Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Group 18

Group 16 Results:


Group 16 Champions:

19 Donkey Kong Country DK Island Swing
18 Final Fantasy VI Dancing Mad
16 Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge New Messiah
16 Kirby’s Adventure Green Greens
15 Plok Boss
15 Secret of Mana Eternal Recurrence
14 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Hydrocity Zone (Act 1)
13 Earthbound Battle Against a Weird Opponent

8th place ties are back; Final Fantasy VI’s “Aria di Mezzo Carattere” and “Forever Rachel” are wild cards.

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10 The Terminator (SEGA CD) Future Shock
10 Ys I & II (PC Engine) Ice Ridge of Noltia
10 Turtles in Time Alleycat Blues
10 Mega Man 5 Gravity Man
8 Suikoden Into a World of Illusion
8 F-Zero White Land II
7 F-Zero (SNES) Ending
7 Final Fantasy V Music Box
7 MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat Arkham Bridge
6 Shivers Gods and Religious Items
6 Mechwarrior 2 Pyre Light
5 Tengai Makyou Zero Tenjin’s Theme
4 Conquests of the Longbow Watling Street
4 Terranigma Light Side Field

Our bubble number remains 11. At this point, there are 24 spots for 54 songs. At this point, it’s likely the bubble will remain at 11, although I will have to cut almost all 11 vote songs via tiebreakers.

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
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
14 Streets of Rage Fighting in the Street
14 Yoshi’s Island Flower Garden
14 Final Fantasy VI Overture
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
13 X-Men Arcade Here Comes the Heroes
13 Final Fantasy VI Aria di Mezzo Carattere
13 Final Fantasy VI Forever Rachel
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
12 Donkey Kong Country Bonus Room Blitz
12 Donkey Kong Country Gangplank Galleon
12 Secret of Mana Meridian Dance
12 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Marble Garden Zone Act 1
12 Sonic CD Stardust Speedway Bad Future (JP)
12 Alisia Dragoon (Genesis) Stage 6-2
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
11 Mega Man 4 Ring Man
11 Kirby’s Adventure Title Theme
11 Earthbound Smiles and Tears
11 The Secret of Monkey Island The SCUMM Bar
11 Sam & Max Hit the Road Carnival of the Odd
11 Kirby’s Adventure Butter Building
11 Double Dragon II Main theme (Amiga)
11 Final Fantasy VI Esper World / Another World Of Beasts
11 Top Gear Circuit Theme A
11 Ecco the Dolphin Opening
11 Tempest 2000 (Atari Jaguar) Mind’s Eye
11 Zombies Ate My Neighbors! (SNES) Stage: Curse of the Tongue
11 Alien Breed Main theme
11 SOS/Septentrion (SNES) The Sinking Ship
11 Ristar Busy Flare
11 Mega Man 4 Skull Man
11 Final Fantasy VI Searching for Friends
11 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Opening Demo
11 Actraiser Bloodpool/Casandora
11 Mega Man X Boss Battle 01
11 Castlevania Chronicles The Tower of Dolls
11 Mega Man 4 Wily Fortress 2
11 Sword of Vermilion Intro Music


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 18 will be active until Friday January 31st at 10:00PM Pacific. Group 17 is still active until 10:00 pm tonight; vote here. Group 19 will start Friday and be active until Saturday. Please listen to every song! Don’t just vote name recognition.

You can listen to all songs in group 18 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 18 is open until Friday January 31st at 10:00PM Pacific.