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Song Parodies -> "Save Yourself (Nintendo Games)"

Original Song Title:

"Lose Yourself"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Save Yourself (Nintendo Games)"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

If you have, like, one shot, one game by Nintendo,
Does that make you a zealot or just plain thick?

Kid's palms are sweaty, knees weak, joypad heavy,
His GameCube's having errors already, play's unsteady,
On the surface, it looks purple, ready
To sell loads, but Nintendo's forgetting
Its sales have gone down, they're losing this bout
Because of all those sequels that they are churning out,
They're a joke and, hey, what are they smoking now?
Microsoft and Sony outsold them, and how!
They've lost rather nastily, so
They'll bounce back, will they? No,
They've got Sega in tow,
And old characters, yo,
Still got mad old Spyro,
And that sad Mario,
Virtual reality, oh,
That sucked badly, we know,
Is Yamauchi on dope
Just like Miyamoto?
They go back to their Pokémon
That's when it's back to the marketing, yo
This whole targeting,
Better sell to some gamers and not just small children,

Save yourself in the gaming
Make some consoles that don't suck
And you'll make yourself some bucks,
Because it's a great shame,
Good games are not hard to make,
Nintendo make it look hard with what they create,

Sega gave them Sonic, (Translators, learn some phonics),
Playing VirtualBoys made me catatonic,
Like Electronic Arts, they make awful games,
And Mother N thinks that with more of the same
They can keep the market pretty much tamed,
But Ninty don't realise that it's oh so lame,
Like these abbreviations of The Big N's name,
Their GBA's fame, it never came,
None at all could make games more appalling,
You must admit, Pikmin is less than enthralling,
Sales of this trash just keeps on falling,
And gamers ain't gonna pretend it ain't boring,
They moved on to the next gen', not N
Who still hears the yen calling,
And makes more rubbish like Poké Pinballing,
Sees London malls and begins to win
More stupid fans bawling for some free bad games,
(Da da dum da dum da da)

Save yourself in the gaming
Make some consoles that don't suck
And you'll make yourself some bucks,
Because it's a great shame,
Good games are not hard to make,
Nintendo make it look hard with what they create,

Save yourself in the gaming
Make some consoles that don't suck
And you'll make yourself some bucks,
Because it's a great shame,
Good games are not hard to make,
Nintendo make it look hard with what they create,

No more games, unless you change, you're so strange,
Save the unlucky reviewers from your stupid games,
I was playing in the beginning, but they never changed,
They were childish, and three is not my mental age,
But you kept writing and hyping up new tripe
While the hackers kept trying to decipher
All the codes inside, pacified all the kids
That can't get by without their gaming life
And Nintendo provides the same type of tripe for the tykes, you see,
Look at these goddamn platformers with cartoon-like snipers,
And it's no movie, camera angles aren't right, this is plain s***e
(Obvious rhyme, wasn't hard, the next line's a bit harder)
Guys forgetting to sleep, forgetting to eat, plus,
They're collapsing, caught up between trying to break the record for gaming, they're captured,
You can blame it on the games, but hey, it happens,
Though the games are crappy,
I'll stay in and watch that Lan-Jam a lot,
It's gotten me to the point, their reviews are stale,
But I still stay and watch, presenter may be shot,
She screams the games are "wicked", but no way, they're not,
Games, I love them, but this show's like Nintendo,
I like originality that they ain't got,
They're going down, I hope they rot,
But hey, so what, there are places for you, Ninty, where I'm not.

Save yourself in the gaming
Make some consoles that don't suck
And you'll make yourself some bucks,
Because it's a great shame,
Good games are not hard to make,
Nintendo make it look hard with what they create,

Save yourself in the gaming
Make some consoles that don't suck
And you'll make yourself some bucks,
Because it's a great shame,
Good games are not hard to make,
Nintendo make it look hard with what they create,

Don't buy Nintendo games, man.

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Sybil - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
That was absolute piss! Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Syncronos - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey...good parody...NOT! I can understand though why you hate Nintendo, though. You need to have opposable thumbs and an IQ higher that a jar of mayonaisse to turn it on...oh well...there's always X-Crock...
some1 - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
it wuz kinda ok
Syncronos - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Nah, for real. Good pardoy and all, but the pacing needs work. Eminem is notorious for messing up people's pacing. Also, QUIT BASHING NINTENDO!!! OK...I'm done.
John Harvey - March 10, 2003 - Report this comment
Sorry man, your pacing was way off. Rap is hard to parody and Eminem manages to stick three ten-sylable rhyming in one line. So it's understandable that you had some trouble with this parody. I know I did.
beemoh - March 11, 2003 - Report this comment
Wow, what an incredibly childish parody. Besides, it's not like the Sony consoles had no sequels... :D
ladudette - March 12, 2003 - Report this comment
dum dum dum dum dum (to the tune of the tums commercials)
USUCK - April 23, 2003 - Report this comment
GCN Forever
The Punster - May 13, 2003 - Report this comment
No one... disses Nintendo, Sega, Miyamoto, Sony, Mario, Spyro, or any other thing in the gaming universe. Except Pokemon.
BiGdUdE111 - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
its not THAT bad............... i mean dont take me wrong it hink its a really bad parody which is not funny at all but i mean its not like OMG THIS IS SO BAD
T.J. Spindler - July 25, 2003 - Report this comment
This song sucks! You suck! Look at my virtual butt! (
soup - August 07, 2003 - Report this comment
HEY STOP INSULTING IT i thot the song was great.i laughed my head off. @ss kicker FOREVER
hailthymaster - August 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Dang, so this is what I find? Man, this guy REALLY hates NIntendo. *sigh* Another basher who claims Nintendo's games are for kids. Oh, well. It sickens me to no end, how immature we all are. I'll be the first to admit that NIntendo made to bad mistakes in it's past. The only reason I can think of as to how ANYONE can have such a big grudge against Nintendo is that it doesn't like online play. While the Gamecube is MORE THAN capable for online play, the company don't like it for some reason. Oh, yeah. About the sequels... Nintendo's not the only company that continues to release sequels. The PS2 itself is one big sequel machine! Anyone remember GTA? Final Fantasy? I'm big fans of BOTH games, but neither has pushed the bar on their gameplay, just their graphics. In short, I think the PS2 is kinda frustrating because most of it's games are just prettier versions of the same ones on the PS1. And, I'm sure most will agree with me. I'm not saying ALL of it's games are crap, but many are unoriginal. And, it's all our fault. That's right. It's because the majority of the market is made up of hormonally-challenged teenagers that think everything sucks if it doesn't have blood,and big-breasted girls in tight-fitting clothing. I'm not saying that's wrong...but, if that's ALL you expect in a video game, and if just ONE LITTLE, TINY THING IS WRONG, your little, tiny box (your room) that YOU call reality won't except it. Therefore, you say it sucks, because, it doesn't have anything "forbidden". And, that's most of our games are full of the same ideas and the same gameplay. And, it confuses me to no end. We're the first ones to say we hate playing the same old crap, but when something new comes out, you hate it. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a good example. It's a new refreshing pace in the series, fighting is fun, and is no longer a chore. But, NIntendo fans didn't like it because the graphics where cel-shaded. It's not realistic. And, people. Why do you think that GOOD graphics make a good game? That's not it. The reason why Halo was so fun was the gameplay (and the graphics too, but not as much). I've seen people see game commercials about a game that's looks REALLY cool. And, make a bee-line for the store. How would you like it if you bought a game that looks cool, but when you play it... the controls don't respond, the camera angle sucks, and the battles are automated. That's all acspects or game-play. That's how important it is. I like the X-Box and the PS-2. But, the GCN is a oasis of gameplay. Taking their old games, and remixing them with new ideas is no easy feat. And if you think making a decent game is easy, I'd like to see you do it. Well, that's my 2 cents. Just a little common sense...
Half-Note - August 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Jeez guys. This is a song parody site. Go to Nintendo power or your local AOL chat room if you want to argue over who has video game . Anyway, I must say I was impressed by the song, but you really need to work on your pacing.
Stuart McArthur - November 26, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought the pacing was good and I know the OS well - my son says your thoughts on Nintendo are spot-on - and I trust his judgement so 555
bobpiecheese - May 18, 2005 - Report this comment
To all the idiots who said not to diss Nintendo...TOO BAD! I mean, Nintendo's days are numbered, so they're basically stuffed. I wrote that 'Gamecube is so Shoddy' thing myself. That's right, I am the_conqueror_of_parodies. If you want to complain about MY song (once you've read it) you can't because I DON'T AUTHORIZE COMMENTS! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA! You'll probably complain about it here, though. By the way, @sskicker did a nice job, although the pacing was a bit off. So true, Nintendo is totally STUFFED!!!
Cheezmeister - September 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Geh...Eminem songs are loooong. I know what you're saying about nintendo and yeeeeah they kinda flopped with Gamecube for the most part.......but there were some good games *points to wall of text above* and 64 was completely awesome....I still play 64 :-D Sony and M$ are....okay....but like all of their games are the same. how many times have you heard "This game is soooo fun!" when a new game comes out? now, how many times have you heard "this game has suuuuch good graphics!"? My point.
MIKEY - November 22, 2010 - Report this comment

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