Best Video Game Tournament – 8-Bit Years – Round of 16

This is the round of 16 for the 8-bit generation of video games, covering games roughly between 1985-89 including the NES and Sega Master System.

Please vote for one game in each pairing.

The most upvoted games will continue to the quarterfinals.

From the round of 32:

  • The most voted game was Tetris once again, in one of the two biggest blowouts, against Kirby’s Adventure. Kirby’s Adventure is one of the finest games of the NES, in my opinion, but I get it. Nobody doesn’t like Tetris.
  • The least voted game was Windows stalwart Minesweeper, against The Legend of Zelda.
  • The game with the least votes moving on to the round of 16 is Paperboy. Its match against Golden Axe was the closest of the round, and Golden Axe was the game with the most votes that won’t be moving on.
  • Apart from Tetris vs. Kirby’s Adventure, the other biggest blowout was Super Mario Bros. 3 vs. Mega Man 3.

Voting ends 10PM EST Wednesday.