Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2001-2004: Group 33

(Full, current standings of all completed groups can always be found here)

Group 31 Results

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47.62% Iridion II See The Sun Burn
47.62% Iridion II Citizen Discharged
47.62% Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean The True Mirror
42.86% Zone of the Enders Factory (Vivid Transparency)
38.10% Bionicle: Mata Nui Online Game II Hahli’s Awakening
38.10% Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland Butter Building
38.10% Super Smash Bros. Melee Menu 2
38.10% Final Fantasy X Hymn of the Fayth – Yunalesca
38.10% Silent Hill 4 Room of Angel
33.33% Halo 2 Unyielding
33.33% Halo: Combat Evolved Opening Suite
33.33% Advance Wars Sami’s Theme
33.33% The Incredible Machine – Even More Contraptions Unplugged
33.33% Mega Man Battle Network Hour of Fate
33.33% Ollie King Teknopathetic [e-Pop ‘n’ Disco 80’s Mix]
33.33% Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura Main Theme
33.33% Technictix TGM In The Bottle
28.57% Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Boss Battle
28.57% Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords The Jedi / Rebuilt Jedi Enclave
28.57% Medal of Honor: Frontline Arnhem Knights
28.57% Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Czerka Site
28.57% Fable Temple of Light
23.81% Remember 11: The Age of Infinity Animus
23.81% Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Oninage
23.81% Runescape Newbie Melody
23.81% Kingdom Hearts Scherzo di Notte
19.05% Sonic Heroes Hang Castle
19.05% Xenosaga Episode I Gnosis
19.05% Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos- Frozen Throne Power of the Horde
19.05% Advance Wars Drake’s Theme
14.29% Knights of the Old Republic Korriban Sith Academy
14.29% The Urbz: Sims in the City Shut Up

A weak group keeps hope alive on the bubble. Our headliner here is Iridion II, the little-known GBA game that’s been the vanguard of our “hey, the GBA had some jams!” movement. It’s currently the 10th most represented game in our top 256, with 7 songs.

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Newly Eliminated 1

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40.00% Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Come On! (Battle theme)
40.00% Sonic Adventure 2 Live & Learn
40.00% Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Grabacr
40.00% Unlimited SaGa Space-Time Travels
38.10% Bionicle: Mata Nui Online Game II Hahli’s Awakening
38.10% Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland Butter Building
38.10% Super Smash Bros. Melee Menu 2
38.10% Final Fantasy X Hymn of the Fayth – Yunalesca
38.10% Silent Hill 4 Room of Angel
33.33% Halo 2 Unyielding
33.33% Halo: Combat Evolved Opening Suite
33.33% Advance Wars Sami’s Theme
33.33% The Incredible Machine – Even More Contraptions Unplugged
33.33% Mega Man Battle Network Hour of Fate
33.33% Ollie King Teknopathetic [e-Pop ‘n’ Disco 80’s Mix]
33.33% Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura Main Theme
33.33% Technictix TGM In The Bottle
28.57% Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Boss Battle
28.57% Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords The Jedi / Rebuilt Jedi Enclave
28.57% Medal of Honor: Frontline Arnhem Knights
28.57% Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Czerka Site
28.57% Fable Temple of Light
23.81% Remember 11: The Age of Infinity Animus
23.81% Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Oninage
23.81% Runescape Newbie Melody
23.81% Kingdom Hearts Scherzo di Notte
19.05% Sonic Heroes Hang Castle
19.05% Xenosaga Episode I Gnosis
19.05% Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos- Frozen Throne Power of the Horde
19.05% Advance Wars Drake’s Theme
14.29% Knights of the Old Republic Korriban Sith Academy
14.29% The Urbz: Sims in the City Shut Up

40% remains the bubble, with 5 40%ers still in and 9 songs currently facing diversity playoffs. There’s an outside chance that some advance at least to the diversity round, but it’s impossible for them all to make it.

Outside of bubble news, I’d like to give a bittersweet shoutout to “Hahli’s Awakening” from Bionicle: Mata Nui Online Game II. At 38.1% it won’t be advancing, but in terms of both percentage and raw votes this is the best a song from either Bionicle game has done so far. I believe these games are the first Flash games to be nominated for these tournaments; Flash games are a quickly forgotten piece of gaming history, since many were poorly archived and the Flash plugin has been steadily purged by the likes of Apple and Google2. Indeed, the Mata Nui Online Games only exist today thanks to the efforts of dedicated fans. With everything working against them, it hasn’t been easy for these games in our tournament, but it’s nice to see some of their songs can still resonate.

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It’s time for group play! We have 1,086 songs in this tournament; they have been broken up into 34 groups of 323. For the group stage, vote for as many songs as you like! We’re doing things a little differently this time around. Winning your group no longer means anything; instead, songs will be ranked based on how many upvotes they got compared to how many people voted in that round.4 After all groups are done, the top 256 songs from across all groups will advance to the playoffs!

…unless! By popular demand, we’re also implementing a diversity system! If an individual game places more than 10 songs into the top 256, songs 11+ per game will face off against songs 257+5 in a play-in round.

We’ll be “feathering” groups; voting on group 33 will be active until Thursday September 24th at 10:00PM Pacific. Group 32 is active until 10:00 pm tonight; vote here. Group 34 will start Thursday and be active until Friday. Please listen to every song! Don’t just vote name recognition.

You can listen to all songs in group 33 in this handy YouTube playlist!  (Don’t worry, songs will also be linked in the comments, where voting will take place)

You can work ahead if you like:

Again, voting for group 33 is open until Thursday September 24th at 10:00PM Pacific