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Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Ulti's Analysis[]

Poll 2441
Division Hyrule Division Semi Final
Match # 17
Match Date Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
Vote difference 78,823
The Legend of Zelda - 75.39%
125 for - 0 against
The Legend of Zelda - 95.59%
(44,161 brackets)

Before getting into the match, the match pic theme has to be brought up. Sprite rounds are generally kick-ass (though not always for the right reasons), but the thought of having dueling characters on both sides of the picture was genius on CJayC's part. And it's nice to see him use sprites from what is FAR AND AWAY THE BEST ZELDA GAME, LINK TO THE PAST BABY OH YES. And let's not forget that X and the Metool are ****ing awesome as well. Nice theme idea, and I literally couldn't wait to see the rest of the round once I saw this.

As for the match itself, the game of "Can you top this?" between Zelda and FF was officially on at this point. It's one thing to blow away Civilization in a Colossus vs Fodder match, but quite another to have record vote totals in an SFF match. How "Nintendo" MMX is and whether or not it causes pure Nintendo SFF can be argued by the stat mongers until the end of time, for all I care. This match was a clinic that proved Zelda was far from unable to take Final Fantasy down, though unfortunately between that and the match pics, there isn't much else to say. Just lots of watching and waiting.

I'll also never like the 32 entrant or the divisions of 8 idea. Calling something a divisional semifinal in the second round just seems off.

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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)