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ROUND ONE: Negative World March Madness (Hyrule Region)
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March 13, 2014, 00:01:44
 


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) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) v. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)

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 format below, bolding the game that you choose to advance, with any comments on your selections placed after your votes.

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

Polls are open until Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Enjoy!

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Posted: 03/13/14, 00:01:44  - Edited by 
 on: 03/13/14, 00:02:25    
 
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@Zero

I think I was like the only person who voted for Phantom Hourglass over Mario 3D World. Not a battle I was going to win.

BUT WE STAND RESOLUTE IN OUR DEFIANCE.


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 02:17:43
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) vs. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)

A1. Haven't played Prime 2
A2. This is tough. I haven't played a ton of Final Fantasy VI, but I can tell that I would like it more than TP if I had finished it. I don't feel like I've played enough of the game to speak about it definitively, but I get the feeling that it is more deserving of my vote and moving on in the tournament. So I vote for Final Fantasy VI. I'm going to be very disappointed if it moves on and ends up beating a game I know that I really like.
A3. My favorite game versus... something else
A4. Earthbound. For some reason my opinion on Galaxy has only gotten worse as time has passed.

B1. I vote DKC2 since I've never been a fan of Mario 3.
B2. Never played Goldeneye
B3. It's super close, but I like Yoshi's Island just a bit more.
B4. Thousand Year Door. That's going to be hard to beat.


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 02:36:42  - Edited by 
 on: 03/13/14, 02:45:41
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) v. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)

Super Mario Galaxy vs. Earthbound nearly killed me.


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 05:20:22  - Edited by 
 on: 03/13/14, 05:20:42
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1)Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) v. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)


So many "should wins" that probably won't...


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 06:03:23
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) vs. (6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 12:40:27
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) v. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 15:01:48
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) vs. (6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)

A1. Hard call here. Ocarina of Time is a great, great game. One of my favorites ever. But I also really, really liked Prime 2. I'm giving the nod to Prime 2 since it likely won't make it past this round. Just to make things interesting.
A2. Final Fantasy III win this easy for me. Still one of, if not the, best RPGs that I've ever played.
A3. Majora's Mask. Even though I'm not a huge fan of it, it did a lot different with the Zelda formula and it was interesting. Solid title.
A4. This was my toughest choice, but I'm sticking with my guns. EarthBound.

B1. SMB3 is legendary for a reason, but I think Donkey Kong Country 2 was just more fun. 2 player co-op beats two players alternating turns (aside from map duels).
B2. Super Mario World. I liked Goldeneye 007 back in the day (had a blast playing with friends), but c'mon. Super Mario World.
B3. I reviewed Bowser's Inside Story and rated it high. It's a good game. I just had more fun with Super Mario World 2.
B4. I still think of Super Mario 64 as one of my all-time favorites. Easy choice here, even with me being a Paper Mario fan.


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 15:04:05
ludist210 said:
Donkey Kong Country 2 was just more fun. 2 player co-op beats two players alternating turns (aside from map duels)..
Wasn't the co-op in DKC 2 still alternating? It was just that you could "tag out" at any time instead of having to beat a level.


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 21:05:21
@Mop it up

I believe so. I was SUPER STOKED when we started DKCR and found that you could walk around freely on the same screen.


Posted by 
 on: 03/13/14, 23:04:55
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) v. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)

Boy, this was a tough bracket. Both 4/5 matchups were tough!


Posted by 
 on: 03/14/14, 12:38:24
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) v. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)

The first 3 games are my favorite games of all time so that was easy. Still need to finish Earthbound. I cannot stand Super Mario Bros 3 and Goldeneye and Mario 64 have aged badly, no thanks to the controller. And even though I have yet to play Inside Story, I feel I would enjoy it more than Super Mario World 2.


Posted by 
 on: 03/14/14, 23:52:36
(1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (8) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
(4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES) vs. (5) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (6) New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
(2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) vs. (7) Earthbound (SNES)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (8) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
(4) Goldeneye (N64) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(3) Bowser's Inside Story (DS) v. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
(2) Super Mario 64 (N64) vs. (7) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GCN)


Posted by 
 on: 03/15/14, 04:27:58
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