Bootleg Vietnamese Pokemon Brings the Volcano Bakemeat

| 21 Mar 2011 16:11

This horribly-translated Pokemon bootleg makes "All Your Base" look downright intelligible.

When you get down to it, there's no question that translation is a tricky business at the best of times, particularly when going between languages that have nothing to do with each other - English and French might have some similarities, but English and Japanese? Not a chance.

Shoddy translation gives us such gems as Zero Wing's immortal "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" and Star War: Episode III: The Backstroke of the West. It also gives us the video you see here to the right - supposedly, a bootleg version of Pokemon Crystal hailing from Vietnam.

While there's no way to tell if this actually came from Vietnam or not, it's certainly Pokemon Crystal, and it's certainly a bootleg. The translation, to put it mildly, is somewhat lacking - it calls the titular Pokemon "Elf" and just goes downhill from there.

It's also way funnier than it perhaps ought to be, especially when you spend half the time trying to figure our what they're actually trying to say.

I still don't know what "Volcano Bakemeat" is, but damned if I don't want to find out. Anyone have their (actual) copy of Pokemon Crystal on them?

Edit: According to forumgoer Moontouched-Moogle's copy of Pokemon Crystal, "Volcano Bakemeat" is meant to be "Cinnabar Volcano Burger." That's much less entertaining.

(Via G4TV)

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