Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Group 12

Group 10 Results:


Group 10 Champions:

22 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Hyrule Field Main Theme
16 Doom At Doom’s Gate (Roland SC-55 version)
16 Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble Main Theme
16 Star Fox Corneria
15 Pictionary (NES) Title Screen Theme
15 Chrono Trigger Silent Light
15 Final Fantasy VI The Veldt
14 Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Mystic Cave Zone

There was a tie for 8th, so I chose to award Mystic Cave Zone the final spot, sending Street Fighter 2 – Ryu’s Theme and Final Fantasy V – Battle at the Big Bridge to the Wild Card.

Remember the Fallen1:

9 Battletoads & Double Dragon Robo Manus
9 Mega Man 3 Level Select
9 Terranigma Zue
8 Secret of Mana Orphans of the Storm
8 Knuckles Chaotix Midnight Greenhouse
8 Mega Man X3 Gravity Beetle
8 Silver Surfer (NES) Summoned By Galactus
8 Seiken Densetsu 3 The Sacrifice Part III
7 Mega Man 7 Bass
6 Quiz & Dragons Arcade 2E Question 2A
6 Tengai Makyou Zero Shinjuu Theme
3 Phantasy Star IV Pain
3 Earthworm Jim 2 Anything But Tangerines

Wild Card Standings:10 remains our bubble number, though its status as such grows ever more precarious. As usual, the bubble exceeds available space; if this doesn’t sort itself out by the end I will break the remaining ties.

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
15 The Secret of Monkey Island Title Theme (MS-DOS Roland MT-32 version)
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
14 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Oil Ocean Zone
14 Sonic the Hedgehog Marble Zone
14 Street Fighter 2 Ryu’s Theme
14 Final Fantasy V Battle at the Big Bridge
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
13 Sonic CD Metallic Madness Present (JP)
13 Chrono Trigger Tyran Castle
13 Final Fantasy VI The Mines Of Narshe
13 Ys I & II (PC Engine) Tower of the Shadow of Death
13 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Launch Base Zone Act 1
13 Mega Man 4 Bright Man
13 Earthbound Snowman
13 Sonic CD Palmtree Panic Bad Future (JP)
13 Mega Man X Armored Armadillo
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
12 Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist The Ballad of Freddy Pharkas (sung by Al Lowe)
12 Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen Go-Go March!
12 Super C (NES) Stage 1
12 Final Fantasy V Harvest
12 Chrono Trigger Ruined World
12 Darkwing Duck Floating Fortress Stage
12 Mega Man X Launch Octopus
12 Mega Man 4 Dust Man
12 Ys III: Wanderers From Ys Valestine Castle
12 Final Fantasy V Ahead on Our Way
12 Mega Man 3 Spark Man
12 Mega Man 6 Select Screen
12 Mega Man X3 Opening Stage
12 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Final Boss
12 Sonic & Knuckles Flying Battery Zone Act 2
12 Ys III: Wanderers From Ys The Strongest Foe
12 Maniac Mansion Ending Theme
11 Super Robot Wars 3 Main Theme Crossing Through Time
11 Ys III: Wanderers From Ys The Boy’s Got Wings
11 Lagrange Point Theme Of Isis
11 Final Fantasy IV Red Wings
11 Demon’s Crest (SNES) Memorial of the Fallen Ones
11 The Smurfs The Swamps
11 Castlevania Bloodlines The Sinking Old Sanctuary
11 Mega Man 7 Slash Man
11 Crusader of Centy (Genesis) Battle 1
11 Doom II Running From Evil
11 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Metropolis Zone
11 Castlevania Chronicles Moon Fight
11 Earthworm Jim (Special Edition) Buttville: The Descent
11 Final Fantasy VI The Prelude
11 Mega Man 3 Wily fortress 1
11 Star Fox Titania Boss
11 Yoshi’s Island Bowser
11 Mega Man X Chill Penguin
11 Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen White Storm
11 Mega Man X3 Blizzard Buffalo
11 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Priest
11 Terranigma Crysta
11 Sam & Max Hit The Road Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence (Roland MT-32)
11 Mega Man 7 Shade Man
11 Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen Impregnable Defense
11 Mega Man X Flame Mammoth
11 Street Fighter 2 Turbo Ken’s Stage
11 Sonic the Hedgehog Spring Yard Zone
11 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Chrome Gadget
11 Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Ryu’s Stage
11 Secret of Mana Crisis
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
10 Turrican II Desert Rocks
10 Mega Man 3 Password Theme
10 Phantasmagoria Consumite Furore (Main Theme)
10 Rock n’ Roll Racing (SNES) Paranoid
10 Sim City (SNES) Village Theme
10 Sonic CD Sonic You Can Do Anything (JP)
10 Star Control II Hyperspace (3DO version)
10 Ys I & II (PC Engine) Palace of Destruction
10 Illusion of Gaia Sky Garden
10 Lightening Force, aka Thunder Force IV Stage 1A
10 Mega Man X3 Volt Catfish
10 Axelay (SNES) Unkai
10 Mega Man 6 Yamato Man
10 Laser Lords (CD-I) Warp Music
10 Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge Chromatische Phantasie
10 Castlevania Bloodlines Calling From Heaven
10 Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy Eat Your Vegetables
10 Ys I & II (PC Engine) Palace
10 Final Fantasy V Home Sweet Home
10 Yoshi’s Island Ending Theme
10 Sonic CD Wacky Workbench Past (JP)
10 Shivers Main Hall
10 Final Fantasy V Pirates Ahoy!
10 Mega Man X2 Wheel Gator
10 Mega Man 6 Tomahawk Man
10 Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Tower of Lahja
10 Gate of Thunder (PC Engine CD / TurboGrafx CD) Stage 1
10 Sonic CD Palmtree Panic Present (JP)
10 Mega Man 5 Wily’s Fortress
10 F-Zero (SNES) Red Canyon


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”. 2

We’ll be “feathering” groups; voting on group 12 will be active until Saturday January 25th at 10:00PM Pacific. Group 11 is still active until 10:00 pm tonight; vote here. Group 13 will start Saturday and be active until Monday3, and so on. Please listen to every song! Don’t just vote name recognition.

You can listen to all songs in group 12 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 12 is open until Saturday January 25th at 10:00PM Pacific.