Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1990-1995: Top 16

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 16 here.


Voting will be live until Wednesday, February 19th at 9:00am Pacific 

Donkey Kong Country 2 Stickerbrush Symphony 11 Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble Main Theme 10
Final Fantasy V Battle at the Big Bridge 14 Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone 8
Chrono Trigger Corridors of Time 14 Chrono Trigger Guardia Milliennial Fair 7
Pictionary (NES) Title Screen Theme 4 Silver Surfer (NES) Level 2 16
Earthbound Your Name, Please 10 Journey to Silius Stage 2 (Underground Concourse) 12
Sonic The Hedgehog Starlight Zone 5 Chrono Trigger Chrono Trigger 17
ActRaiser Fillmore 5 Turican II: The Final Fight (Amiga) Main Theme 13
Final Fantasy VI Magitek Research Facility / Devil’s Lab 7 Silver Surfer (NES) Level 1 14
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Dark World 13 Chrono Trigger Secret of the Forest 8
Chrono Trigger Memories of Green 15 Donkey Kong Country Fear Factory 8
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Ice Cap Zone (Act 1) 9 Final Fantasy VI Dancing Mad 12
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Mystic Cave Zone 10 Earthbound Onett Theme 12
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Hydrocity Zone (Act 1) 11 Chrono Trigger Undersea Palace 12
Streets of Rage 2 Go Straight 12 Cool Spot SNES Cool Spot -09- Bonus Level 11
Secret of Mana Into the Thick of It 5 Final Fantasy VI Terra’s Theme 17
Chrono Trigger To Far Away Times 11 Castlevania Chronicles You Goddamned Bathead 7

Fun facts about the top 16:


Top 16 by game:

  • 5:
    • Chrono Trigger 
  • 2:
    • Final Fantasy VI 
    • Silver Surfer (NES) 
  • 1:
    • Donkey Kong Country 2 
    • Earthbound
    • Final Fantasy V 
    • Journey to Sillius
    • Streets of Rage 2 
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Turican II: The Final Fight

Remember the Fallen1:

  • ActRaiser
  • Castlevania Chronicles 
  • Cool Spot
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Pictionary (NES)
  • Secret of Mana  
  • Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble
  • Sonic The Hedgehog [-2]
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3 [-2]