One of the best things about receiving packages from Japan is using the Google Translate phone app on the newspapers stuffed inside the boxes for padding. We got a game recently (which I still need to post about), and the app churned out some funny phrases on the newspapers:
We will never be free of eagles here at LoL.
So, this book arrived yesterday:
I was confused as to why we needed it until Mato tagged a page for me:
Whoa. So the Symphony of the Night localizer didn’t pull that line out of his butt. Mato goes into more detail about this line here if you’re interested!
Mato spotted a decently-priced set of Barcode Battler II cards for Super Mario World on eBay the other day. Swoosh! Snatched up!!
You might be able to guess by looking at the cover that we wanted these cards becaaaaaause:
More instances of Yoshi’s name romanized as Yossy! I’ll get these cards scanned real nice and add them to the Yossy Image Gallery soon~
We were secretly working on an audio play with select scenes from Funky Fantasy IV acted out by people who work at Fangamer. It was originally gonna be a free bonus emailed to people who bought press start to translate, but it was late, oops! But now it’s done!
American Thanksgiving was yesterday. Delicious food was eaten! One of Mato’s traditions is to play Super Mario Kart on Thanksgiving. Wander settled down on my lap and watched each race intently.
Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions involving video games? Shadow of the Colossus is another Thanksgiving game for us.
While doing some research, I came across a Super Famicom game called Yam Yam (or Yum Yum). It’s an adorable-looking game with interesting characters, cute towns, and Space Harrier shooting!!!
You ride around on platypus-looking thing during the shooting parts. I’m sad that this one never left Japan.
Wander, one of our lovely kitties, has a new habit – watching us play games, and then trying to play with the characters on the screen. She did this while I was playing Ys VIII recently:
Maybe you could call her a Wanderer from Ys?! No, sorry, that was a bad joke. Perhaps she just wanted some of that rolled cabbage.