The results from last Sunday's poll are in and it was a major upset to say the least. In a come-from-behind victory that nobody was expecting even in their wildest of wild dreams, Street Fighter II
-- the plucky underdog that nobody believed in -- has come out on top with an astonishing 32% of the poll totalling 763 votes.
Now, with the sarcastic statement of the obvious out of the way, let's look at the results. It seems SFII
has a monopoly on gamer nostalgia, as the other retro classics, Galaga
, and Frogger
gather a paltry 11% of the vote with 242 votes combined. It should be noted that Galaga
seems to be the favored retro hit outside of SFII, though.
By far the most interesing aspect of this poll is the performance of Lumines Live
, Small Arms
, and Texas Hold 'em,
with a combined 47% of the vote. This is evidence that the real strength of Live Arcade is its ability to bring us original content (just as Cloning Clyde
project lead, John Nielson told us
earlier this week). No doubt had titles like Castle Crashers
been on the poll, they would have shown a strong performance as well.
So, to wrap up, Capcom is the king of selling us our youth, and people want to see more games that you can't get anywhere else. Here's to the 360 for making Wednesdays a little brighter. Cheers.