The 40 most repeated game quotes

“Conglaturation! You have completed a great game!” - Ghostbusters

NES Ghostbusters contained this gem, which is repeated by those of us who are still easily amused by poor translations, and like to proove the justice of our culture. Also, the "great game" part is an outright lie.


“Wise fwum yuh gwev!” - Altered Beast

This phrase sounded kind-of-okay (but still distorted) in the arcade version of Altered Beast, but when translated to the Genesis it became an instantly hilarious slur of consonants. If you haven’t played the game, or couldn’t understand our attempted phonetic spelling, the phrase is “Rise from your grave!”

“It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.” - The Legend of Zelda


The original Legend of Zelda is rife with amusing quotable quotes - and quote them we have, constantly. These words of warning in particular became a popular image macro and spawned a myriad of variations, the most notable involving a kitten (as you know, the internet and cats are as inseparable as mainstream news and celebrity deaths).

“I AM ERROR.” - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Well, to err is human. This statement may be more profound than intended.


“Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?” - Bad Dudes

There is something distinctly '80s about this sentence, but it also implies a certain self-awareness and sophistication. It’s as if they knew how funny we’d find it in 2009.


“Hey dudes thanks, for rescuing me. Let's go for a burger....Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” - Bad Dudes

Again, perfect. Game dialog does not get better than this.

“I'd buy that for a dollar!” - Super Smash TV

Smash TV is full of quotable lines, and this, like "Good luck, you'll need it," is one of the several that the game is known for. They aren't, of course, original lines - "I'd buy that for a dollar!" was also the catchphrase of Bixby Snyder, the absurd TV host from Robocop - but that's okay. The game gets some credit for sticking this line into our "Things to repeat when we can't think of a joke and everyone is looking at us and it's getting really awkward" file. Right next to "That's what she said."


  • PevMaster - May 26, 2011 2:52 p.m.

    Don't forget HOLY SHIT and MEGA KILL from Unreal Tournament!
  • matt92 - May 25, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    lol hell yeah to the fallout pac man quake star craft n the ea sports heard that alot!
  • Culjat1994 - April 5, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    i love how the "war, War never changes' quote is titled NBA JAM 'he's on fire'
  • LTS - March 22, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    anyone else notice the opening line of MGS4 is "War. War Has changed." I played that game right after I finished Fallout 3 and laughed my head off.
  • Arix - March 22, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    More repeated than any of these for me are King's Quest 5's "A POOOOIIIIIIISonous snake!".
  • Ariaka - March 22, 2011 6:10 a.m.

    The only sad thing, the AYB video. I knew some of those people back then. I remember when it was relevant!
  • MikeT - March 21, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    Dude! They Live is an amazing movie. Sure it's campy that doesn't mean it's not good.
  • mcdangles26 - March 21, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    I think "the mojave deseret almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter" is a better fallout quote with every single ncr trooper muttering it throughout the campaign.
  • Gnome - November 24, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    "You're too slow!"
  • KrazyGamer - August 9, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    I couldn't stop laughing at the Cole Train "I HAZ BICEPS BIGGER THENZ MY HAEDZ!!! cAN i HAZ CTACH PARHSE NOW?!?!?!?!
  • secretsearcher - August 1, 2010 4:35 a.m.

    "It's super effective!" :) "I HAVE CHORTLES" :D and that would you kindly thing is probably the most disturbing thing in bioshock
  • Oddeh7 - May 17, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    Now you need to update this list to include "JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASON". Plus, "Tango Sucka!" "Tactical Header!" "Your Mother!" and the legendary "BAMBI!". So awesome it has to be in caps.
  • blodden1 - May 15, 2010 2:23 p.m.

    Although it isn't from a game game but an online game... CHARGIN MA LAZOR!
  • blodden1 - May 15, 2010 2:21 p.m.

  • JakkedGamer - May 15, 2010 7:12 a.m.

    Some more Duke quotes: Hail to the king, baby! I oughta break a broomhandle off in your ass Eat shit and die Imma rip em a new one Iv'e got balls of steel It's my way or, hell, it's my way Alien maggots are gonna pay Shake it baby I'll rip off your head and shit down your neck game over see you in hell damn im good come get some lets rock piece of cake
  • Alfredhitchshot23 - December 8, 2009 4:11 p.m.

    Hey is Zero Wing supposed to to have 1337 speak or what? And by the way, Cats has carved " All your base are belong to us" into my brain!
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - November 30, 2009 12:55 a.m.

    My favorite mistranslation is ff7 Barret: Shi't
  • hybrid616 - September 20, 2009 2:31 p.m.

  • pandasrock - July 23, 2009 5:14 p.m.

    fuck you toad and hahaha ha imagine if link did recive a cat
  • gatornation1254 - July 21, 2009 6:51 p.m.

    Killmanjaro. Gread article Tyler it only made me piss in my pants a few hundred times.

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