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ROUND ONE: Negative World March Madness (Zebes Region)
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March 11, 2014, 00:20:47
 


We're kicking off the Negative World March Madness, where our favorite Nintendo games go head to head and only one may prevail. The matchups are as follows:

(1) Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) vs. (8) The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass (DS)
(4) Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA) vs. (5) Tetris (NES)
(3) Donkey Kong '94 (GB) vs. (6) Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
(2) Chrono Trigger (SNES) vs. (7) Pushmo (3DS)

(1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) vs. (8) Mega Man 3 (NES)
(4) The Legend of Zelda (NES) vs. (5) Perfect Dark (N64)
(3) Resident Evil 4 (GCN) vs. (6) Star Fox 64 (N64)
(2) Pokemon Red/Blue (GB) vs. (7) Banjo-Kazooie (N64)

Vote for the game that you think should win the matchup. Please vote on every matchup. Not having played a game does not disqualify you from voting. Please cast your votes in the following format, bolding the game that you choose to advance:

(1) Game 1 vs. (8) Game 8
(4) Game 4 vs. (5) Game 5

Polls are open until Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Enjoy!

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Posted: 03/11/14, 00:20:47  - Edited by 
 on: 03/11/14, 00:22:11    
 
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@ludist210

In the NCAA tournament, the teams have basically nothing to do with the regions. It just named 4 Nintendo regions and assigned randomly.


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 15:03:28
No I know that, but geographically, the highest seeds in a region are typically from near the cities where their games are being played (for TV ratings). Just curious.


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 15:27:59
@ludist210

Sometimes, but Duke has definitely been in the West and such. Anyway, I just did it randomly.


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 15:42:02
(1) Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) vs. (8) The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass (DS)
(4) Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA) vs. (5) Tetris (NES)
(3) Donkey Kong '94 (GB) vs. (6) Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
(2) Chrono Trigger (SNES) vs. (7) Pushmo (3DS)

(1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) vs. (8) Mega Man 3 (NES)
(4) The Legend of Zelda (NES) vs. (5) Perfect Dark (N64)
(3) Resident Evil 4 (GCN) vs. (6) Star Fox 64 (N64)
(2) Pokemon Red/Blue (GB) vs. (7) Banjo-Kazooie (N64)

"Actually, Maya, that's a STEPladder." Can't go wrong with Ace Attorney.


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 15:45:30  - Edited by 
 on: 03/11/14, 15:48:26
(1) Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) vs. (8) The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass (DS)
(4) Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA) vs. (5) Tetris (NES)
(3) Donkey Kong '94 (GB) vs. (6) Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
(2) Chrono Trigger (SNES) vs. (7) Pushmo (3DS)

(1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) vs. (8) Mega Man 3 (NES)
(4) The Legend of Zelda (NES) vs. (5) Perfect Dark (N64)
(3) Resident Evil 4 (GCN) vs. (6) Star Fox 64 (N64)
(2) Pokemon Red/Blue (GB) vs. (7) Banjo-Kazooie (N64)


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 18:14:23
Wow, will RE4 be booted in the first round? Never thought SF64 was that popular.


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 19:17:24
Well, right now I see two clear winners, which are Super Mario 3D World and Chrono Trigger. No surprises with these two, really. Pushmo seems to have the highest concentration of "Never played it" as well, which is probably a shame. I have no idea because I never played it.


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 20:07:01
Wow, nice turnout! One more dayyyy.

Mop it up said:
Pushmo seems to have the highest concentration of "Never played it" as well, which is probably a shame. I have no idea because I never played it.

Haha!


Posted by 
 on: 03/11/14, 23:40:18
Haven't even looked at the brackets, so I don't care about future matchups.

(1) Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) vs. (8) The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass (DS)
(4) Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA) vs. (5) Tetris (NES)
(3) Donkey Kong '94 (GB) vs. (6) Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
(2) Chrono Trigger (SNES) vs. (7) Pushmo (3DS)

(1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) vs. (8) Mega Man 3 (NES)
(4) The Legend of Zelda (NES) vs. (5) Perfect Dark (N64)
(3) Resident Evil 4 (GCN) vs. (6) Star Fox 64 (N64)
(2) Pokemon Red/Blue (GB) vs. (7) Banjo-Kazooie (N64)

Wow.... why did RE4 have to go up against Star Fox 64? I guess in terms of pick-up-and-replayability and fun, I have to choose Star Fox 64.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/14, 01:29:59
The funny thing is, I can't be accused of intentionally screwing RE4 because I had no idea Star Fox 64 was so beloved. I don't even like it very much myself!


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/14, 01:50:05
Why is Starfox 64 being so beloved considered a shock?

It's universally considered to be the best game in the franchise, it's given rise to endless amounts of quotes/memes, and everyone is clamouring for a new game that finally reaches the heights the franchise is capable of.

Tough matchup for RE4 absolutely.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/14, 02:24:10
Hmm, so I have till tomorrow to do this. I will try tomorrow. I need to go to bed but I love this concept. Just wanted to chime in.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/14, 04:55:38
Should win, not who we predict will win?

1) Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) vs. (8) The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass (DS)
(4) Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA) vs. (5) Tetris (NES)
(3) Donkey Kong '94 (GB) vs. (6) Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
(2) Chrono Trigger (SNES) vs. (7) Pushmo (3DS)

(1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) vs. (8) Mega Man 3 (NES)
(4) The Legend of Zelda (NES) vs. (5) Perfect Dark (N64)
(3) Resident Evil 4 (GCN) vs. (6) Star Fox 64 (N64)
(2) Pokemon Red/Blue (GB) vs. (7) Banjo-Kazooie (N64)

Of course I have no idea on some of these matchups. For example, I've never played a Phoenix Wright game, and I've never played a Mega Man game extensively. I've never played Perfect Dark or very much of Resident Evil 4. I've never played Chrono Trigger or Pushmo... So I'm doing a lot of stabbing in the dark.

Pokemon vs. Banjo-Kazooie was the only tough one for me, and that's basically a revolution vs. perfection debate. The games that started the entire Pokemon franchise are phenomenal, but technically pretty weak (and that's not just graphics, etc.; I'm including gameplay design, the game telling you things that aren't actually true within the game universe, etc. as well), where as Banjo-Kazooie wasn't entirely original, but it is almost definitely one of my top 10 games of all time because of how perfectly it does everything and how much fun it is.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/14, 20:33:56  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/14, 20:36:01
Oh wait, shouldn't we have filled out brackets for which games we think will win each match?


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/14, 23:14:48
@V_s
@Mop it up

"Follow your heart." --Jargon


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/14, 23:15:54
Polls are still open! So here I go!

(1) Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) vs. (8) The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass (DS)
(4) Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA) vs. (5) Tetris (NES)
(3) Donkey Kong '94 (GB) vs. (6) Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
(2) Chrono Trigger (SNES) vs. (7) Pushmo (3DS)

(1) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) vs. (8) Mega Man 3 (NES)
(4) The Legend of Zelda (NES) vs. (5) Perfect Dark (N64)
(3) Resident Evil 4 (GCN) vs. (6) Star Fox 64 (N64)
(2) Pokemon Red/Blue (GB) vs. (7) Banjo-Kazooie (N64)

Kinda surprised at some of my own answers.


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 02:07:00
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