**Update** Round 1 voting has been closed - Round 2 voting is now open!
Since I'm really missing March Madness and the Final Four (and let's be real, this quarantine thing is driving some of us nuts), I thought it would be fun to put together a tournament bracket using the Top 64 games, from Pinside's Top 100, to hypothetically decide what the Greatest Pinball Game of All-Time is.
I would assume most of us on Pinside understand how tournament brackets work (if you don't, PM me), so we'll get right to the meat and potatoes on how this bracket will run.
- How are the seeds determined? This is decided by today's (4/3/20) Pinside Top 100, we're only using the Top 64 ranked games. Yes, there was a three way tie at 64, but I went with Tales From the Crypt to represent that spot.
- Who "plays" who? #1 rank plays #64, #2 rank plays #63, #3 rank plays #62, and so on.
- How do we decide a winner? Your voting. There will be 32 matchups to start the first round, which will be cut down 16 next round, and so on. Once this round is complete, I will start a new thread with each round.
- How long is the voting open? Voting for the first round will stay open until 10pm EST/7pm PST Sunday. Votes will be tallied and the new round of 32 will start on Monday.
- Your voting poll is confusing, how do I know what to do? I have attached a matchup spreadsheet to make it as clear as possible. Also, I have taken a screenshot for sample voting for reference. When you look at the voting poll, you'll see something like this:
1 Pirates of the Caribbean (JJP) VS 64 Tales From the Crypt
As you can see above, the higher ranked game (which will be on the left) is Pirates, who is matching up again the lower ranked game (which will be on the right) Tales From the Crypt. Each individual matchup goes left to right. You would vote for one or the other, not both. If you do this right, you have an opportunity to vote 32 times this round.
- In an event there is a tie between the matchup, the higher ranked game will move on to the next round.
If anyone has any other questions, feel free to post below or send me a PM.
Last but not least, I hope this is fun for all of you as it is for me. There are some great matchups to vote on. Enjoy the tournament!