We get around 300,000 referrals from search engines every month, but while you won't be surprised by the most popular searches — turns out around 50,000 people find it hard to remember the address nintendolife.com — some of the bottom-ranked searches will certainly raise your eyebrows.
Here — in the spirit of our award-winning series Bizarre Emails Sent to Nintendo Life — we've collated some of the more oddball and outlandish search terms that bring people to our fair corner of the Internet. If you recognise some of your own searches in the list below, probably best to keep quiet about that.
The Big Questions
why is this forum of people less
A stunning 64 hits from this search term that links to a legendary forum thread that defines everything that's brilliant about our message board. You guys must love that topic.
Why is WiiWare so bad?
Not many people asking this question wind up here, probably because we're rather fond of WiiWare on the whole — without it we would never have had MotoHeroz, LostWinds or the BIT.TRIP games. Probably a fair question on balance, though.
The Weird Questions
Not everyone is asking the same thing, though: these are just some of the terms generating a single visitor to Nintendo Life. You'll see why.
It just works that way
hey why you're free games
The eternal question
why are blue shells in mario kart so cheap
25 words or less why you would like to become a nintendo ambassador
We'll get our crystal balls out
nintendolife what game should i get next?
Actually, one more big question
if corporations are for globalization why are games region locked?
If we only knew...
super smash bros brawl why are the people so weird
Just Plain Odd
We have no idea how these terms got their addled searchers here, but thanks for visiting all the same.
Breaking Down, Part 1
crazy twilight sparkle
You got that right
"i'm sonic" "i go fast"
We want an invite
Dead goat party
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM
music that sounds like fireworks
It's Avenging Spirit!
a gameboy game - youre a ghost and you enter people's bodies for a short period to survive
boyfriend hates zelda
They certainly are
image of sexy cartoon girls are without cloth
Surprised this isn't the top result
sony fanboys bashing on nintendo
Surely it'd just be a girl looking surprised? (Incidentally this is by far the cleanest Samus search result we have)
a girl discovering samus was a woman
All bases covered
"video games" or "videogames" or "videogame" or "video game" or "computer game" or "computer games" or nintendo or playstation or xbox or "nintendo 3ds" or wii
No thank you
analise sonic adventure 2 dreamcast