Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Top 32

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

We’re now small enough for every song to be up every 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 the entire top 32 here.

PLEASE LISTEN TO BOTH SONGS IN A MATCH BEFORE VOTING

Voting will be live until Tuesday, February 18th at 9:00am Pacific 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Dark World 11 Pictionary (NES) Drawing Game 8
Final Fantasy VI Shadow’s Theme 6 Chrono Trigger Secret of the Forest 12
Chrono Trigger Memories of Green 12 Final Fantasy VI Overture 7
Kirby’s Adventure Vegetable Valley 2 6 Donkey Kong Country Fear Factory 14
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Ice Cap Zone (Act 1) 12 StarTropics Dungeon 6
Final Fantasy VI Dancing Mad 13 F-Zero (SNES) Mute City 6
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Mystic Cave Zone 16 Lemmings Miners & Climbers (Amiga) 2
Earthbound Onett Theme 13 F-Zero Big Blue 5
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Hydrocity Zone (Act 1) 13 Earthbound Pollyanna 8
Mega Man X Storm Eagle 3 Chrono Trigger Undersea Palace 15
Streets of Rage 2 Go Straight 9 Solstice Title Screen Theme 9
Night Trap Night Trap Theme 8 Cool Spot SNES Cool Spot -09- Bonus Level 10
Super Mario World Athletic 7 Secret of Mana Into the Thick of It 12
Donkey Kong Country Life in the Mines 4 Final Fantasy VI Terra’s Theme 16
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Hydrocity Zone (Act 2) 7 Chrono Trigger To Far Away Times 13
Castlevania Chronicles You Goddamned Bathead 9 Star Fox Meteor 7

We had a tie, and it was a tough one for me to break. In the end, I gave a slight edge to “Streets of Rage 2 – Go Straight” over “Solstice – Title Screen Theme”. Probably the hardest tie I’ve had to break so far though.

Fun facts about the top 32:

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Top 32 by game:

  • 7:
    • Chrono Trigger 
  • 3:
    • Final Fantasy VI 
  • 2:
    • Earthbound 
    • Silver Surfer (NES) 
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  • 1:
    • ActRaiser
    • Castlevania Chronicles 
    • Cool Spot
    • Donkey Kong Country
    • Donkey Kong Country 2 
    • Final Fantasy V 
    • Journey to Sillius
    • Pictionary (NES)
    • Secret of Mana  
    • Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    • Streets of Rage 2 
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Turican II: The Final Fight

 

Remember the Fallen1:

  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Doom
  • F-Zero [-2]
  • Kirby’s Adventure 
  • Lemmings
  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man X [-2]
  • Night Trap
  • Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
  • Plok
  • Solstice
  • Star Fox 
  • StarTropics
  • Super Mario World 
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo 
  • Ys III: Wanderers From Ys [-2]

 

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