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JOIN THE NINTENDO FUN CLUB TODAY! MAC.
What it's from: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
The context: Mac looks to Doc Louis for help, but Doc only gives him unhelpful product placement.
Comments: The Nintendo Fun Club News was Nintendo's short-lived free newsletter, which put out seven bimonthly issues between the spring of 1987 and July 1988. Then Nintendo realized that people would probably pay good money for the hints and sneak peeks that they were putting in the newsletter, so it was immediately discontinued in favor of Nintendo Power magazine. And so it came to pass that the Punch-Out localization team accidentally turned one of the most uninteresting footnotes in Nintendo history into one of the most memorable NES quotes of all-time. And hey, you can still join the Nintendo Fun Club.
IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS.
What it's from: The Legend of Zelda
The context: Link walks into a cave on the game's starting screen, and hey, free sword.
Comments: There are a lot of Zelda quotes on this list and, truth be told, I probably could have done nothing but Zelda quotes if I really want to; the game is just that damn quotable. Hell, with the exception of Star Fox 64 and The Secret of Monkey Island, it just may be the most quotable game ever. This particular quote is especially great because you can use it in real life without it sounding contrived. I guarantee that every day at least one real world situation will arise that enables you to use this line. For example, let's say you're at a bar with your buddy and you're playing wingman. When your buddy comes up to you towards the end of the night and says he's going home with that hot redhead over by the door and tells you not to wait up, say the line, then hand him a condom.
Unpaid product placement: This line is used in the greatest video game movie ever made, Press Start.
WHAT A HORRIBLE NIGHT TO HAVE A CURSE.
What it's from: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
The context: Day turns to night, zombies overrun the local towns, and Simon's enemies take more hits to kill.
Comments: A lot of people hate Castlevania II, a fact which they attribute directly to the game's somewhat annoying day/night mechanic. Still, the game did introduce the basic RPG elements that would later be reintroduced and perfected in Symphony of Night, so you shouldn't hate on it too hard and personally, I never had any real problem with it. Besides, the game must have done *something* right, because aside from the confrontation between Richter and Dracula in Symphony, this is the only fucking Castlevania quote that anybody cares about.
What it's from: River City Ransom
The context: You beat the hell out of a low-level River City Ransomer until he pukes.
Comments: Sometimes things are better left to the imagination. When Ryan and Alex kick the asses of some Jocks, Home Boys, or Generic Dudes and their enemies scream "BARF!" as they fall, it's fucking hilarious. But if the game was remade for XBLA with realistic graphics and baddies that actually threw up before they passed out, it would be crass and stupid, and no one would play it. Well, maybe idiots.
THANK YOU MARIO! BUT OUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE!
What it's from: Super Mario Bros.
The context: You've make it to the castle! You've defeated Bowser! You've saved the... FUCK. Maybe she'll be in the next level.
Comments: This is one of the most tragic lines in video game history, the sad epitome of broken dreams and failed expectations. Sometimes your best just isn't good enough and the things you desire most elude you.