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The Most Unforgettable Video Game Quotes Of All Time

Updated October 2, 2019 15.4k votes 1.7k voters 33.5k views40 items

List RulesVote 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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    791
    131

    Finish Him!

    Mortal Kombat

  • 2
    638
    117

    It's-a Me, Mario!

    Super Mario 64

  • 3
    673
    177

    It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This.

    The Legend of Zelda

  • 4
    350
    71

    Get Over Here!

  • 5
    601
    184

    You Have Died Of Dysentery.

    Oregon Trail

  • 6
    560
    177

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

    Super Mario Bros

  • 7
    486
    221

    Hey Listen!

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  • 8
    449
    207

    Do A Barrel Roll!

  • 9
    400
    181

    He's On Fire!

    NBA Jam

  • 10
    425
    210

    The Cake Is A Lie

    Portal

  • 11
    316
    160

    Snake? Snake!? Snaaaake!!

    Metal Gear Solid

  • 12
    361
    199

    All Your Base Are Belong To Us

    Zero Wing

  • 13
    278
    192

    All you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ!

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

  • 14
    199
    193

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

    Super Mario 3

  • 15
    177
    200

    I am Error

    Legend of Zelda 2

  • 16
    174
    205

    Prepare To Qualify.

    Pole Position

  • 17
    94
    110

    What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets

  • 18
    173
    213

    How High Can You Get?

    Donkey Kong

  • 19
    81
    94

    I Need A Weapon.

  • 20
    137
    173

    The President Has Been Kidnapped By Ninjas.

    Bad Dudes

  • 21
    132
    168

    Victims Were Apparently Eaten.

    Resident Evil 1

  • 22
    120
    152

    Job's Done

    Warcraft III

  • 23
    120
    155

    Stop Poking Me.

    WarCraft: Orcs & Humans

  • 24
    134
    175

    You And Your Friends Are Dead. Game Over.

    Friday The 13th 

  • 25
    132
    173

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

    Glass Joe In Mike Tyson's Punch Out