Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Group 5

Group 3 Results:

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Group Champions:

We had a tie for 8th place; I broke in favor of “Dancing Calcabrina”, condemning “Space Armada” to slum it with the wild cards.

24 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Dark World
22 Chrono Trigger Chrono Trigger
21 F-Zero (SNES) Mute City
20 StarTropics Dungeon
19 Chrono Trigger Wind Scene
18 Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Ken’s Theme
18 Streets of Rage 2 Go Straight
17 Final Fantasy IV Dancing Calcabrina

Wild Card Standings:

17 Star Fox Space Armada
16 Maniac Mansion Michael’s Theme
16 Crystalis World Map
16 Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu) Endless Battlefield
16 Sonic & Knuckles Doctor Robotnik
16 Streets of Rage 2 Never Return Alive (Rain)
15 Earthbound Happy-Happy is Blue
15 Ducktales Transylvania
15 Full Throttle Legacy (Opening Theme)
15 Journey to Silius Stage 2 (Underground Concourse)
15 Chrono Trigger Sealed Door
15 Star Fox Map Select
15 Final Fantasy VI Coin Song
15 Turican II: The Final Fight (Amiga) Main Theme
14 Mega Man 6 Blizzard Man
14 Chrono Trigger To Good Friends
14 Super Mario Kart Rainbow Road
14 Donkey Kong Country Ice Cave Chant
14 Mega Man 6 Mr. X’s Fortress
13 Phantasy Star IV Motavia Field
13 Final Fantasy V The Day Will Come
13 Earthbound Pollyanna
13 Mega Man 7 Shade Man (Alternate Theme) (Ghosts n Goblins Remix)
13 Mega Man 4 Wily Battle
13 Earthbound Your Name, Please
13 Sonic CD Stardust Speedway Present (JP)
13 Mega Man 6 Plant Man
12 Final Fantasy VI Mt. Koltz
12 Silver Surfer (NES) Device Complete
12 Kirby’s Adventure Vegetable Valley 2
12 Final Fantasy IV Kingdom Baron
12 Kirby’s Adventure Boss Battle
12 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1995) “Music for Ludwig & Elisabeth (Eagle and Seagull)”
12 Final Fantasy IV Prologue
12 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge The Swamp
12 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Sword Search
12 Final Fantasy VI Epitaph
11 Super Robot Wars 3 Main Theme Crossing Through Time
11 Ys III: Wanderers From Ys The Boy’s Got Wings
10 Panzer Dragoon (SEGA Saturn) Track 2
10 Super Robot Wars 3 Neo Granzon
10 Sonic CD Sonic Boom
10 Shining Force 2 Ready for War
10 System Shock (PC) Intro
10 Sailor Moon: Another Story (Super Famicom) Legendary Battle
10 Mega Man 6 Knight Man
10 Phantasy Star IV Terrible Sight
10 Demon’s Crest (SNES) Cursed Towers
10 Secret of Mana Whisper and Mantra
10 Shining In The Darkness Fateful Battle
9 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Act 1 Boss
9 Mega Man X Sigma Stage 03
9 Command and Conquer Industrial
9 Romancing SaGa (Super Famicom 1992) Beat Them Up!
9 FX Fighter (June) Cyben 30 Theme
9 Crusader: No Remorse Rebel Base I
8 Lunar: The Silver Star (SEGA CD) Opening Song
8 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Death Egg Zone
8 Sonic and Knuckles Death Egg Zone
8 Myst Myst Theme
8 Trip World (Gameboy) World 2, Part I
7 Chrono Trigger Festival of Stars
7 ALIEN³ (Genesis) Main Title Part 2
7 Gabriel Knight: SIns of the Fathers Gabriel Knight Main Theme
6 DOOM Waltz Of the Demons
6 Super Robot Wars 3 Hot Wind Fierce Wind Psybuster
6 Super Fantasy Zone (SEGA Mega Drive) Opa! Opa!
5 Comix Zone Episode 01, Page 1-1
5 Super Robot Wars 3 Dashing Char Gundam
5 Fatal Labyrinth (Genesis) Floors 1-9
5 Toy Story (Genesis) Revenge of the Toys
4 Shining Force Prologue Theme
3 Breath of Fire II Windia
3 Romancing SaGa (Super Famicom) Ending Theme (Part 2)
2 Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi Barracks (Main Theme)

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Now we get to the eliminations. We have 616(!) songs in this tournament; they have been broken up into 19 groups of either 32 or 33. For the group stage, vote for as many songs as you like! The top 8 songs of each group will automatically advance to the knockout rounds. Additionally, the top 104 songs across all groups outside the top 8 will advance as “wild cards”. 1

We’ll be “feathering” groups; voting on group 5 will be active until Saturday January 18th at 10:00PM Pacific. Group 4 is still active until 10:00 pm tonight; vote here. Group 6 will start Saturday and be active until Sunday, and so on. Please listen to every song! Don’t just vote name recognition.

You can listen to all songs in group 5 in this handy YouTube playlist!  (Don’t worry, songs will also be linked in the comments, where voting will take place)

You can work ahead if you like:

Again, voting for group 5 is open until Saturday January 18th at 10:00PM Pacific.