it seems funny looking back at some of the odd choices made by companies to change certain parts of games for localization. like how Street Fighter II characters had names changed. the boxer is supposed to be M.Bison, its a clever jib at Mike Tyson. and the "Spanish" guy is supposed to be Balrog, a spanish name. and "Vega" just sounds like an evil overlord name. we will never know why they thought an American Boxer should have a Spanish name, and a Badass boss would name himself after the Dumbest Animal on earth. who knows. and CONTRA. so they wanted to avoid a connection to the Iran-Contra affair, sure. ok so lets rename the NES to Operation C, and Gameboy Super C. okay, so were supposed to pretend the first game never existed. as if a game about 2 Guys shooting and killing hordes of enemies would offend somebody...BECAUSE OF THE TITLE! LOL. but then just one year later they went right back to the old Naming system with Contra III. i guess they realized that renaming a game based purely on an insignificant event that nobody cares about or remembers is just silly. and the Europeans went even further, renaming it Probotector. or sometimes Gryzor, and changing all characters to ROBOTS. but again a few years later they reverted back to Contra. and now the latest installment is "Hard Corps: Uprising". what? no Contra anymore? the most famous is Super Mario 2. Japan had a completely different game, they just Re-Did Super Mario with different levels design. but some reason the american executives thought Super Mario 2 wasen't good enough, so they just hacked a completely unrelated Famicom Disk System game with Super Mario Sprites. then later they decided they wanted to release it, so now SMB 2J is forever called "The Lost Levels". Rare ware games are even more confusing. instead of releasing Diddy Kong Racing on GBA, they released Banjo Racing instead. but then on DS they released Diddy Kong Racing, but missing all the good characters. and there even was a Beta version of Donkey Kong Racing GBA leaked on the internet, Exactly the same as Banjo Pilot, but Donkey Kong Characters included. And then they also changed Donkey kong Coconut crackers, to, "its Mr.Pants". and Dinosaur Planet got released as StarFox Adventures and Resident Evil, was originally called Biohazard in japan. what the heck is wrong with BIOHAZARD! i think Biohazard is a perfectly fine name for a game. and why is Megaman a better name than Rockman? i always liked the name "Rockman". his sister is "Roll", as in "Rock and Roll". get it? but just to be confusing they changed the characters Forte to Bass and Gospel to Trebel ummm... ok, so NOW you want the music theme? and in F-ZERO Maximum Velocity, the vehicles: Dirty Joker and Crazy Horse, were renamed to Sly Joker, and Wind Walker. But the most confusing Localization of all is Advance Wars 1+2. it seems Japan got the game after Americans did. its confusing NOT in the fact that they got both games on 1 cartridge and USA dident. NOT that it was renamed Gameboy Wars Advance 1+2. No, the weird thing about Advance Wars Japan is the amount of Unnecessary changes they made to it. first they decided "Nell needs to show more skin". so now Nell sports a sexy sleeveless Stewardess outfit. -Andy is now Ryo... -Sami is now Domino... -Olaf is Santa Claus... -Kanbei now has quite an elaborate Samurai getup... -Grit is Daisuke Jigen from Lupin the 3rd... -Drake lost the title of Captain and is now just a lowly Japanese Fisherman..... -Sonja has Glasses.... every other aspect of the game is exactly the same. no idea why they wanted to change the characters so much.