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The Most Unforgettable Video Game Quotes Of All Time 

Cynthia Griffith
Updated October 2, 2019 9k votes 1.2k voters 26.4k views 40 items

List Rules Vote up the catchphrases from old school video games that are forever seared into your memory.

Classic video game catchphrases exemplify an integral yet often overlooked aspect of many video games: dialogue. Though new items and finishing combos usually attracted most of your attention, your favorite old-school video game catchphrase always interrupted whatever level you found yourself on to insert a bit of flair to the experience. Like your favorite comic characters' own catchphrases, older video game catchphrases now exist in pop culture on their own outside of the context of their original medium. If you heard one now, you would find yourself thrust back into past quests and challenges as if you'd played yesterday. What was your favorite classic video game catchphrase?

The best classic video game catchphrases instantly catch your attention while also revealing aspects of a character's personality or skills. Such phrases also made them more relatable by providing them a way to interact without involving shooting lasers, fireballs, and/or jump shots. Some of these characters were hungry, like the president in Bad Dudes. Others were full, like Toejam who often walked around planet Funkotron letting everyone know he was stuffed. Vote up your favorite classic catchphrases from video games, and be sure that your voice can be heard too.

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Finish Him!

Mortal Kombat

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It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This.

The Legend of Zelda

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DavaArvarabi added It's-a Me, Mario!

Super Mario 64

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Thank You Mario! But Our Princess Is In Another Castle!

Super Mario Bros

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You Have Died Of Dysentery.

Oregon Trail

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Hey Listen!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Do A Barrel Roll!
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The Cake Is A Lie


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All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Zero Wing

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DavaArvarabi added Snake? Snake!? Snaaaake!!

Metal Gear Solid

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He's On Fire!


Get Over Here! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable Video Game Quotes Of All Time
ethanjwainwright added Get Over Here!
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DavaArvarabi added All you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ!

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

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DavaArvarabi added I am Error

Legend of Zelda 2

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How High Can You Get?

Donkey Kong

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Hello! You Found My Shop Of Strange And Wonderful Things!

Super Mario 3

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The Last Metroid Is In Captivity. The Galaxy Is At Peace.

Super Metroid

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You And Your Friends Are Dead. Game Over.

Friday The 13th 

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Prepare To Qualify.

Pole Position

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Do I Have Time To Take A Nap Before The Fight?

Glass Joe In Mike Tyson's Punch Out

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The President Has Been Kidnapped By Ninjas.

Bad Dudes

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Victims Were Apparently Eaten.

Resident Evil 1

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nicolas.dasilva added What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets
You spoony bard! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable Video Game Quotes Of All Time
Andy Macks II added You spoony bard!

Final Fantasy II (US)

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Stop Poking Me.

WarCraft: Orcs & Humans