Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Top 256 (Part 2 of 8)

Now it’s time for the knockout rounds. We’ll be single-elimination from here on out. You can see the bracket (with results!) here

The top 256 will run from the 3rd through the 10th, 32 songs a day. Groups will no longer be feathered, and will instead be open until 9:00 am Pacific the day after they go live (roughly the time the next group goes live). You can listen to a playlist of today’s songs (in matchup order) here, or listen to the entire top 256 here. You can find all 8 groups in the spoiler.


Voting will be live until Tuesday, February 4th at 9:00am Pacific 

Previous round results:

Donkey Kong Country Aquatic Ambience 18 Mega Man 3 Wily fortress 1 8
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium Behind the Circuit 12 Final Fantasy VI Balance Is Restored (Ending Theme) 9
Sonic & Knuckles Lava Reef Zone Act 1 10 Sonic CD Stardust Speedway Present (JP) 10
Donkey Kong Country 2 Stickerbrush Symphony 17 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Launch Base Zone Act 1 7
Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble Main Theme 11 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery “Music for Ludwig & Elisabeth (Eagle and Seagull)” 8
Mega Man 3 Gemini Man 9 Earthbound Happy-Happy is Blue 14
Mega Man 4 Cossack Fortress 2 6 Secret of Mana Meridian Dance 13
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Ken’s Theme 14 Chrono Trigger Sealed Door 9
Super Metroid Brinstar Jungle Floor 14 Silver Surfer (NES) Device Complete 9
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Carnival Night Zone (Act 1) 7 Final Fantasy VI Setzer’s Theme 14
Final Fantasy VI Kefka 12 Final Fantasy VI Save Them! 11
Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Snow Mountain 6 Final Fantasy V Battle at the Big Bridge 16
Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone 15 Final Fantasy VI Mt. Koltz 8
Kirby’s Adventure Vegetable Valley 9 Earthbound You’ve Come Far (Coffee Break) 13
Doom At Doom’s Gate (Roland SC-55 version) 16 Sonic CD Stardust Speedway Bad Future (JP) 10
Super Mario Kart Koopa Beach 14 Super Mario Kart Rainbow Road 9

We had a tie in round 3; I broke in favor of Stardust Speedway Present (JP) over Lava Reef Zone Act 1. The superior Bad Future may have lost to Doom but at least some iteration of the song may now live on.