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Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 2453
Division Tournament Semi Final
Match # 29
Match Date Sunday, July 30th, 2006
Vote difference 62,856
Oracle
Expectations
The Legend of Zelda - 70.11%
114 for - 0 against
GameFAQs
Prediction
The Legend of Zelda - 75.72%
(34,981 brackets)

I have to say that the match pic theme for this Final Four was genius. I thought it was crap at first, but then I saw the years on the picture. Very nice touch by Ceej.

This match is also pretty funny, now that I look back on it. There were two days left in this contest, and there were literally no signs of the pending shock upset we were two days from seeing. Sure Zelda performed to insane proportions to this point of the contest, but so did Final Fantasy. And though Zelda coming out and beating the hell out of Metal Gear was something everyone knew was coming, it wasn't the TOTAL killing that we had grown accustomed to seeing from Zelda in this contest.

Before Metal Gear came along, no series had even broken 20% on Zelda. Even more odd was that Zelda's percentage didn't really move much throughout the match. At the first freeze, it had 72.78%. At the final freeze, 73.74%. You'd expect more from the king of the day vote. I realize that Metroid and MMX saw virtually no movement, but those were probably SFF matches.

In the end, Zelda was left with an easy path to the final and an inevitable clash with Final Fantasy as the underdog. Zelda winning wouldn't have surprised anyone, but Final Fantasy was still the clear favorite for obvious reasons. Final Fantasy 7 + other FFs contributing to FF's strength meant an uphill climb for Zelda. Supposedly.

Oddly enough, the result of the final was essentially locked in before it ever happened, thanks to the insane performance Mario would put on in the other half of the Final Four.

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2006 Spring Contest Matches

Round One
The Legend of Zelda > Civilization
Mega Man X > Suikoden
Pokémon > Star Ocean
Metroid > Kirby
Metal Gear > Soul Calibur
Fire Emblem > Silent Hill
Castlevania > Halo
Kingdom Hearts > Harvest Moon
Super Mario Bros > Madden NFL
Warcraft > Grand Theft Auto
Sonic the Hedgehog > Devil May Cry
Super Smash Bros > Dragon Quest
Final Fantasy > Diablo
Mega Man > Mario Kart
Street Fighter > The Elder Scrolls
Resident Evil > Shadow Hearts

Round Two
The Legend of Zelda > Mega Man X
Metroid > Pokémon
Metal Gear > Fire Emblem
Kingdom Hearts > Castlevania
Super Mario Bros > Warcraft
Super Smash Bros > Sonic the Hedgehog
Final Fantasy > Mega Man
Resident Evil > Street Fighter
R3 and following
The Legend of Zelda > Metroid
Metal Gear > Kingdom Hearts
Super Mario Bros > Super Smash Bros
Final Fantasy > Resident Evil
The Legend of Zelda > Metal Gear
Final Fantasy > Super Mario Bros
The Legend of Zelda > Final Fantasy (Finals)

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