Somewhere on Fullerton

To this day, I'm amazed that Nintendo approved and adopted the names that North American localizers conceived for the Koopalings.

Larry Koopa (named after Larry Mullen Jr.)
Morton Koopa Jr. (Morton Downey Jr.)
Wendy O. Koopa (Wendy O. Williams)
Iggy Koopa (Iggy Pop)
Roy Koopa (Roy Orbison)
Lemmy Koopa (Lemmy Kilmister)
Ludwig von Koopa (Ludwig von Beethoven)

References to The Plasmatics and Motörhead are the last thing I would expect from Nintendo (even circa 1990) – and in a Mario game, no less!

Said names would never fly today. Bowser's eighth child? Bowser Jr.

GG Koopa – heh. Ol' Dirty Koopa.

Bowser and Peach Plus 8 – haaaaa…


I wonder what deaf people think of Lady Gaga.


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3 Comments

  1. Horhay 02 Jul 10 at 09:37

    Does the ability to hear soften the blow?

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  2. Aaron 02 Jul 10 at 12:31

    Peach be all like, "Hey, Dirty, Koopa I got your money, don't you worry."

    Reply

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