10 Incredible Video Game Moments Created By Accident

9. Welcome To Die!!! - X-Men (Arcade)

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One of the only arcade games on this list, and also one of the funniest examples of legendary accidents in gaming.

We're no doubt all very much aware of the potential for humour in literal translations from Japanese titles into western languages, and vice-versa.

For every piece of poignant prose, there is an equal and opposite "All your base are belong to us".

This one, however, beats even the above in the incredible moment stakes.

Digitised voices were still quite novel in 1992 when the X-Men game first hit arcades, so we were all appropriately blown away by this impressive technological leap.

Imagine our collective surprise, then, when upon encountering the Master of Magnetism himself, the one and only Magneto, we're challenged to a boss fight with the immortal words "X-Men; Welcome to die!".

Oh, Erik...

This moment has become so famous that it has even been referenced in other titles like Marvel Vs Capcom 3, where the famous words are spoken to Magneto by - who else - Deadpool.

Obviously we know what he meant, either "Welcome to Island M... Time to die!" or "X-Men, welcome... Today is the day you're going to die!" etc, but honestly, it's better the way it is.

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