (an authentic biology teacher joke, actually), we're off to type more words into this internet thing and see what happens.

Jun 5, 2008


  • 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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