Well the first round was quite fun! It seems like choices were pretty easy for people, but still, many matches were pretty close. Here's who is moving on!
Lives to Smash Another Day (60) Spear Pillar (Brawl) (10) Brinstar (Melee/Brawl) (53) Summit (Brawl) (11) Corneria (Melee/Brawl) (33) Kingdom II (Melee) (59) Luigi's Mansion (Brawl) (55) Shadow Moses Island (Brawl) (5) Yoshi's Island (N64/Melee)
Close Call Award: Spear Pillar and Kingdom II both only won by a single vote. It was anyone's race... until it wasn't.
No Hope Award: Icicle Mountain wins this one! It gained only a single vote. I was not surprised to see this outcome. The Ice Climbers were not loved as much as other franchises generally and this vertical scrolling level didn't seem to connect with folks.
I'm happy with these results. I find the Snake stage boring and not fun to play in, so I would have liked to see it beat out a cool stage like Flat Zone, but nothing great was eliminated and my favorites moved on.