Yeah Yeah Beebiss I (Late 1980s Video Game, Existence Unconfirmed)


Yeah Yeah Beebiss I
Scan from magazine mentioning the mysterious game.
Scan from magazine mentioning the mysterious game.
Status Existence Unconfirmed

Yeah Yeah Beebiss I is a potentially non-existent video game that was first mentioned in a June 1989 listing for mail order video game service, Play It Again, in an issue of Video Games & Computer Entertainment.[1] The game was found again in subsequent advertisements from Play It Again in July, August, and September.


Future References

In October, a nearly identical advertisement was placed by another mail order video game service, Funco. These also had a listing for the game, shortened to Yeah Beebiss I. Though, despite the shortening, Yeah Beebiss I was still wrongly alphabetized between Wrestlemania and Xenophobe as it had been in Play It Again. Listings continued until January of 1990. Nothing further surfaced about Beebiss after this time.

Existence

It is not known if Yeah Yeah Beebiss I is a real game, or just a persistent, cryptic typo or placeholder. There is a lot of speculation on what the 'game' is, spanning from a mistranslation to a fictitious entry.

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References

  1. [1] Frank Cifaldi of Lost Levels explains what is known of Beebiss.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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Yeah Yeah Beebiss I exists, but it is simply the U.S. release of Ufouria. It's not worth it really.
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Reynard

9 months ago
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Wait, how do you know it is actually Ufouria??

(I've checked Ufouria on Google Images and it seems like the kind of game you'd call Yeah Yeah Beebiss...)
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Kobochat

9 months ago
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Are you implying you have a copy?
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Kobochat

9 months ago
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@anonymous
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Anonymous user #2

9 months ago
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I do not have a copy unfortunately, but I do know that it was scheduled for a U.S. release under a different title. It might have been in the naming stages when these flyers were made, seeing as how it's incorrectly alphabetized. I do not have any images of the cartridge, or it's label but it's largely the same to the European version except with "Yeah Yeah Beebiss I" as the title. I remember purchasing this in the 90's but then it stopped working, and I threw it away sadly. Anyways, one thing you guys missed is that "Zeta Gundam" doesn't really exist either to my knowledge. It was released only in Japan as Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Hot Scramble. Hope this helps.
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Reynard

9 months ago
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Hmm, from what I saw, there was an European release but there was no American release (until the Wii that is)...

How did you purchase the cartridge? Did you order it through the flyer? Or in a store?

Wait... from what I've read, the game was originally released in 1991 in Japan.

And this flyer is from 1989!

Soooo... did they announce an American localization WELL in advance?? Before it was even released in Japan?
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Anonymous user #2

9 months ago
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Apparently there is evidence of the game being developed well before the Japanese release. Check out this article on TCRF if you are interested

tcrfDOTnet/Ufouria:_The_Saga.
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Reynard

9 months ago
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Sooo, how did you get the game? Did you order it? Buy it in stores?

And TCRF claims that an US version was planned for late 1992... that's kinda 3 years too late, no? And even then, TCRF shows that prerelease information showed it was still going to be called "Ufouria".

So, uhh? If you still got this game as "Yeah Yeah Beebiss I", then it is very strange... since it was never sold in the USA... do you live in the USA, by the way?
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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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Frankly, I don't know how I could've possibly gotten this game. I remember seeing the same flyer when I was studying in Minnesota, and I was just boggled by the weird title. As soon as I found out a game called "Yeah Yeah Beebiss" exists, I had to get it. I just sent them money through the mail, and a few weeks later it arrived. Like I said before it simply got beat up over time, and stopped working.
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Reynard

9 months ago
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I want to believe your story, honestly.

But the fact that you got this game way ahead of its official release AND in the USA... well, it is a bit hard to believe.

Would you like to create an account with a real username? You seem to have interesting experiences to share. :)
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Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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I said previously on the old wiki, that my best guess about all this is that Yeah Yeah Beebiss I is some kind of Engrish, and the actual title is closer to something else. Like, personally and this is purely just my speculation, I wouldn't be shocked if 'Yeah Yeah' was someone who didn't natively speak English trying to write 'Super' and not necessarily understanding the word. Like, it's an excited or exaggerated prefix, like F**K YEAH! BEEBISS! or something.

Beebiss on the other hand I'd mark up to again, not natively speaking English and trying to translate a phrase. I figured originally, back years ago, that it was Dweebers, another lost game. Thing is, I was almost sure cause someone else said almost the same thing: a Japanese guy who has a small grasp of English tried to figure out if Dweebers had a translation in our language, came out mangled into Beebiss, and then the Yeah Yeah part like above. The 'I' at the end...you got me. First of a presumed series they were planning? Neither game ever got released, so it's possible.

Anyway, that's just wild speculation. But I wouldn't be shocked at all if true.
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ThatGamingAsshole

4 months ago
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BTW that's me, I forgot to sign up first so I wouldn't just be an anon, sorry.
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Kobochat

4 months ago
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Sounds plausible, but I have new hope for this actually existing, since Ready N Steady turned out to be real after years of thinking it was just a typo. While I do think Anon #1/#2 was lying about having the game, he did point out something that all of us missed, with the Zeta Gundam thing.
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ThatGamingAsshole

4 months ago
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Oh yeah! That Zeta Gundam, that's something I never noticed because...well, there are like millions of Gundam games, so I assumed it was just one of them from a long time ago. Now it's kinda creepy.
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Steady N Ready

2 months ago
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i hope that game is well find :)
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Anonymous user #4

2 months ago
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Rai Rai! Baby Kyonshi no Amida Daibōken (来来! ベビーキョンシーのあみだ大冒険)

Like the raw translations of other jap-only games in the list(Zeta Gundam, Fist of the north Star), it's the only possible title.

Rai Rai = Yeah Yeah

ベビ ー = Bebi 1 (not a ichi symbol, but very similar, someone fast translating manually would do this mistake)
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Radiant Lloyd Firefly

2 months ago
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Hm........this is perhaps the most believable theory I've come across so far.

The only thing I question is why no other Power Pad games were listed in the ads, but for some reason this one obscure Japan only title was.
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Seychermanium

1 months ago
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The Simpsons will end. Luffy will find the One Piece. Half Life 3 will be released. Everybody will die.

And we will never know if this is a translation Mistake, a placeholder name,a hoax or an actual game.
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Steady N Ready

1 months ago
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Everybody will die? WHAT THE FCUK ARE TALKING ABOUT
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Anonymous user #5

23 days ago
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I like to talk nonsense phrases to my pets a lot of times just to goof around, and this weird game title has made it into my long list of nonsense phrases I use when talking to my pets. (I usually just make up phrases for them though, but this is such a hilarious name and it's so odd and mistranslated that it's basically gibberish anyways.)
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Anonymous user #5

23 days ago
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It's simultaneously the worst and best game title of all time. My pets have no idea that it doesn't mean anything, so maybe someone's pet came up with the idea.My puppy Muffin is only one year old, but Yeah Yeah Beebiss sounds like something she would come up with. Game origin confirmed; stop looking you guys, my dog made the game. It's true because it's on the internet, so you can trust me.
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Steady N Ready

21 days ago
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screenshot?
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