Welcome back to 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. (5) Tetris (NES) (3) Donkey Kong 94 (GB) vs. (2) Chrono Trigger (SNES)
(8) Mega Man 3 (NES) vs. (4) The Legend of Zelda (NES) (6) Star Fox 64 (N64) 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 format below, bolding the game that you choose to advance, with any comments on your selections placed after your votes. Please do not alter the titles of the games when voting.
(1) Game 1 vs. (8) Game 8 (4) Game 4 vs. (5) Game 5
Polls are open until Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Enjoy!
@kriswright I'd still vote for Super Mario 3D World, not that big a fan of Tetris. I'm not quite sure I get your position. Do you think people should vote based on evolutionary significance rather than the games they enjoy the most?
@Zero That doesn't really sound easier than just hitting the quote button and deleting the quote code.
My position is I can't believe you guys enjoy 3D World (which I find merely good) more than Tetris (which I find absolutely classic in every way). But obviously you guys do and, because sometimes I guess it needs to be said around here, that's ok with me. I don't think anyone's taste should be beholden to my taste.
That said, you're clearly all a bunch of knuckleheads and I rage to the point of aneurysm at the thought that you may not agree with me on every trivial thing.
@kriswright Ah, you had also compared it to chess so I wasn't sure what your point was. I've always preferred other puzzle games to Tetris, like Dr. Mario and Panel de Pon/Puzzle League and such, I feel like they took the basic Tetris formula and improved on it. If one of those were up there, it would have been a tough choice.
@kriswright Well it sounds like you and I have a beef to pick with Negative World. Needs more puzzle game representing. Not sure which version of Tetris Attack/Puzzle League I'd choose as the best though, so we might have to put them all on there. Also, Tetrisphere. Why isn't that here? Who's responsible for this?!
It's also funny to imagine your author icon is screaming "Raaaaaaage!"
Hard to say which was the best version of Puzzle League. I haven't played them all, but I'd definitely recommend Tetris Attack for presentation (amazing music on that one) and I really love Planet Puzzle League for the touchscreen controls - a really great implementation for this game.
I felt like it was a bigger game yet it was easier to collect things as they bundled the items and notes into sets of 5. Plus I was a sucker for all of the multiplayer games. Being made by Rare it had a fully functional FPS multiplayer mode that was quite fun. It's multiplayer had the variety of Mario Party except with more fleshed out gaming experiences versus mini/micro games. I could play that with my friends for entire days and not get tired of it.
@r_hjort I have Wetrix and have played a bit of it. Unfortunately, I don't really like it. From what I remember, the scoring system doesn't make intuitive sense, so it can be tough to figure out the best way to go about things as it just feels so random. I think there were a few other random elements like bombs dropping that could really screw things up too. Maybe I just needed to spend more time with it, but, well, good puzzle games are typically fun from the start.
@Mop it up Oh, that's a shame. A good puzzler should definitely be easy to play but hard to master, so I don't like the sounds of that. I mean, I'll definitely pick up a cartridge if I come across one at a reasonable price, but I won't exactly be hunting one down if it's too random.