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.
It's-a Me, Mario!
Super Mario 64
It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This.
The Legend of Zelda
Get Over Here!
You Have Died Of Dysentery.
Thank You Mario! But Our Princess Is In Another Castle!
Super Mario Bros
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Do A Barrel Roll!
He's On Fire!
The Cake Is A Lie
Snake? Snake!? Snaaaake!!
Metal Gear Solid
All Your Base Are Belong To Us
All you had to do was follow the damn train, CJ!
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Hello! You Found My Shop Of Strange And Wonderful Things!
Super Mario 3
I am Error
Legend of Zelda 2
Prepare To Qualify.
What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets
How High Can You Get?
I Need A Weapon.
The President Has Been Kidnapped By Ninjas.
Victims Were Apparently Eaten.
Resident Evil 1
Stop Poking Me.
WarCraft: Orcs & Humans
You And Your Friends Are Dead. Game Over.
Friday The 13th
Do I Have Time To Take A Nap Before The Fight?
Glass Joe In Mike Tyson's Punch Out