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


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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.

Additionally, 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 1990. Nothing further surfaced about Beebiss after this time and, as such, it's unknown if the game was simply a bad translation, a placeholder, or even a game at all.

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References

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

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Anonymous user #1

14 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

14 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

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

14 months ago
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@anonymous
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Anonymous user #2

14 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

14 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

14 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

14 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

14 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

14 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

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

7 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

7 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

5 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

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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago
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screenshot?
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Casualbrowser

4 months ago
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This is anonymous user #5. I'd have Muffin send you a screenshot, but she's just a puppy so her little paws can't operate a keyboard. I assure you she did make the game, and it is the greatest game possibly ever made in the history of the world. Sadly, anti dog discrimination prevented the game from ever being puplished- I mean published. A new civil rights movement is in order.
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Casualbrowser

4 months ago
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@Steady N Ready Here's two photos of the box and a screenshot of the game. As you can see, there's no way anybody could fake this, and it is truly a high quality game unfairly rejected by the gaming industry because of their anti-canine bias. https://driv...?usp=sharing https://driv...?usp=sharing

https://driv...?usp=sharing
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Anonymous user #6

4 months ago
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As someone whose Native language isn't English I cannot see how someone would mix up Beebiss and Dweebers, that's not how Japanese people pronounce English words anyway. Dweebers would become something like Du-wee-bu-ru-su as those are sounds that are familiar for them. Beebiss would become Bee-bee-su or bee-bis-su. Which to me sounds way more similar to babies... (bay-bee-su). Yeah Yeah sounds like something that could just have been translated from some Japanese term for being happy/excited like Yatta! Or Rei Rei like mentioned before. But well, knowing the NES, it would be very likely for the game to be a Chinese/Taiwanese bootleg... maybe a bootleg similar to it has been documented.. has someone looked into this?
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Anonymous user #7

3 months ago
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btw this was on a trade in list, so it must have existed at the time
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Anonymous user #8

3 months ago
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According to the article, If it was advertised for half of 1989, shouldn't at least a FEW people have ordered it, traded it in, or knew anything about it?
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Casualbrowser

3 months ago
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Maybe people just glanced past it because it wasn't a game they heard or cared about. And it doesn't exactly have a marketable name.
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Anonymous user #9

3 months ago
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Actually Translating BeeBiss on google translate, which I found is an Estonian word and not an English word, into English translates into babies. So I guessed this was the title that was given to the European region before it was made into Ufouria: The Saga because Estonian comes from Estonia which is located in Northern Europe. At the time of the paper it had future games listed under different titles like the return of donkey kong which was later canceled actually at that year which was on there too. There was probably going to be a US release of Yeah Yeah Beebiss/ Ufouria: The Saga but was canceled which explains why the game was removed from list in 1991 which was probably when they decided to cancel it. For one thing if this game was supposed to be Ufouria, it's not lost since it was later released on Wii Virtual Console in North America in 2010 which also made me think that there was going to be a North American Release. In Ufouria, you play as a bunch of infants which makes sense for that title name. The game was later released in the EU and even the AU region in 1992 which makes sense for an amount of time to make a game back then. Also not to mention so many people don't know this because it's so old but before computers there were typewriters and this was commonly used in these ads for the 1980s up until the middle 1990s for those pictures listed. Because of the limitations of the typewriter and font size, they had to shorten a lot of titles such as Return of Donkey Kong and even Yeah Yeah Beebiss because otherwise it would run off the page. Yeah Yeah Beebiss was definitely a working title for the Ufouria: The Saga at that time. If you don't believe me try translating Beebiss to English on google translate.
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Anonymous user #9

3 months ago
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I forgot to mention that these ads came out only once a month so they had to constantly fill in future games on the list in case the game came out that month, basically like a game informer magazine.
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Mrkoolnerd

2 months ago
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is funco still around?
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Anonymous user #10

2 months ago
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Believe it or not Funco is actually GAMESTOP today according to wikipedia article on Gamestop. Apparently back in the day Barnes and Nobles bought Funco and then Funco turned into Gamestop. Later in 2004 Gamestop became an independent company. Very hard to believe. So you could basically contact Gamestop about the flyers if you are able to.
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Santademon

2 months ago
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These are trade-in catalogs, right? In that case, it's possible that someone traded in an import, or bootleg.

Isn't it also possible that the name was shortened or cut-off like some of the other games on the list?

I think this is probably a botched translation of "Rai Rai! Baby Kyonshi no Amida Daibōken" that got cut-off at the beginning of the fourth word.

Though, it does seem unlikely that they'd accept a foreign language trade-in.
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Santademon

2 months ago
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I suppose it's also possible that there were a handful of badly translated bootlegs in circulation.
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Santademon

2 months ago
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According to an above commentator, there are other raw translations of Japan-exclusives on this list. So, it may not be so far-fetched for them to accept foreign titles after all.

I also did some looking, and found that Rai Rai! Baby Kyonshi was released on January, 26, 1989.
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Santademon

2 months ago
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I think it also could have been a cancelled localization of Rai Rai! Baby Kyonshi. At the bottom of the flyer, it says: "Bold Face cartridges coming soon".
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Anonymous user #13

26 days ago
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The bold names in the list are: mostly japanese NES games with relative success + without official US releases by the time + horribly translated names.

Perhaps they just looked in a japanese chart the popular games and tried to translate it.
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Santademon

2 months ago
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Also, "Zombie Master" is apparently, a cancelled localization of a game called "Zombie Hunter".
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Anonymous user #11

1 months ago
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I think you're all reading too deep into this. It's probably just some badly translated Japanese bootleg of another game. Anyone who's seen bootleg multicarts will know how bad they can butcher names.
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Reynard

1 months ago
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We will never know... or will we?
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Anonymous user #12

29 days ago
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If it was on two different game trade-in listings with different prices, wouldn't it mean it would have to be looked at to be priced, which implies it exists in one form or another? I don't think the Dweebers Theory makes much sense, I can't see how you get Yeah Yeah Beebis from Dweebers, but this is the most interesting thing I've came across as of recently.
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That One Deku Scrub

29 days ago
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(Made actual account) Does anyone have information of Dweebers (or potentially Gathers) Japanese name?
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That One Deku Scrub

29 days ago
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The dates line-up for the Dweebers theory. I discovered Dweebers may of also been planned as an NES Game, and it seems the list includes NES games only, though I probably missed something on that end...
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Anonymous user #14

17 days ago
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You want the game? If I can learn how to rip games online, it is yours.
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