Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

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Hottest Ro32

Poll ended at Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:29 am

10. Chrono Trigger
11
39%
22. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
3
11%
25. Ogre Battle
7
25%
28. Illusion of Gaia
7
25%
 
Total votes: 28
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Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:49 pm

1. A Link to The Past
2. Super Mario World
3. Yoshi's Island
4. Final Fantasy 2
5. Final Fantasy 3
6. Earthbound
7. Secret of Mana
8. Mega Man X
9. Super Castlevania IV
10. Chrono Trigger
11. Super Metroid
12. F-Zero
13. Star Fox
14. Killer Instinct
15. Kirby's Super Star
16. Super Mario RPG
17. Shadowrun
18. SoulBlazer
19. Terranigma
20. Out of this World
21. Earthworm Jim
22. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
23. Harvest Moon
24. Demon's Crest
25. Ogre Battle
26. Super Punch Out
27. Breath of Fire
28. Illusion of Gaia
29. EVO
30. Legend of the Mystical Ninja
31. SimAnt
32. Sunset Riders

The first pass of the sword has revealed some interesting stats:

1. All three of the "Gaia" trilogy survived. (SoulBlazer, Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma)
2. All of the Write-Ins lost, with the single exception of Sunset Riders.
3. JRPGs remaining: 8 (FF2, FF3, EB, SoM, CT, SMRPG, Harvest Moon, Breath of Fire)
4. Western RPGs remaining: 1 (Shadowrun)
5. Adventure/RPGs remaining: 5 (LttP, SoM, Gaia Trilogy)
6. Shooters Remaining: 2 (Star Fox, Sunset Riders)

All in all, the poll seems to be mostly dominated by platformers and JRPGs, which isn't a surprise considering what system we're talking about.

I'll be continuing to do matches of 4 with 2 votes for this round, starting with the 1v1s in the ro16.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:51 pm

Our first match of the ro32:

16. Super Mario RPG
29. EVO
3. Yoshi's Island
7. Secret of Mana

shhhhh guys i think we're still in trouble
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Classic » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:51 pm

It occurs to me that "Super" is almost like "The" in SNES titles. An empty word, artificially inflating the "S" and "T" sections, respectively.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Classic » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:52 pm

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Esperath » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:02 pm

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Healy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:30 pm

How am I the first person to vote for Yoshi's Island this round?
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Büge » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:37 pm

All my picks are out? That does it! From now on, I'm voting against everything.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Grath » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:46 pm

Büge wrote:All my picks are out? That does it! From now on, I'm voting against everything.

That's the spirit! I've been voting for making ties to annoy Friday this whole time.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby pacobird » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:03 pm

EVO is such a weird game. I hope it wins the cup.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Rico » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:53 pm

I love EVO and SMRPG, but Yoshis Island is pure brilliance and even though I think it's probably a technically worse game than Mario it was way more personally affecting.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Caithness » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:34 pm

Healy wrote:How am I the first person to vote for Yoshi's Island this round?


Seriously. Yoshi's Island is the best game on the system by a mile. I thought it was going to be the one to face off against Super Metroid in the final.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby pacobird » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:12 am

All in all, the poll seems to be mostly dominated by platformers and JRPGs, which isn't a surprise considering what system we're talking about.


Sidebar: even though the SNES might have been the stronger system a Genesis tourney would be interesting for exactly this reason.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Rico » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:17 am

Gene what? What sis? What what?

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Esperath » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:19 am

Braid wrote:
Healy wrote:How am I the first person to vote for Yoshi's Island this round?


Seriously. Yoshi's Island is the best game on the system by a mile. I thought it was going to be the one to face off against Super Metroid in the final.


sorry sephiroth is going to take it all
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby sei » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:21 am

Super Mario RPG
EVO
Yoshi's Island
Secret of Mana


Holy fuck, those titles. What a brutal round.

Gave it to EVO for how refreshingly different and interesting it was, even if the evolution system was mostly linear.

Gave it to SoM because, it's still one of the best co-op multiplayer experiences I can think of to date, even with the ring menu pausing.
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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Classic » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:09 am

So, look guys... I know EVO had a kind of janky difficulty curve, some obtuse mechanics, and some bonkers hidden stages and bonus bosses, and is generally imperfect in reaching for its mad ambition...
But SMRPG has Mallow.
Mallow.
I don't think there's enough awesome haiku on the planet to forgive that.

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Friday » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:23 am

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Re: Hottest SNES Game (Ro32)

Postby Niku » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:28 pm

Yoshi's Island and EVO get my vote.

Super Mario RPG is legitimately incredible, and has a very fun battle system, but it went on to be improved upon by Paper Mario and perfected by Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga. The graphics have aged poorly, and the weird non-canonical additions to the Mario world remain weird and non-canonical. Secret of Mana should rightly take this over EVO in any just world, but this isn't a just world. My nostalgia for how strange and offbeat EVO was when I found it beats out my nostalgia for the good times Mana gave me by a hair. Yoshi's Island is a masterpiece of game design and has absolutely gorgeous visuals.
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