Back in the end of March, we informed you lovely readers of GameFAQs’ massive tournament to decide which video game reigns supreme over all of its competitors. Voting began on April 7th, with games from 1972-1988 battling it out.


The Legend of Zelda went up against Dragon Warrior III, Contra, and the original Metroid in the Zelda series’ first test. Not all that surprisingly, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid were the ones to advance to the next round. A Link to the Past and Donkey Kong Country advanced in their bracket, beating Streets of Rage II and the original Doom. Mega Man X and Phantasy Star IV were taken out by Link’s Awakening and Final Fantasy III, potentially setting up a Zelda vs. Zelda match-up in the second round of the 1992-1994 division. Somewhat shockingly, Majora’s Mask—a game that usually sees a lot of hate—defeated two huge titles, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark, advancing to the next round along with Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow.

The next Zelda title up to bat is Ocarina of Time, facing Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy IX, and Half-Life, which should be an intense battle. The Wind Waker will go up against Disgaea, Fire Emblem, and Super Smash Bros. Melee in its bracket, while Twilight Princess will lock horns with Final Fantasy XII, Half-Life 2, and Pheonix Wright.

We’ll keep you updated with the results. View the current bracket here.

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