Best Video Game Song Tournament, 1996-2000: Playoffs, Round 1 (Part 5 of 9)

It’s round 1 of the playoffs! 651 songs have qualified, with the top 373 earning byes to the next round (if you’re wondering, that’s every group champion plus the top 21 wild cards). The remaining 278 will square off. Each day will feature either 30 or 32 of these songs.

Since it’s the playoffs, groups will be active until 9:00 am Pacific the day after they post, or for roughly 24 hours. You can listen to a playlist of today’s songs (in matchup order) here.

Or you can work ahead!

PLEASE LISTEN TO BOTH SONGS IN A MATCH BEFORE VOTING

Voting will be live until Thursday, April 30th at 9:00am Pacific

Previous Round’s Results:

Outlaws The Last Gunfight 9 3 Pokemon Pinball Gengar Stage (Gastly in the Graveyard)
Final Fantasy IX Chamber Of A Thousand Faces 6 9 Skies of Arcadia Valua City
Star Ocean: The Second Story Endlessly 12 1 Crash Team Racing Boss Race
Sonic R Can You Feel the Sunshine (vocals) 9 8 Final Fantasy IX City Under Siege
Soul Blade Asian Dawn 8 4 Super Smash Bros. Opening
SaGa Frontier II Feldschlacht III (Battle 3) 9 5 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Wandering Ghosts
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Carrotus 9 4 System Shock 2 Ops 2
Interstate ’76 Mission Code: Brother from Another Mother 9 5 Deus Ex VersaLife
Skies of Arcadia Black Pirates’ Theme 1 12 DX-Ball 2 Orbital Flower
Interstate ’76 Interstate ’76 Theme 9 4 Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh Rage
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure Reach Air Burst (MoonDisc Version) 9 4 Moon: Remix RPG Adventure Goodbye, Pistol (MoonDisc Version)
Deus Ex Enemy Within 11 4 Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Menu
Final Fantasy VII Who… Are You? 11 4 Soul Calibur Worth Dying For
Um Jammer Lammy Keep Your Head Up! 12 3 Escape from Monkey Island Scumm Bar (Main)
Banjo-Tooie Mr. Patch 8 8 The Pandora Directive Tex’s Lament (Closing Credits)
Icewind Dale Icewind Dale Theme 6 8 Descent 2 Robot Jungle

One tie this time. I’m breaking in favor of the moody “Tex’s Lament” over “Mr. Patch”.