I'm running out the door to work so no time for much analysis, but the big surprise I'd say is that Mario and Metroid are both out of the tournament already! Zelda has to be the odds on favorite with two entries in the semifinals, but anything can happen.
Final Four will be put up in the next couple of days.
Zelda 1 losing is sad, especially to a game that I consider great but not in the same echelon. But it was pretty inevitable it was going to lose pretty soon since lots of people seem to think the franchise has passed it by. As someone who thinks its glory has never been matched, that's disappointing but so it goes.
I guess any game that doesn't win it all is considered trash now? This is the best of the best right here, any game has to be pretty amazing to make it this far. Super Metroid certainly qualifies for that, one of the best games of all time, and it's a shame there aren't more games like it. But, I've played Melee more, it's been a tonne of fun, and it may still be my fave game of all time, so I had to vote it.
I think it's almost funny how upset some may potentially be at this. I for one am glad just to see some variety in here. Hell, two Zelda games made it. Psyched Melee and Chrono Trigger stand a chance. Both are amazin.