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Spring 2009 Contest
Announced: December 1, 2008
Started: April 7, 2009
Ended: June 9, 2009
Winner: Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Runner-up: Final Fantasy VII

Contest Winner: Krahenprophet - 653 points
Notable matches: S. Metroid/SMK/Sonic 3/Gunstar Heroes

KH/GTA:VC/Metroid Prime/Paper Mario
Pokemon RBY/Zelda:MM/P.Dark/B-K
Oblivion/ToS/God of War/GTA:SA
Zelda:TP/RE4/KHII/HL2
SM64/CT/SotN/SMW2
SMW/SMB3/LoZ/SMB
FFVII/LttP/SM64/FFVI
MGS4/SSBB/Zelda:TP/RE4
Zelda:OoT/FFVII/LttP/FFX
Zelda:OoT/FFVII

Spring 2009 Contest was the second Best. Game. Ever. tournament held on GameFAQs. SBAllen announced the nomination period for this contest just a mere two weeks from the conclusion of the last contest. However, it was clear that the bracket would not be revealed until mid-January 2009 as SB himself said that he did not have set plan yet on the contest (like the format, number of contenders, etc) when he announced the contest on the first of December 08, not to mention the upcoming holiday period for GameFAQs as a whole, possibly making this the longest nomination period in GameFAQs history.

Meanwhile, there are two interesting ground rules posted on the nomination page:

  • Nominating obvious "joke" games (i.e. low rated or extremely obscure games with silly names) will invalidate all of your nominations. Unlike the Character Battle, we actually want users to decide the best game of all time, and Big Rigs just doesn't fit.
  • User nominations will count for 1/3 of the bracket seeding; the other 2/3 will be based on professional review scores and GameFAQs user rating and review scores.

There has been many speculations on how the seedings and bracket will be assembled due to the mix of "professional review scores and GameFAQs user rating and review scores" for bracket seeding instead of only users' nominations. Ngamer has done an extensive research on this issue on the first week of the nomination period.

As it has been 5 years since the last Best. Game. Ever. contest, most Board 8 population were anticipating this contest with great passion. Petition starting from making sure the contest was 1 vs 1 to increasing series limit from 4 to 5 or 6 were brought up across the board to make sure SBAllen construct the bracket to be as fair and interesting as possible.

Allen also gave Board 8 the chance to edit the bracket itself via a swarm of add/remove topics. When the dust finally settled, these were the replacements:

Fallout -> DCK2
Super Smash Bros. -> Soul Calibur
Golden Sun -> Fire Emblem
TWEWY -> Street Fighter IV
Panzer Dragoon Saga -> Deus Ex
Super Street Fighter II Turbo -> Mortal Kombat II

2009 Spring Contest Detailed Stat Listings Edit

Contest Bracket
1972-1988Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Super Mario World
Super Mario Bros. 3
Final Fantasy VII
LoZ: A Link to the Past
Final Fantasy VII
LoZ: A Link to the Past
LoZ: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy X
LoZ: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy VII
Donkey Kong
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
Space Invaders
Tetris
Tetris
Donkey Kong
Mega Man 2
Pac-Man
Tetris
Mega Man 2
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Mega Man 2
Pac-Man
Pong
The Oregon Trail
Duck Hunt
Galaga
Ninja Gaiden
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.
Ninja Gaiden
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Dragon Warrior III
Contra
Metroid
The Legend of Zelda
1989-1991
Castlevania III
Civilization
Sonic the Hedgehog
Street Fighter II
Sonic the Hedgehog
Street Fighter II
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Secret of Monkey Island
Super Mario Bros. 3
Sonic the Hedgehog
Super Mario World
Final Fantasy IV
SimCity
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Super Bowl
The Secret of Monkey Island
Battletoads
Final Fantasy
Prince of Persia
Super Mario World
Super Mario World
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy IV
Mega Man 3
Crystalis
Final Fantasy IV
Mega Man 3
River City Ransom
1992-1994LoZ: A Link to the Past
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Super Mario 64
Gunstar Heroes
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Super Mario Kart
Super Metroid
Super Metroid
Super Mario Kart
LoZ: A Link to the Past
Donkey Kong Country
LoZ: A Link to the Past
Super Metroid
Final Fantasy VI
LoZ: Link's Awakening
Donkey Kong Country
Doom
Streets of Rage 2
LoZ: A Link to the Past
Final Fantasy VI
Mega Man X
Phantasy Star IV
LoZ: Link's Awakening
Final Fantasy VI
LoZ: Link's Awakening
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat II
Secret of Mana
Shining Force II
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
1995-1997
Donkey Kong Country 2
Goldeneye 007
Resident Evil 2
Super Mario RPG
Goldeneye 007
Super Mario RPG
Final Fantasy VII
Mario Kart 64
Final Fantasy VII
Goldeneye 007
Super Mario 64
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy VII
Mario Kart 64
Star Fox 64
Suikoden
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Kirby Super Star
Resident Evil
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Chrono Trigger
Yoshi's Island
Chrono Trigger
Earthbound
Lufia II
Yoshi's Island
1998-2000LoZ: Ocarina of Time
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Final Fantasy X
LoZ: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy X
Metal Gear Solid 4
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Banjo-Kazooie
Perfect Dark
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
LoZ: Majora's Mask
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
LoZ: Majora's Mask
Metal Gear Solid
Pokemon Gold/Silver
Metal Gear Solid
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
LoZ: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy VIII
Deus Ex
Final Fantasy Tactics
Metal Gear Solid
Pokemon Gold/Silver
Final Fantasy VIII
Soul Calibur
Starcraft
Xenogears
Final Fantasy VIII
Starcraft
LoZ: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy IX
Chrono Cross
Final Fantasy IX
Half-Life
LoZ: Ocarina of Time
2001-2003
Final Fantasy X
Metal Gear Solid 2
Silent Hill 2
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Final Fantasy X
Metal Gear Solid 2
Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Final Fantasy X
Kingdom Hearts
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Diablo II
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Kingdom Hearts
Metroid Prime
Paper Mario
Diablo II
Grand Theft Auto III
Halo: Combat Evolved
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Diablo II
Halo
Super Smash Bros.: Melee
LoZ: The Wind Waker
Disgaea
Fire Emblem
Super Smash Bros. Melee
LoZ: The Wind Waker
2004-2006LoZ: Twilight Princess
Resident Evil 4
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Metal Gear Solid 4
God of War
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Tales of Symphonia
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Tales of Symphonia
Metal Gear Solid 3
World of Warcraft
Metal Gear Solid 3
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
LoZ: Twilight Princess
Resident Evil 4
Halo 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Okami
World of Warcraft
Gears of War
Kingdom Hearts II
Resident Evil 4
Shadow of the Colossus
Resident Evil 4
Kingdom Hearts II
LoZ: Twilight Princess
Half-Life 2
Final Fantasy XII
Half-Life 2
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
LoZ: Twilight Princess
2007-2009
Grand Theft Auto IV
Persona 4
Street Fighter IV
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Grand Theft Auto IV
Call of Duty 4
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Call of Duty 4
Metal Gear Solid 4
Fallout 3
Call of Duty 4
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
Super Mario Galaxy
Team Fortress 2
Bioshock
LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4
Portal
Metal Gear Solid 4
Portal
Fallout 3
Halo 3
Fallout 3
Halo 3
Left 4 Dead
Mass Effect
2009 Spring Contest Matches

Round One
Tetris > Donkey Kong
MM2 > Pac-Man
SMB > Ninja Gaiden
Zelda 1 > Metroid
Sonic 1 > SFII
SMB3 > Monkey Island
SMW > FF
FFIV > MM3
S.Metroid > SMK
Zelda:LttP > DKC
FFVI > Zelda:LA
Sonic 2 > MKII
GE007 > SMRPG
FFVII > MK64
SM64 > SotN

CT > Yoshi's Island
Pokémon RBY > Zelda:MM
MGS > Pokémon GS
FFVIII > Starcraft
Zelda: OoT > FFIX
FFX > MGS2
KH > GTA:VC
Diablo II > Halo
SSBM > Zelda:WW
Oblivion > ToS
MGS3 > WoW
RE4 > KHII
Zelda: TP > Half-Life 2
SSBB > GTAIV
CoD4 > SMG
MGS4 > Portal
Fallout 3 > Halo 3

Round Two
Tetris > MM2
SMB > Zelda 1
SMB3 > Sonic 1
SMW > FF IV
Zelda:LttP > S.Metroid
FFVI > Zelda:LA
FFVII > GE007
SM64 > CT
MGS > Pokémon RBY
Zelda:OoT > FFVIII
FFX > KH
SSBM > Diablo II
MGS3 > Oblivion
Zelda:TP > RE4
SSBB > CoD4
MGS4 > Fallout 3

R3 and following
SMB > Zelda 1
SMB3 > SMW
Zelda:LttP > FFVI
FFVII > SM64
Zelda:OoT > Pokémon RBY
SSBM > FFX
Zelda:TP > RE4
SSBB > MGS4
SMW > SMB3
FFVII > Zelda:LttP
Zelda:OoT > FFX
MGS4 > SSBB
FFVII > Zelda:LttP
Zelda:OoT > FFX
Zelda:OoT > FFVII (Finals)
Zelda:OoT > FFVII (Bonus)

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