Sorry you don't like the games so far. I'm honestly kind of a fan of Ring of Destruction myself, and Arch Rivals is one of the very, very few sports games I can understand in the slighest. I should point out that, if this works out, we can do a new tournament every month with new games, and maybe those will be more to your liking.
That goes for everybody who's voted. If your game didn't win, don't worry! It can always get another chance.
While Arch Rivals is admittedly not the best basketball game ever, it is very fun, and as noted, it's very easy to pick up & play, which I feel is important for a casual tournament. Pigskin 621AD would have been better, but we might as well save the best games for a later tournament.
The same goes for Ring of Destruction: while I do like Asura Buster more, ROD is far easier to play. It also hasn't caused the same amount of anger and frustration that Asura Buster has among the GC9X hosts that have played it. Some of the Asura Buster matches have gotten downright nasty, especially when you factor in the sudden death mechanic.
Edit: It should also be noted that these games can be played casually among the members of HG101 at any time outside of the tournament. I'm usually on MAMEHub a few times a week, so I can easily host a game for those that are more curious about the games being voted on.
I criticized only one specific game that is winning (Arch Rivals) and suddenly people paint me as if I'm against every choice that isn't mine. Talk about missing the point.
Just for the record, I have nothing against Arch Rivals winning (or Super Muscle Bomber for that matter). I'm just perplexed that people actually want to play Arch Rivals since it's a rather terrible game by every criteria and pretty boring once the humor wears out.
Super Muscle Bomber on the other hand, is a solid fighting game (it is a 90s Capcom game after all) and quite enjoyable, if nothing spectacular. I actually find no faults with that game despite both of you implying otherwise.
Also I wouldn't describe Biker Mice as a Mario kart clone, since it's an iso-racer.
The perspective is different, but the play mechanics are otherwise very similar, due to the player's ability to pick and use items against other racers like in Super Mario Kart. In any case, it definitely meets the criteria of a mascot racer. However, it's probably the only decent game of its genre available on the SNES that doesn't involve Mario and his friends (aside from that Power Rangers Zeo bike racing game) and it's different enough to stand on its own.
No, voting's not over yet. It's still the 9th over here for me, I should have remembered that for a lot of you it IS, the 10th. Basically, you still have until tommorow, 8 PM Central Time, to get in your votes. So yes, I did count your votes, KaL and Jave. S'all good. Actually, let's check the votes again now that our underdogs have gotten some love:
Mortal Kombat 2: 2 Arch Rivals: 6 Ring of Destruction: 5 Asura Buster: 3 Pac-Attack: 2 Biker Mice From Mars: 2
Never knew this existed but its way to over complicated to set up and messing with Ip addresses sounds way to risky to me. Never had to go though any of that to use Kaleria and that was years ago. But best of luck to the ones playing in this.