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The 40 most repeated game quotes


“All your base are belong to us.” – Zero Wing

The 1991 Mega Drive version of a horribly translated arcade game combined with the internet’s 2000ish surge of amateur Flash animations (hey, remember when Newgrounds was “edgy?”) created one of the first global internet sensations. Every single line in the game’s opening is worth quoting, but “all your base are belong to us” (sometimes abbreviated AYBABTU or AYB) became the moniker by which this meme was known. If you seriously don’t know the rest, here’s the animation that made the AYB phenomenon what it was:


“A winner is you!” - Pro Wrestling

In the future, no one will remember this game, what it was like, or what it was even called. But we'll still say "A winner is you!" Grammar is funny.

 


“In year of 200X...” - Mega Man Series

200X and 20XX seem to be used interchangeably throughout the Mega Man series. Either way, we saw this at the beginning of every game, and those mysterious 'X's got us all amped up for some robo-destruction. IT'S SO FAR IN THE FUTURE YOU COULDN'T EVEN COMPREHEND THE NUMBER.


“WHERE'S Dr. WILEY?... OH NO, TOO LATE.” - Mega Man 3

 

Why is the 'R' in lowercase? No really, absolutely no text in Mega Man was in lowercase. Except for here.


“You Spoony Bard!” - Final Fantasy II

The English version of FFIV (FFII), was apparently translated with an Ouija board, and as a result what was meant to be a dramatic insult ("You son of a bitch") became a cute pet name for William Shakespeare.

 

“Ouch! What do you do?” - Goonies II

I do hit, but I mean to do go.

 


“YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE DEAD.” - Friday the 13th

 


“I FEEL ASLEEP!” - Metal Gear

AND I HEAR AWAKE! ARGH!

 

171 comments

  • 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.

    C-C-C-C COMBO BRAKER!!!!
  • 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.

    OVER NINE THOOOUUUSAAAAAAAAND!!!!!!!
  • 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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