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hybrid
09-25-11, 10:01 PM
i have 3 video games which were printed and packaged with another game or a DVD in one case

sense i can't post links i'll just tell you which ones i got

i have a Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 Greatest hits which has Action Bass on it for ps1

Midway's Arcade Greatest hits vol 1 which has Marvel Vs Capcom 2 for dreamcast

and a really weird one Power Drome with Good Times Season 5 Disc 1 for ps2

anyone know of any others?

Boba Fett
09-25-11, 11:27 PM
http://www.lowbird.com/data/images/2009/10/arstechnica-super-cool-story-bro.png

kgrogers1979
09-25-11, 11:35 PM
You created an account just to post this? Seriously?

Liver&Onions
09-25-11, 11:41 PM
For all we know he's a legit member guys...let's not force him out until he makes it truly a spam post.


In the meantime - I liked this game error.

http://www.freewebs.com/psychogorillagames/powcongrat.png

Matt
09-25-11, 11:49 PM
http://i.imgur.com/c8wgp.jpg

kgrogers1979
09-25-11, 11:51 PM
The NES was particularly full of Japanese translated errors. The ending of Double Dragon for instance calls the two protagonists Bimmy and Jimmy.

Then there is also this infamous error from Zelda 2.

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/1048/zeldaerror.gif

dom56
09-26-11, 12:45 AM
Someone screwed up on Metal Gear for NES. :lol:

http://ui17.gamespot.com/720/ifeelasleep.jpg

JasonF
09-26-11, 12:51 AM
Someone set us up the bomb!

Does Daikatana count as an error?

hybrid
09-26-11, 01:59 AM
The NES was particularly full of Japanese translated errors. The ending of Double Dragon for instance calls the two protagonists Bimmy and Jimmy.

Then there is also this infamous error from Zelda 2.



translation errors are funny but it was the intro to double dragon 3 with the bimmy lee typo you can use a game genie code to fix it
GKEPZUIK

zelda II contains Error not an error. Error is his name nothing more

anyone have an idea how manufacturing errors like the ones i listed could happen? especially the ps2 one i'm confused how anyone could mixup a dual layer DVD with a ps2 DVD

kgrogers1979
09-26-11, 06:09 AM
zelda II contains Error not an error. Error is his name nothing more


I have heard that rumor before, but never seen it confirmed. Someone would actually have to look in the game's code to see if Error was his intended name. It seems very unlikely and would have to be a huge coincidence if it was never an actual error.


anyone have an idea how manufacturing errors like the ones i listed could happen? especially the ps2 one i'm confused how anyone could mixup a dual layer DVD with a ps2 DVD

Several ways actually. Most of these things are cross-manufactured on assembly lines. It is more than possible than an assembly line worker just put the wrong thing into the wrong product. That happens a lot. Also, someone could have bought it and switched it, then repackaged it and returned it for a refund, then the store just puts it back out for sale again. Kids in particular think that is a funny thing to do.

dugan
09-26-11, 09:41 AM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoodBadBugs

And regarding the Zelda 2 character, screenshots taken from the Japanese version should be enough to settle it. Funny how no-one ever posts them.

Groucho
09-26-11, 09:52 AM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2488/eternaldarkness.png

kgrogers1979
09-26-11, 10:18 AM
And regarding the Zelda 2 character, screenshots taken from the Japanese version should be enough to settle it. Funny how no-one ever posts them.


I have never seen the Japanese version, but I did a google image search and found this:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9871/errorjapanese.png

How does that settle anything? I still don't know what it says. Even if it does say "I am Error" in Japanese, maybe the bug exists in both versions and Nintendo was just too lazy to fix it when porting it over to the US.

dugan
09-26-11, 11:46 AM
I can determine this: it definitely doesn't say "I am Errol" (as some websites insist). It says ERAA, which is almost certainly meant to be a transliteration of "Error".

SunMonkey
09-26-11, 11:48 AM
Here is what Google translates "I am error" to with the red part meaning error.

私はエラーです。

kgrogers1979
09-26-11, 12:25 PM
Here is what Google translates "I am error" to with the red part meaning error.

私はエラーです。

That is interesting because the red part matches with the pic I posted, but the rest of it does not.

dugan
09-26-11, 12:58 PM
The rest says "My name is Error." Not "I am Error."

Breakfast with Girls
09-26-11, 05:04 PM
俺の名はエラー。ゲッ・・・

(tough guy voice) "My name is Error. Ugh..."

It's written differently in the screenshot because this is a non-Japanese character speaking (and it's a game for kids).

Breakfast with Girls
09-26-11, 05:34 PM
I was talking to a friend of mine and he mentioned Error's friend Bug (バグ). :)

<img src="http://www.kasuto.net/image/zelda2/z2towns_saria5.gif" />

hybrid
09-26-11, 07:14 PM
Several ways actually. Most of these things are cross-manufactured on assembly lines. It is more than possible than an assembly line worker just put the wrong thing into the wrong product. That happens a lot. Also, someone could have bought it and switched it, then repackaged it and returned it for a refund, then the store just puts it back out for sale again. Kids in particular think that is a funny thing to do.

i've heard of packing errors where the wrong item is inside a case
if i could post images i would be able to show you that its not the case

Liver&Onions
09-26-11, 07:27 PM
I sure hope you didn't just spam a forum you're involved in...because that would make my defending of your first post moot.

hybrid
09-26-11, 07:38 PM
not intentional spam my apologies.
but not even being able to post images or links until 30 posts seems a little bit aggressive
and pictures speak louder than words

Liver&Onions
09-26-11, 07:42 PM
not intentional spam my apologies.
but not even being able to post images or links until 30 posts seems a little bit aggressive
and pictures speak louder than words

Spammers are aggressive, this prevents a lot of work for mods/admins. 30 posts usually indicates someone who wants to become involved in the forum, which is nice.

hybrid
09-26-11, 07:52 PM
ahh understood
maybe someone here can help me confirm the letter codes on the back of a Good Times Season 5 Disc 1
the codes i have on my "Power Drome" Disc is
DVDL-241670A1 2
DVDL-241610B1 1

Rob V
09-26-11, 07:58 PM
This thread went from intriguing to shitty in a heartbeat.

hybrid
09-26-11, 08:09 PM
well Rob sorry you feel that way. sorry I alienated you with my faux pas.

back on topic i'm really surprised no one mentioned
"all your base are belong to us" from Zero Wing

MoviePage
09-26-11, 09:48 PM
Am I the only one who remembers that another character later in the game mentions Error, as in "Look for my friend Error in Whatevertown and give him this item"? I always thought it was just a bit of a joke, because you're lead to believe his name is an actual error the first time you see him, but then you find out later on that his name really is Error and it's a clever little "ah-ha!" moment. Then again, I suppose that second mention could also be a real error. The mind boggles!

JasonF
09-27-11, 12:53 AM
back on topic i'm really surprised no one mentioned
"all your base are belong to us" from Zero Wing

Someone set us up the bomb!

Hello? Is this thing on?

mattysemo247
09-27-11, 09:06 AM
I'm more curious on why so much time passed before this thread was started! The OP is talking about Dreamcast and PS1/PS2 games! But I actually did buy a game before with no disc. NBA 2Ksomething for the Dreamcast. I was pretty sure KMart was going to call the cops on me when I tried to return it.

Rob V
09-27-11, 09:37 AM
^^ That happened to me as well -- at Babbages back in the day. The cashier was like "oh, sorry" and went and got the disc out of a drawer. That's when I knew the rumors of the tools working there were indeed opening the games, playing them and then re-wrapping them as new.

hybrid
09-27-11, 05:47 PM
I'm more curious on why so much time passed before this thread was started! The OP is talking about Dreamcast and PS1/PS2 games! But I actually did buy a game before with no disc. NBA 2Ksomething for the Dreamcast. I was pretty sure KMart was going to call the cops on me when I tried to return it.

you know this type of things happen all the time. more recently with
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare where a blank Philips DVD was mispacked into the cases one person went to return it and got accused of stealing it.

PopcornTreeCt
09-27-11, 06:39 PM
All your base belong to us

JasonF
09-27-11, 07:09 PM
All your base belong to us

Meme fail! It's "All your base are belong to us."

Groucho
09-27-11, 07:25 PM
you know this type of things happen all the time. more recently with
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare where a blank Philips DVD was mispacked into the cases one person went to return it and got accused of stealing it.Yeah yeah. That happens to me all the time. You'd be surprised!