Video Game / Zero Wing

Zero Wing is a shooter video game developed in 1989 by Toaplan, and was mildly successful. Compared to the rest of the genre, it is fairly simple and mundane; there is nothing in particular that makes it the least bit memorable.

With the exception of the Translation Train Wreck that is its opening cutscene.

The poor translations gave way to Memetic Mutation due to how funny they are, most notably the All Your Base Are Belong to Us quote, which was supposed to mean "All of your bases are now under our control."

Not to be confused with Wing Zero, or the game Giga Wing.

This game is the trope namer for:

This game provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Bishōnen: The main bad guy in the PC Engine version has some long hair.
  • Multiple Endings: Japanese Sega Genesis version has a whopper 35 endings, most of them featuring CATS fun talking to player and eventually telling a cheat code.
  • Sole Survivor: Zig is of carrier ship, is destroyed after introduction of famous, for great sadness.
  • Space Navy: CATS is in command of one, and there are also Zig houses, which only Zig can survive.