At issue:Should the genre of games "Metroidvania" be renamed? Vote Up if you think it should be renamed; Down if you think it should not be.
- "Metroidvania", a portmanteau of Metroid and Castlevania, is non-indicative to people who don't know what those games are.
- Pre-existing term coined outside the wiki, which is commonly referenced in professional gaming magazines and websites.
- Googling "metroidvania" returns about 144,000 hits, of which TV Tropes appears only once on the first page of results. Adding "-site:tvtropes.org" or even "-tropes" to the search returns nearly 2 million results.
- No argument for misuse inside the wiki has been presented.
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