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ROUND TWO: Negative World March Madness (Hyrule Region)
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March 23, 2014, 16:20:24
 


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) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (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. Remember that votes with titles altered from the original format above will not be counted

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

Polls are open until Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Enjoy!

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Posted: 03/23/14, 16:20:24  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/14, 23:09:29    
 
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(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

Pretty easy votes for me this round, four of my absolute favorites here.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 16:21:20
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

All of these are absolutely fantastic games, but there is only one way for me to vote.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 16:24:54
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 16:25:20  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/14, 11:38:51
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

Ultimately, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are my top two games ever, so sorry Super Mario Galaxy -- it's up there on my list as well, but just not as high up as MM.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 16:35:25
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)


1) Funny one for me. Two games that I like that I don't have strong feelings about. Going with FFVI partly because it's an underdog and partly because i like being known as the guy who tries to put the breaks on honoring Ocarina of Time over and over again.

2) Galaxy by default. But that'd probably be my choice anyway.

3) Been up this road before. Fully expect World to take it, but SMB3 is still my favorite 2D Mario.

4) another where I don't have strong feelings. Yoshi's Island is more unique, particularly in retrospect. But I had more fun with Mario 64. And it set the model for so many games that followed.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 17:21:47
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 17:24:13
kriswright said:
Fully expect World to take it, but SMB3 is still my favorite 2D Mario.

Really? SMB3 has a higher rating on the site and lasted longer in the All Time Classics survivor poll. Seems like people prefer 3 around these parts (and early voting is going that way)


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 17:32:48
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 18:04:50
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 18:15:00
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

I almost want to sabotage Ocarina's shot because I just know it will beat Majora head-to-head.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 19:49:33
@Jargon

I thought we'd had a head to head where World took it pretty handily. Maybe I've misremembered or it was far enough back it's irrelevant now.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 20:04:08
Oh man, now we're getting into the really tough ones. The only clear one here to me is 3 > World.

(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

@kriswright Was it a head to head or something in the midst of a survivor series. People get all shifty when voting in those survivor things, picking stuff that isn't their least favorite but looks like it could be competition for their favorite...


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 20:06:03  - Edited by 
 on: 03/23/14, 20:07:20
@Zero@Jargon

Dunno. I went looking for the poll just now and the only direct matchup I could find was in the All Time Survivor poll where smb3 did indeed beat world. So I'm probably remembering it wrong or confusing it with a Wii Lobby poll or something.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 20:38:45
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

I think this bracket has the most heavy hitters.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 20:59:07
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

SMB3 vs SMW is brutal. I know Mario 3 will win but SMW deserves to imo. It did what Mario 3 did but better, which was stellar in itself.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/14, 22:53:50
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)


Easiest round yet for me.


Posted by 
 on: 03/24/14, 00:36:05
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

1. Pfft Final Fantasy. Like you can win. Nothing can stop the destruction that Ocarina brings upon you.

2. 2nd best Zelda of all time vs overrated Mario game? Too easy.

3. Ooh, tough. I guess I'll go World because I've actually finished it. Even if this goes against my Yoshi complaints from last week. Also because Kris went with SMB3, and he's trying to destroy Ocarina so we hate him.

4. Seems unfair to do this to the great Yoshi's Island, but Mario 64 has you beat.


Posted by 
 on: 03/24/14, 01:59:56  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/14, 02:00:36
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)

A: A few years ago, I would've gone OoT. But FF3 has stood the test of time and is simply magnificent. I think a future Zelda has a shot at topping OoT, but I have trouble picturing an RPG ever beating FF3 in my eyes.
B: This was a close one, I can't really decide so I went with SMG since it seems to be the underdog and I think MM gets a little overhyped.
C: SMB3 blew my mind. This one really took platformers to the next level. World was great, but it wasn't quite the level of progression as Mario 3, and even a step back in a few ways.
D: Gotta go with the trailblazer here.


Posted by 
 on: 03/24/14, 02:20:01
(1) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64) vs. (4) Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
(3) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) vs. (2) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

(1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) vs. (5) Super Mario World (SNES)
(6) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) vs. (2) Super Mario 64 (N64)



A1. Ocarina is just too good.
A2. My favorite game. There's a bit of a gap between these two games for me, as I find Galaxy to be inferior to Sunshine, 3D World, 3D Land, and Galaxy 2. It's still great, but it's just surrounded by tough competition

B1. Super Mario World is my favorite 2D Mario
B2. Hard choice. Since it stands no chance of winning, I'll vote for Yoshi's Island.


Posted by 
 on: 03/24/14, 04:24:27  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/14, 04:28:48
I guess me and @Hero_Of_Hyrule just cancelled each other out, haha.


Posted by 
 on: 03/24/14, 04:59:17
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