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Zero Wing was a mildly successful Shoot 'em Up video game developed in 1989 by Toaplan. 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." The game is also notable for being the Trope Namer on the wiki for five separate tropesnote  (the ones that are in bold in the above Translation Train Wreck excerpt).

Some uses of Intentional Engrish for Funny will follow the form used in this game.

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


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All Your Base Are Belong To Us

The infamous opening from Zero Wing, which became a meme in early 2000s due to the poor english translation that was considered to be so bad it's good.

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