“Jill gave Isaac a nice surprise! Isaac got a Hard Nut!”
~ Golden Sun
This shameless innuendo is actually one of the NPCs giving the protagonist an item which raises the defence stat. Slightly disturbing is the fact Isaac is 17, whereas Jill is presumably a child.
“Thank you, Mario! But our Princess is in another castle!”
~ Toad, Super Mario Bros.
Possibly one of the most well-known of video game quotes, it became over-used by the time you reached the end of the game. Rather than just tell you where she was, thereby saving you a lot of trouble, Toad decided to just tell you where the Princess wasn’t. It wasn’t as if he was protecting her whereabouts or anything– she had already been captured– so why the deception? Toad is an inept servant of Princess Peach, obviously, as he has prevented to stop her capture countless times.
“The truth will always find a way to make itself known. The only thing we can do is to fight with the knowledge we hold and everything we have. Erasing the paradoxes one by one… It’s never easy… We claw and scratch for every inch. But we will always eventually reach that one single truth. This I promise you.”
~ Miles Edgeworth, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All
Not only is Miles accurately describing the process of the game’s simplified Judicial system here, he is also giving some wonderful advice for life about dealing with lies and deception.
“Men that are trapped by the chains of “maybe” can never reach their dreams!”
~ Godot, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Another nugget of wisdom from the Ace Attorney series, this time encouraging us to follow our dreams by shaking off doubt and indecision. If we allow hesitation to hold us back, we’ll never achieve anything. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
“The world ends with you. If you want to enjoy life, expand your world. You gotta push your horizons out as far as they’ll go.”
~ Sanae Hanekoma, The World Ends With You
The title of the game is finally explained, as Sanae highlights that we all make our own destiny, and should not rely on some great divine providence to make our life more fruitful.
“I am the great mighty poo, and I’m going to throw my shit at you.”
~ The Great Mighty Poo, Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Yes, this is an actual quote from one of the few 18 Certificate Nintendo 64 titles. Yes a giant poo is a boss, and you have to defeat him using a toilet roll. And yes, this the same innocent little Conker that made his appearance in Diddy Kong Racing. What happened to sour Conker so? We may never know.
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