Great games, with awful names.

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Re: Great games, with awful names.

Post by Treguard » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:27 am

Shoot-em-ups have the worst ones- Gynoug sounds like someone passing a difficult bowel movement, Axelay is a good name for a scrolling Golden Axe beat-em-up, but for a shooter?

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Re: Great games, with awful names.

Post by SpockIOM » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:11 am

For some dodgy titles you really have to look at the Japanese versions of the Castlevania games. Most of the Castlevania series (2d games at least) I think are really good but take, say, Harmony of Dissonance (weird enough, but acceptable as to me it's a musical play on words) was know in "Japan as Concerto of Midnight Sun".
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Re: Great games, with awful names.

Post by Lost Dragon » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:18 am

clarance wrote:Sonic the Hedgehog

Here's a hedgehog... eating a snail... Sonic the Hedgehog...a hedgehog -


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Not as bad as Quik-The Thunder Rabbit though.

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Re: Great games, with awful names.

Post by LAIS » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:22 am

999: 9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors - I can understand terrible grammar when it comes to bad translated dialogue. Just. But how on earth can a title like this make it onto store shelves?

Football Manager - I mean...it does what it says on the tin, but it's not exactly the most creative of titles, is it?

Bravely Default: If you saw this for sale and you had no knowledge of it, you'd just think they plucked two random words from the dictionary and put them together.

Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver - Just plain pants.

Wii U - Not a game, but it's just generally a terrible name for a console. One of the worst ever.

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Re: Great games, with awful names.

Post by Mentski » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:44 am

Nobody remembers Fat Worm Blows a Sparky?

Really impressive "filled" vector graphics for a Speccy.
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Re: Great games, with awful names.

Post by goldenone » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:00 am

Mentski wrote:Nobody remembers Fat Worm Blows a Sparky?

Really impressive "filled" vector graphics for a Speccy.
I remember it :D

2 other Speccy titles that spring to mind are Wriggler & Pssssttt

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Re: Great games, with awful names.

Post by Lost Dragon » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:00 am

Team 17's Pussies Galore was canned was'nt it?.

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