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ROUND TWO: Negative World March Madness (Zebes Region)
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March 21, 2014, 01:22:49
 


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!

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Posted: 03/21/14, 01:22:49  - Edited by 
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(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)

Super easy choices. Not much to say.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 19:34:45
@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.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 19:55:12
@Mop it up

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.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 20:04:58
@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.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 20:10:19
@Mop it up

Totally disagree. Dr Mario, to me, is completely dull after a few hours. I can't go back and play it anymore. I just find it drop dead boring, now.

Puzzle League you're right about. It's the only puzzle game I've played that I'd say is equal to Tetris. Yes, that's a great design and if you prefer it to Tetris, I ain't mad at you.

...actually, yeah, I am mad. Because why isn't Tetris Attack/Puzzle League in this competition rather than Nintendo Land? Raaaaaaage!


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 20:13:25
@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!"


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 20:18:12
@Mop it up
I always wanted to try Tetrisphere, but never dared coughing up the dough for it. Maybe I should remedy that now that the cartridges are cheap.

Did anyone ever try Wetrix? Never played that either, but it seemed like a really cool idea to me.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 20:30:50
@Mop it up

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.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 20:32:07
(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)

If it was Star Fox vs Banjo-Tooie then I would have sided with Banjo. But the multiplayer propels Star Fox ahead for me.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 22:11:22
@Mop it up Good point. I was thinking quoting stripped the bolding and everything but it doesn't appear to.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 22:21:38
@kriswright

I haven't played either the Game Boy or the NES version. As great as Tetris is, I've never loved it so much personally. 3D World, even in its short time in this world, has brought me more joy.

Dr. Mario is more beloved to me. I would give it the nod over SM3DW, but NW doesn't seem to appreciate it as much as me.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/14, 22:28:55
@stratos

Why do you like Banjo Tooie more than Kazooie?


Posted by 
 on: 03/22/14, 06:04:21
(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)


Posted by 
 on: 03/22/14, 06:12:43
They need to just do a sequel to Tetris and Dr. Mario called "Tetris and Dr. Mario and Panel de Pon" or something like that. I'd freak.


Posted by 
 on: 03/22/14, 14:28:45
(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)


Posted by 
 on: 03/22/14, 16:02:12
@Hero_Of_Hyrule Because it's awwwesome.


Posted by 
 on: 03/22/14, 22:21:43
Just aboot another hour and a half. Eek!


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 04:26:02
Hero_Of_Hyrule said:
@stratos

Why do you like Banjo Tooie more than Kazooie?

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.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 16:39:18
@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.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/14, 21:09:14
@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.


Posted by 
 on: 03/26/14, 21:23:06
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