The Glyphs In What Video Game Are Directly Translatable to English?
Answer: The Legend of Zelda
As far as game Easter eggs go, the ability to translate the Hylian glyphs in the Legend of Zelda game series is buried rather deep. The earliest games in the series had no glyphs at all, but by the time the Super Nintendo-era releases appeared, there were faint references to encrypted and difficult to read glyphs that were non-translatable, and then finally, starting in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the game developers introduced an actual written text to serve as the Hylian alphabet.
The first incarnation was very loosely and primitively based on the Japanese alphabet—this version only appeared in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. The second version was an expansion of the first and continued the tradition of using the Japanese alphabet—it appeared in The Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, The Minish Cap, and Phantom Hourglass. Finally, the third version was introduced in Twilight Princess and featured a Latin-base and direct glyph to English-letter translation. The image seen here, the entrance to the Temple of Time in Twilight Princess, is inscribed simply with “Time Door”.
For players with the patience to closely examine all the signs, carvings, and in-game writings, little in-game jokes and references can be found—for example, the signboards which appear to be covered with an important message simply say “Sign Board of Hyrule”.
More Trivia Questions
Motorola Derived Its Name From What?
The Invention Of Which Of These Things Was Critical To The Rapid Adoption Of The Telephone?
Which Game Console Was The First To Feature Built-In Ethernet?
What Will Outnumber People By 2019?
Volkswagen Sells More Of What Thing Than They Sell Cars?
The Probability of Death Is Measured In What Units?
The Only Mammal With Scales Is The?
What Was The First TV Show To Use Computer Generated Models?
One Of The Hills Of Rome Is Composed Almost Entirely Of What?
The Only Bird Species Known To Prey On Humans Is The?