Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Top 64 (Part 1 of 2)

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 64 will run from the 15th through the 16th, 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 64 here. You can find both groups in the spoiler.

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Group 1

Group 2

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PLEASE LISTEN TO BOTH SONGS IN A MATCH BEFORE VOTING

Voting will be live until Saturday, February 14th at 9:00am Pacific 

Sonic the Hedgehog Spring Yard Zone 7 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Hydrocity Zone (Act 1) 11
Pictionary (NES) Mini Game 2 9 Earthbound Pollyanna 10
Final Fantasy VI The Decisive Battle 10 Mega Man X Storm Eagle 10
Chrono Trigger Undersea Palace 16 Final Fantasy IV The Dreadful Fight 6
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Chemical Plant Zone 9 Streets of Rage 2 Go Straight 12
Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge New Messiah 8 Solstice Title Screen Theme 15
Night Trap Night Trap Theme 11 Star Fox Venom 11
Cool Spot SNES Cool Spot -09- Bonus Level 13 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Angel Island Zone (Act 2) 8
Super Mario World Athletic 17 Final Fantasy IV Dancing Calcabrina 6
Secret of Mana Into the Thick of It 18 Earthbound Snowman 5
Donkey Kong Country Life in the Mines 19 Maniac Mansion Michael’s Theme 4
Final Fantasy VI Terra’s Theme 20 Ducktales Transylvania 2
Super Mario World Overworld Theme 11 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Hydrocity Zone (Act 2) 12
Chrono Trigger To Far Away Times 16 Ys I & II (PC Engine) Tower of the Shadow of Death 5
Castlevania Chronicles You Goddamned Bathead 12 Chrono Trigger Schala’s Theme 10
Star Fox Meteor 15 Donkey Kong Country Ice Cave Chant 9

Another pair of ties. I gave the nod to “Mega Man X – Storm Eagle” over “Final Fantasy VI – The Decisive Battle” and to “Night Trap – Night Trap Theme” over “Star Fox – Venom”.

Fun facts about the top 64:

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Top 64 by game:

  • 8:
    • Chrono Trigger [-5]
  • 6:
    • Final Fantasy VI [-6]
  • 4:
    • Earthbound [-6]
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 3 [-1]
  • 3:
    • Donkey Kong Country [-2]
  • 2:
    • F-Zero
    • Mega Man X [-1]
    • Pictionary (NES) [-1]
    • Silver Surfer (NES) [-1]
    • Sonic The Hedgehog [-2]
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 
    • Ys III: Wanderers From Ys
  • 1:
    • ActRaiser
    • Alisia Dragoon 
    • Castlevania Chronicles 
    • Cool Spot
    • Donkey Kong Country 2 
    • Doom
    • Final Fantasy V 
    • Journey to Sillius
    • Kirby’s Adventure [-1]
    • Lemmings
    • Mega Man 3 [-1]
    • Night Trap
    • Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
    • Plok
    • Secret of Mana [-1] 
    • Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble
    • Solstice
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 2 [-2]
    • Star Fox [-3]
    • StarTropics
    • Streets of Rage 2 [-1]
    • Super Mario World [-2]
    • Super Metroid
    • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo [-1] 
    • Turican II: The Final Fight

 

Remember the Fallen1:

  • Final Fantasy IV [-5]
  • Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge 
  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
  • Crystalis
  • Ducktales
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ghouls ‘N Ghosts (Amiga PAL)
  • Gimmick!
  • Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra
  • Maniac Mansion (NES)
  • Mega Man 6
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  • Shivers
  • Sonic CD
  • Street Fighter 2 
  • Super Mario Kart 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
  • The 7th Guest
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 
  • The Secret of Monkey Island
  • Time Trax
  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Ys I & II 

 

 

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