History UnfortunateNames / VideoGames

9th Jan '18 1:37:00 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''PhantasyStar'' series, the name of the BigBad Dark Force/Darkfalz has been interpreted as Dark ''Phallus''. It doesn't help that, in the fourth game, there's a normal enemy that looks like his sprite in the first game and is called ''Prophallus''.

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* In the ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series, the name of the BigBad Dark Force/Darkfalz has been interpreted as Dark ''Phallus''. It doesn't help that, in the fourth game, there's a normal enemy that looks like his sprite in the first game and is called ''Prophallus''.
29th Dec '17 12:22:21 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger'' has "Bush Rescue". Perfectly accurate for the Australian Outback, but a poor choice nonetheless.

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* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger'' ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'' has "Bush Rescue". Perfectly accurate for the Australian Outback, but a poor choice nonetheless.
13th Dec '17 6:15:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus'', the hermit crab senator is named Superfluous.

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* In ''EcoQuest: ''VideoGame/EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus'', the hermit crab senator is named Superfluous.
11th Dec '17 9:20:44 AM costanton11
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** Both Solid Snake and Liquid Snake are no exception to this, depending on ''what kind of snake'' you interpret their names as. ''WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' did ''not'' miss this one:

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** Both Solid Snake and Liquid Snake are no exception to this, depending on ''what kind of snake'' you interpret their names as. ''WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' did ''not'' miss this one:
10th Dec '17 7:25:50 PM LadyJafaria
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* The ''UsefulNotes/NintendoWii''. Fine name in Japan, but in the US it sounds a little too similar to a certain urine-related slang. It also doesn't help that "wee wee" is a particularly childish term either.

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* The ''UsefulNotes/NintendoWii''. Fine name in Japan, but in the US it sounds a little too similar to a certain urine-related slang. It also doesn't help that "wee wee" is a particularly childish term either. Or that [[WhosOnFirst it can also be mistaken for the pronoun "we"]] which got even worse when its successor was called the Wii U.
13th Nov '17 8:38:30 AM gophergiggles
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** Both Solid Snake and Liquid Snake are no exception to this, depending on ''what kind of snake'' you interpret their names as.

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** Both Solid Snake and Liquid Snake are no exception to this, depending on ''what kind of snake'' you interpret their names as. ''WebOriginal/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' did ''not'' miss this one:
--> '''AVGN:''' And his full name is "Solid Snake"? It might as well be "Erect Cock"!
29th Oct '17 9:47:20 AM gophergiggles
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** Operation "Snake Eater" ''itself'' is a rather unfortunate name to anyone who wasn't raised in a Nunnery. AffectionateParody ''WebComic/TheLastDaysOfFoxHound'', naturally, [[http://www.doctorshrugs.com/foxhound/comic.php?id=282 did not miss this one]].
29th Oct '17 9:39:48 AM gophergiggles
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* The ''UsefulNotes/NintendoWii''. Fine name in Japan, but in the US it sounds a little too similar to a certain urine-related slang. It also doesn't help that "wee wee" is a particularly childish term either.
17th Aug '17 1:08:28 PM BossKey
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* ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars'' has Magina the Anti-Mage, whose given name bears an unfortunate resemblance to a crass slang term. Apparently this was picked up on, as in the UpdatedRerelease ''[[VideoGame/Dota2 Dota 2]]'', the name is redacted and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep he's known only as Anti-Mage]].
11th Jun '17 7:54:18 AM Piterpicher
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* NightTrap has this with the group called SCAT. (Sega Control Attack Team) You should look in a dictionary to find out why the name qualifies for this trope. S.C.A.T. (Special Cybernetic Attack Team) on the NES[[note]]Originally released as "Final Mission" in Japan.[[/note]] has the same problem.

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* NightTrap ''VideoGame/NightTrap'' has this with the group called SCAT. (Sega Control Attack Team) You should look in a dictionary to find out why the name qualifies for this trope. S.C.A.T. (Special Cybernetic Attack Team) on the NES[[note]]Originally released as "Final Mission" in Japan.[[/note]] has the same problem.
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