The Ten Most Iconic Gaming Quotes of All Time

Quotes; we all drop them, with varying degrees of accuracy and relevance. I, for one, favor a quick “Hold onto your butts” while trying to fix a computer, and I’m extremely saddened that no one around me has ever picked up on it. In the gaming world, however, a well-placed quote rarely goes unnoticed. If you want to talk the talk with your gamer brethren, the following ten lines are absolute essentials. Learn them. Love them. Try not to use them too much lest you become annoying.

“He’s on fire!” – NBA Jam

Remember that time when sports games lacked commentary? NBA Jam dragged that era out behind the shed and brained it with a shovel. No one’s come anywhere close to touching it ever since. Canned Madden quotes can’t touch the pure majesty of the announcement that you’ve sunk three consecutive shots and are about to start shooting straight-up fireballs. Boomshakalaka indeed.

Useful for: Describing the work of a quality wingman; announcing your ability to consistently toss crumpled up paper into a nearby trash can.

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  • klarax

    you forgot “Whoopsie” – mortal kombat

  • Kevin Norris

    I got to be honest with the Bioshock one, I was pretty pissed off when I accidentally found out from Reddit that ***** was ****… that actually might be too much info there, in fact. But it’s been a while since the game came out and frankly I knew more about the ep of the Walking Dead I missed within four hours… But still, an excellent list.

  • Kevin Norris

    Also: “It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this.”

  • Johnny Rider

    I’d say that was more well known than half of this list tbh.

  • YachtCaptainColby

    Wasn’t it “toasty?” I considered that one.

  • David Chase Hawisher

    I think it’s “all your base are belong to us.” Not “bases.”

  • Ogly

    “Stay a while, and listen!”
    That one still brings a nostalgic tear to my eye.

    Also, “You must construct additional pylons”

  • john

    more dots

  • Fabricio Az Reis

    there are better quotes. But…. it’s a secret to everybody…

  • CCM

    Leroy Jenkins!

  • TheNeoAnthony

    what about: “It’s dangerous to go alone, take this!” -The Legend of Zelda

  • Shiplow

    C-c-c-c-Combo Breaker ?

  • John Trollsteum

    “FUS RO DAH”

  • Beast

    What about “Hey, listen!!!” From Zelda?

  • Oddjob86

    “Hell, it’s about time.” I’m sure most people remember that one 😛

  • Bigall

    They forgot some : “The cake is a lie” “It’s dangerous to go outside alone. Take this.” and “It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble-gum! And I’m all out of bubble-gum!”

  • pelipar

    did you skip past number 8?

  • JDizzle

    “Your sound card is working perfectly”

  • garryowen1347

    “wizard needs food badly”

  • Guido

    Instead of the Grue thing I’d go with “get lamp” (yeah, I know it’s not technically a quote) why? because besides being the alternative of “take lantern” that most experienced or lazy players would use, taking a lantern was one of the first things that you would do in many text adventure games (interactive fiction)

    Also I think “Round 1. Fight” from SF2 is more a more known phrase than “Finish Him!”