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Help: "_____ Get!"

lodgerlodger Humble NarratorRegistered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
Confession time. I started playing games on an Atari 2600 near its first release. But then mine became a Sega household. SMS, Genesis, SegaCD, Saturn, etc. So I've missed out on a lot of the references from the other side of the gaming world. I've picked up the bits about spoony bards and Dodongo's attitude toward smoke, but there's one bothering me lately.

What the hell is "(item) Get!" a reference to?

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    AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Megaman?

    I think.

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    BonesNYCBonesNYC Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Mario Sunshine (in Japan)

    Getting the star at the end of each level resulted in "Shine Get!"

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    BonesNYC wrote: »
    Mario Sunshine (in Japan)

    Getting the star at the end of each level resulted in "Shine Get!"

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's a reference to Super Mario Sunshine. In the japanese version, when you got a shine, star, whatever, it would display the words, "Shine Get!."

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    BonesNYC wrote: »
    Mario Sunshine (in Japan)

    Getting the star at the end of each level resulted in "Shine Get!"

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Megaman 2 as well.

    MEGAMAN

    GET EQUIPPED WITH

    XXX XXX

    But yeah, it's just some good ole fashioned Engrish.

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    mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    In the original Dead or Alive for the Playstation, after clearing storymode with a character you'd read "NEW COSTUME GET!"

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    but that wasn't what the meme was from, xob.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    but that wasn't what the meme was from, xob.

    I know. :P

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    A few games over time, mostly japanese, would have this phrase, but the game that truly popularized it, which in turn became the meme, was Super Mario Sunshine (see image above).

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yup. I remember a Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble ripoff called Puzzle de Pon in my local bowling alley in the mid to late 90s that, inexplicably, would award you zodiac signs as you proceeded. "Aries get!" Became a running joke with my friends in college.

    So yeah, I think it's a common Engrish mistake popularized by the Japanese version of Mario Sunshine.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The Japanese version of Super Mario Galaxy has the same engrish and says STAR GET! when you get a star.

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The funny part is that as I'm learning Japanese (in my 2nd year), it isn't that hard to see why someone would have done this. They just looked up the English word, and put it in the Japanese sentence structure. You leave off the subject, because it is obvious, and then you put the verb as the very last part of the sentence. IE (completely bastardized romanji): Mario wa shine ga get.

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    Ragnar DragonfyreRagnar Dragonfyre Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Athenor wrote: »
    The funny part is that as I'm learning Japanese (in my 2nd year), it isn't that hard to see why someone would have done this. They just looked up the English word, and put it in the Japanese sentence structure. You leave off the subject, because it is obvious, and then you put the verb as the very last part of the sentence. IE (completely bastardized romanji): Mario wa shine ga get.

    Arigato obvious tai-cho.

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I thought it was just common japanese engrish that everyone has accepted or laughed at.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    FISH ON!

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's a Japanese thing. Verbs go at the end of a sentence there, so it's grammatically correct Japanese, just with English words. "______ get" is kind of a proper gaming idiom there.

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    LordOfMeepLordOfMeep Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    FISH ON!

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    GOAT IN!

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
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    InzignaInzigna Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    What in the world is that, it looks fascinating.

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    ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's moontube.

    Also known as niconico douga.

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Imagine Youtube, only the moronic comments scroll across the video.

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Inzigna wrote: »
    What in the world is that, it looks fascinating.

    The screencap is from NicoNico Douga. It's a Japanese Youtube of sorts, but has it's own culture. You must have an account to view, and I think uploads are all pay. They also make it intentionally difficult for non-Japanese speakers to get an account. Basically the comment system work by pausing the video, and making a comment at that mark. The comment then scrolls across the screen. (You can turn that off with the "comment" button" in the lower left hand corner that looks like a baby chick)

    The whole system is a self-feeding circle-jerk of epic proportions.

    The video here is of a girl and her boyfriend, dancing to a hard rock remix "Princess Bride!" a song by KOTOKO. (Sometimes named OTOKO ("man" in Japanese) because KOTOKO isn't exactly the most attractive Japanese girl in the world.) It all started when someone took A LOT of video of the characters from IDOLM@ASTER dancing and pasted their movements into a new dance. People started dancing the dance, remixing the music, and the result is what you see here.

    The masks are to protect their identities.

    There is a way to "sneak out" a video without an account with a script. You can see the video here

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    Triple BTriple B Bastard of the North MARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I first saw the "____ Get!" thing in some Metal Gear Solid online thing they did a while back. Someone would get a Kerotan, and it would say "Kerotan First Get!"

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    FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Meme Get!

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    Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    I've always been rather fond of "GOAT IN!"

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    DyvionDyvion Back in Sunny Florida!!Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    When I lived in Okinawa there were several Arcades (yes, with a capital A) on the way to the Jusco (think american mall, with lowercase A/m). On the side of one of them was a massive Sonic the Hedgehog with a whole paragraph of Engrish. I kick myself for not taking a picture of that whole paragraph... it was epic.

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    Monolithic_DomeMonolithic_Dome Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Fall Out!

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    Shady3011Shady3011 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The only MegaMan game to have that horrid line is X8. After it showed all three characters' ability from the boss weapon, it would show them all posed together and say, "Weapon Get".

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