The Best Year in Gaming: 1978 vs. 1995

Welcome back to our Best Year in Gaming March Madness bracket competition! Yesterday we looked at 1977 vs. 1989 and it was, as expected, a bloodbath. Today’s matchup promises to be even more lopsided, so let’s get right to it.

Result: 1989 Wins

Next up we’re looking at one of the worst blowouts in the tournament. There are some phenomenal, important games in 1978 that lay the foundations for years to come. None of it matters next to the juggernaut that is 1995.


So let’s wrap up this blowout by taking a fun trip down memory line and remembering just how good Chrono Trigger is as a game. Then check back tomorrow when we have one of the tightest matchups in the tournament.

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