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Results Edit

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Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
Poll 1602
Division Division 8
Match # 02
Match Date Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
Vote difference 26,931
Oracle
Expectations
Metroid - 61.75%
72 for - 3 against
GameFAQs
Prediction
Metroid - 76.22%
(31,204 brackets)

Ulti's Analysis Edit

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.

Stats and Analysis Edit

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.

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2004 Spring Contest Matches

Round One
SMB3 > Metal Gear
Metroid > Pac-Man
Contra > Phantasy Star
FF > Pitfall
Donkey Kong > Duck Hunt
Zelda > Adventure
Pong > River City Ransom
Tetris > Galaga
CT > Secret of Mana
SMRPG > Street Fighter II
Sonic 2 > Shining Force
SMW > Simpsons
Zelda: LttP > Gunstar Heroes
Super Metroid > PS IV
Doom > Earthbound

FF VI > Mortal Kombat
FF VII > Suikoden II
Xenogears > Pokemon GSC
FFT > DDR
MGS > RE
SotN > Perfect Dark
Goldeneye > PDS
SM64 > NiGHTS
Zelda: OoT > Fallout 2
Starcraft > Halo
KH > Soul Calibur
Zelda: WW > Skies of Arcadia
Metroid Prime > Half-Life
FFTA > Fire Emblem
FF X > Shenmue
GTA: Vice City > KoTOR
SSBM > MGS 2

Round Two
SMB 3 > Metroid
FF > Contra
Zelda > Donkey Kong
Tetris > Pong
CT > SMRPG
SMW > Sonic 2
Zelda: LttP > Super Metroid
FF VI > Doom
FF VII > Xenogears
MGS > FFT
Goldeneye > SotN
Zelda: OoT > SM64
Starcraft > KH
Zelda: WW > Metroid Prime
FF X > FFTA
SSBM > GTA: Vice City

R3 and following
SMB3 > FF
Zelda > Tetris
CT > SMW
Zelda: LttP > FF VI
FF VII > MGS
Zelda: OoT > Goldeneye
Starcraft > Zelda: WW
SSBM > FF X
SMB3 > Zelda
CT > Zelda: LttP
FF VII > Zelda: OoT
SSBM > Starcraft
CT > SMB3
FF VII > SSBM
FF VII > CT (Finals)

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