Board 8 > Contest Stats and Discussion - Part 1367

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LeonhartFour
08/07/21 6:08:36 PM
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https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/1367-tournament-final-cloud-strife-vs-sephiroth

Now to wait until topic 1601 to post more match results that line up with the topic number!

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ctesjbuvf
08/08/21 5:43:41 AM
#2:


And outsiders are still coming here in contest season saying FFVII always wins.

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swirIdude
08/09/21 2:56:56 PM
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Now it will be "FFVII remake always wins!"

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LeonhartFour
08/09/21 5:10:59 PM
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ctesjbuvf
08/09/21 6:50:07 PM
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I wish it was true

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therealmnm
08/12/21 12:44:25 PM
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The Ringer is doing a Nickelodeon character bracket. Already at the Elite 8, but still interesting nonetheless!

https://www.theringer.com/tv/2021/8/12/22621204/best-nickelodeon-character-bracket-intro-elite-eight
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Leonhart4
08/12/21 12:47:36 PM
#7:


SpongeBob is going to win that thing isn't he

Lame

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therealmnm
08/12/21 1:17:43 PM
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Leonhart4 posted...
SpongeBob is going to win that thing isn't he

Lame

Unfortunately. I thought the Ringer audience was older and would bring some of the old school characters through.

But at the same time, if SpongeBob is powerful, you'd expect the Avatar characters to be powerful as well as they should appeal to older and younger people (Avatar is basically an American anime. TONS of people have watched/rewatched it on Netflix). But the Avatar characters bombed.
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LinkMarioSamus
08/12/21 1:20:27 PM
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Spongebob is pretty old-school by now TBH.

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pjbasis
08/12/21 1:27:43 PM
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Spongebob is the flagship of Nick.

And also one of the best shows on it for a few seasons. (Hey Arnold still the best though)

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Leonhart4
08/12/21 1:48:55 PM
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I had already bailed on Nick by the time SpongeBob began, so I have zero love for it.

Same with Avatar.

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WarThaNemesis2
08/12/21 4:51:33 PM
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therealmnm posted...
Unfortunately. I thought the Ringer audience was older and would bring some of the old school characters through.

But at the same time, if SpongeBob is powerful, you'd expect the Avatar characters to be powerful as well as they should appeal to older and younger people (Avatar is basically an American anime. TONS of people have watched/rewatched it on Netflix). But the Avatar characters bombed.

Spongebob IS old school, it came out before Final Fantasy IX, and are we going to say Vivi's recent boosts have been because of how powerful modern gaming is compared to 'old' games?

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Team Rocket Elite
08/12/21 4:55:44 PM
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I think something needs to be 70s or 80s to be considered old school on the Ringer. Like Doug is 1991 and may simply be too new even if it is much older than Spongebob.
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Leonhart4
08/12/21 5:07:54 PM
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Yeah, Ringer's demographic is even older than ours. SpongeBob might be popular because it's what their kids watch.

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Big Bob
08/12/21 6:37:32 PM
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I hate Spongebob because my current roommate does nothing but stay in her room watching it all day, every day. I literally have to wait until she stops watching it to go to sleep, and I wake up to her watching it in the morning.

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MetalmindStats
08/12/21 9:17:03 PM
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therealmnm posted...
But at the same time, if SpongeBob is powerful, you'd expect the Avatar characters to be powerful as well as they should appeal to older and younger people (Avatar is basically an American anime. TONS of people have watched/rewatched it on Netflix).
Isn't that exactly why it shouldn't be surprising to see the Avatar characters flop? I know that ancillary exposure helps the show skew older than other popular Nickelodeon productions, but I'd think that's more along the lines of teenagers/young adults, or at least people who were teenagers/young adults when it first aired. If anything, I'd guess the anime aesthetic/association is a turnoff to that 35-54ish demographic that seems dominant on The Ringer.

As for SpongeBob, I'd think he's strong for the same reason Pikachu presumably was in their video game character contest: voters probably aren't personally attached, but he became a respected symbol anyways through sheer exposure.

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Advokaiser
08/13/21 6:55:32 PM
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Why is Avatar in and not Yu-Gi-Oh!?

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Advokaiser
08/13/21 7:07:45 PM
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Also, each time I think of Kenan & Kel, this comes to mind:

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AnguishedEqualGoosefish-size_restricted.gif

That's the vibe it gives off to me. [insert emoji crying of laughter... Oh, nvm, here it is: ]

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MoogleKupo141
08/13/21 7:47:03 PM
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Advokaiser posted...
Why is Avatar in and not Yu-Gi-Oh!?

yu-gi-oh isnt a Nickelodeon thing

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Team Rocket Elite
08/14/21 1:18:10 AM
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https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/8549-which-franchise-that-started-on-the-snes-is-your-all-time

In a rematch, does Mario Kart beat Mega Man?
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abdou
08/14/21 5:58:33 AM
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chrono trigger is a franchise? it's one game

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snake_5036
08/14/21 6:20:42 AM
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I said the same thing, then I remembered Chrono Cross.

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Leonhart4
08/14/21 7:27:43 AM
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PrinceOfKoopas
08/14/21 10:02:58 AM
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I voted DKC because I was viewing this as a franchise poll, and while Chrono Trigger is the best game here, it's not the best franchise.

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therealmnm
08/14/21 3:37:42 PM
#25:


Lol, The Ringer had their own Mario vs Crono scenario and had to take away votes from Tommy Pickles, giving SpongeBob the win.
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therealmnm
08/14/21 3:44:43 PM
#26:


WarThaNemesis2 posted...
Spongebob IS old school, it came out before Final Fantasy IX, and are we going to say Vivi's recent boosts have been because of how powerful modern gaming is compared to 'old' games?

When I say old school, I meant the original Nicktoons (Doug, Rugrats, etc.). Of course SpongeBob is old school comparatively, but a different set of kids watched SpongeBob than the kids in the early 90s. The only reason I'm familiar with many of the Nick Toons that came out later is because I have a little brother 10 years younger than me. Demographics change quicker with kids cartoons.
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LeonhartFour
08/14/21 3:46:30 PM
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therealmnm posted...
Lol, The Ringer had their own Mario vs Crono scenario and had to take away votes from Tommy Pickles, giving SpongeBob the win.

man now I'm sad I missed it

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swirIdude
08/14/21 4:09:17 PM
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Can't believe The Ringer rigged the contest for SpongeBob!

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WarThaNemesis2
08/14/21 4:12:09 PM
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I can't believe Tommy Pickles and JRPG fans are similar in that they are massive babies.

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LeonhartFour
08/14/21 4:22:24 PM
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WarThaNemesis2 posted...
I can't believe Tommy Pickles and JRPG fans are similar in that they are massive babies.

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LeonhartFour
08/15/21 12:02:19 AM
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WarThaNemesis2
08/15/21 12:06:41 AM
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the last two polls have been really bad for Star Fox

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LeonhartFour
08/15/21 12:08:31 AM
#33:


WarThaNemesis2 posted...
the last two polls have been really bad for Star Fox

yeah, the best SNES franchise poll was oddly stable over the course of a decade

the only major changes were Chrono Trigger went up 2% and Star Fox went down 2%

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WarThaNemesis2
08/15/21 12:10:47 AM
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Congratulations to Star Fox for getting a (1) vote.

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LinkMarioSamus
08/15/21 6:32:05 AM
#35:


Didn't Super Mario RPG beat Super Metroid last time we held one of these polls?

So SNES games contest strength ranking still goes CT > LTTP > SMW > FFVI > Super Metroid?

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Not_Wylvane
08/15/21 8:16:11 AM
#36:


Has it really been almost twenty years since the first contest.

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Leonhart4
08/15/21 8:52:35 AM
#37:


Every game has either gone down or remained about the same except for Mario World, Super Metroid, and LttP.

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PrinceOfKoopas
08/15/21 2:01:37 PM
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Is https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/4426-what-is-your-all-time-favorite-non-nintendo-game-on-the-snes coming next?

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AxemRedRanger
08/15/21 6:52:08 PM
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PrinceOfKoopas posted...
Is https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/4426-what-is-your-all-time-favorite-non-nintendo-game-on-the-snes coming next?

If so, hopefully with Super Castlevania IV in the poll this time. Feel like it would at least beat Contra III on gamefaqs.

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Leonhart4
08/15/21 6:55:02 PM
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He hasn't changed the options on the last two polls, so I'd wager they stay the same if he runs that one as well.

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LusterSoldier
08/16/21 12:42:04 AM
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Well, as expected, we got our favorite non-Nintendo SNES game poll today:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/8551-

It's really weird Chrono Trigger isn't doing much better than the 2011 poll, since it was likely assumed Chrono Trigger back then wasn't quite as strong as it was in 2015. 2011 Chrono Trigger probably would have been closer to what it did in 2009 where it looked kind of bad.
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WarThaNemesis2
08/16/21 1:03:10 AM
#42:


lookit that ogre battle boost

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_SecretSquirrel
08/16/21 5:21:08 AM
#43:


LusterSoldier posted...
It's really weird Chrono Trigger isn't doing much better than the 2011 poll, since it was likely assumed Chrono Trigger back then wasn't quite as strong as it was in 2015. 2011 Chrono Trigger probably would have been closer to what it did in 2009 where it looked kind of bad.
I always thought that assumption was off-base, and that CT was just the victim of bad bracket placement a few contests in a row, like running into Missingno in round 1, or that Crono/Magus/Pikachu match.

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LinkMarioSamus
08/16/21 8:36:44 AM
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Nah I think there was just a big site shift or something between '09 and '10.

The BGE3 results line up a good deal better with GOTD1 than with BGE2. Granted the latter was a four-way contest.

Having said that I would not be surprised if you were right. I think the problem was that CT stuff looked considerably weaker compared to the site's heyday where Crono was beating Mario handily.

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Leonhart4
08/16/21 11:01:04 AM
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_SecretSquirrel posted...
I always thought that assumption was off-base, and that CT was just the victim of bad bracket placement a few contests in a row, like running into Missingno in round 1, or that Crono/Magus/Pikachu match.

Well, even if you take Magus out of there, Pikachu would have still had a shot. Also, going up 1% in a poll like this is still a good improvement, especially considering Final Fantasy VI has gone up even more, so it's not like CT is just stealing votes from another popular Square game.

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Seanchan
08/16/21 12:18:20 PM
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I for one am not SHOCKED at the calcification of these results over the last ten years. From a certain perspective, it's kinda scary how nearly identical the results are for the last few polls. It's the grand proof that no one new comes to GameFAQs anymore.

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LinkMarioSamus
08/16/21 1:40:13 PM
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Leonhart4 posted...
Well, even if you take Magus out of there, Pikachu would have still had a shot. Also, going up 1% in a poll like this is still a good improvement, especially considering Final Fantasy VI has gone up even more, so it's not like CT is just stealing votes from another popular Square game.

In fairness Pikachu is a beast.

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WarThaNemesis2
08/16/21 1:48:45 PM
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This isn't the kind of poll that will show a Chrono Trigger boost, because the Chrono Trigger boost wasn't a Chrono Trigger boost, it was the entire SNES boosting hard relative to the rest of gaming.

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LinkMarioSamus
08/16/21 2:04:42 PM
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That too. Although that doesn't really explain Super Metroid going from being behind Mario RPG to being ahead of it.

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Leonhart4
08/16/21 2:07:56 PM
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LinkMarioSamus posted...
That too. Although that doesn't really explain Super Metroid going from being behind Mario RPG to being ahead of it.

Super Metroid got more popular relative to the field.

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