Stats and Analysis Edit
|Match Date||Saturday, April 3rd, 2004|
|Metroid - 61.75%|
72 for - 3 against
|Metroid - 76.22%|
Before the Match Edit
The second match of Division 8 was another blast from the past, as the debut games of Samus Aran and Pac-Man squared off. While Pac-Man ushered in an arcade frenzy in its day, Metroid was the favorite in this matchup, due to its Nintendo roots. The match pic wasn't doing Pac-Man any favors either.
After the Match Edit
Pac-Man would not make a match out of this, as Metroid cruised to the easy doubling. Despite the cries of Villainous Magus, there was no hope for the underdog. The GameRiot poll appeared for the second straight match and hurt the vote totals.
Unfortunately, Pac Man was surprisingly blown out in this match. The match was the first of the contest that had any board hype whatsoever coming into it, but Division 8 and its voting block was all about nostalgia. Along those lines, Pac Man simply doesn't fit the bill on our site. It appeals to the old-time gamers more than anyone, as it was one of their first titles. And when I say old-time, we're talking guys like ChichiriMuyo over here, or the old women that go and play Pac Man slots in the casinos. Our little gamefaqs fanbase whose average age is between the teen years and the young twenties doesn't care about Pac Man as much as a game that has the word Metroid in the title. I think it's that simple, when it comes down to it. Hell, Pac Man lost to a piece of lettuce named Kefka last year, so it's no surprise that he lost to a badassed bounty hunter with a knack for Kid Icarus.
Yet all this being said, board hype was high, prediction percentages were low, and the hype surrounding the Metroid games having a chance to beat the Zelda games was beginning to take form. Yeah, we wish.