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S-rank?

SkyEyeSkyEye Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Games and Technology
Ace Combat, Advance Wars, and a whole bunch of other games use the term "S-rank," above "C," "B," and "A" to indicate a well done mission. Googling the term only gives examples of this, with no explanation of its meaning. Does anyone here have any idea? Is it like the Japanese version of "A+" or something?

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    ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    s for sugoi!

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    KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Zek wrote: »
    s for SUBARASHII!

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    S for Super.

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Special.

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Shit-Yeah!

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Special

    It's Special

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I always thought it was either Super or Special.
    All I know is that it's better than A.
    When I had As in school, I was happy.
    Not anymore. Little did I know there was a grade above.

    Though, in school, you don't want your grade to be "Special".

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Scarab rank.

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    anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah. I always thought it was special.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Djiem wrote: »
    I always thought it was either Super or Special.

    Alternatively, Super Special.

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    CG FaggotryCG Faggotry BristolRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Sexual.

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    lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Nah, devs ask themselves "What's the most awesome thing, ever?"

    Answer: "Locking S-foils in attack position."

    By analogy the most awesome rank is S-rank.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2009
    Grade inflation basically.

    It's not commonly used in anything but silly media like games or anime though, so *shrug*

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    FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    It actually stands for "S-92", a helicopter whose design evolved from that of the S-70 Black Hawk and Seahawk aircraft.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Sheiße, this guy's good!

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Some other game out there had what would have been the V-rank if it was abbreviated.

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    Fatal3RR0RFatal3RR0R Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    yalborap wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I always thought it was either Super or Special.

    Alternatively, Super Special.

    Super special awesome as an alternative to that.

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    AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Doesn't S stand for Sussudio?



    I was actually asking myself this same question yesterday. Weird.

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Some games go up to SSS rank though.

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    TK-42-1TK-42-1 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (S)houldn't be rewarded for this

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    EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    S is for Segata Sanshiro.

    All other replies are heathen lies.

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    Fatal3RR0RFatal3RR0R Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    S is for Segata Sanshiro.

    All other replies are heathen lies.

    Then I embrace my status as a heathen.

    Now if you'll excuse me I have some false idols to pray to.

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    DomhnallDomhnall Minty D. Vision! ScotlandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Rami wrote: »
    Some games go up to SSS rank though.

    Sexually Suggestive...Stickler...

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Rami wrote: »
    Some games go up to SSS rank though.

    Super Special Shit

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    DomhnallDomhnall Minty D. Vision! ScotlandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Damn, beat so hard.

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    ZercofZercof Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Sufferin Succotash!

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    SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    S for "Stupid", at least in the Kent household.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Grade inflation basically.

    It's not commonly used in anything but silly media like games or anime though, so *shrug*

    Grade inflation doesn't being with 'S'.

    You're stupid.

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    halkun wrote: »
    Shit-Yeah!

    You do know your sig says "Ckick here" right? :|

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    Fatal3RR0RFatal3RR0R Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    If you see a SS its a nazi conspiracy

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I swear I've played some game that had C, B, A, S, X, star, double star, and triple star ranks.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Anyone who has played DMC knows the S is for Stylish

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    emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Maybe if we figure out where the S-rank first started, we'll figure out what it means and why it caught on.

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    NastymanNastyman Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I swear I've played some game that had C, B, A, S, X, star, double star, and triple star ranks.

    One of the mario karts maybe?

    I always thought the S was for Superior

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    sabyulsabyul Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    In my elementary school we had S grade.

    A B C D F for academic grade

    (O)utstanding
    (S)atisfactory
    (U)nsatisfactory
    (N)ot good

    Those were for Participation grades in classes.

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    FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    darleysam wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Grade inflation basically.

    It's not commonly used in anything but silly media like games or anime though, so *shrug*

    Grade inflation doesn't being with 'S'.

    You're stupid.

    Grade inflation: Not "one" with the S.

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    AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Maybe if we figure out where the S-rank first started, we'll figure out what it means and why it caught on.

    I smell an adventure! Quick everyone grab your whips and fedoras!

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    Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Didn't Mario Kart GBA have E rank as the highest?

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Nastyman wrote: »
    I swear I've played some game that had C, B, A, S, X, star, double star, and triple star ranks.

    One of the mario karts maybe?

    I always thought the S was for Superior

    Same here. In a lot of school arts competitions I remember the scale was:

    Superior
    Excellent
    Good
    Fair
    Poor

    Superior were usually fairly rare and not every event used "poor" as many competitions were invitation only and they didn't exactly invite those who would perform poorly.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    It means special. srsly

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