Best Video Game Song Tournament, 01-04: Top 64 (Part 2 of 2)

With two rounds of playoffs in the books, we move on to the top 64! It’s really heating up now!

Since it’s the playoffs, groups will be active until 9:00AM Pacific the day after they post1, or for roughly 24 hours. You can listen to a playlist of today’s songs (in matchup order) here.

Or you can work ahead!

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Part 1

Part 2

Or listen to every song here.

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PLEASE LISTEN TO BOTH SONGS IN A MATCH BEFORE VOTING

Voting will be live until Monday, October 19th at 9:00AM Pacific

Previous Round Results:

Luigi’s MansionMain Theme136Ys VI: The Ark of NapishtimMighty Obstacle
IcoICO -You Were There-1310Super Smash Bros. MeleeMute City
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerTitle515Katamari DamacyThe Moon and the Prince
Jet Set Radio FutureTeknopathetic810Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und BöseFatal Fight (Jin & Margulis)
Iridion IICitizen Discharged119Kingdom HeartsHikari (Orchestral)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of SeasonsTarm Ruins129Shin Megami Tensei: NocturneDante Battle
Metroid PrimePhendrana Drifts711Gitaroo ManThe Legendary Theme
Super Smash Bros. MeleeFountain of Dreams148Final Fantasy XBesaid Island
Final Fantasy XTo Zanarkand127Baby Felix HalloweenHalloween World
TechnictixHappy Happy89Silent Hill 3You’re Not Here
Kingdom HeartsSimple and Clean157Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorFinal Battle
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerThe Great Sea158Silent Hill 2Promise
Super Mario SunshineA Secret Course912Shadow HeartsConveyor Belt For Killers
Super Smash Bros. MeleeJungle Japes119Mega Man Battle Network 2You Can’t Go Back (Apart Comp / Gospel Server – Final Stage)
Katamari DamacyQue Sera Sera (Roll You Up Into My Life)1011Gitaroo ManBorn to be Bone
Katamari DamacyLonely Rolling Star156Zone of the EndersKiss Me Sunlights (Opening Theme)

We’re down to our final Hikari! Can Simple and Clean ultimately bring home the title where its brethren failed? We must also bid farewell to Baby Felix Halloween, our first Game Boy Color song to be eliminated. Spooky season vibes weren’t enough to carry it past the final FFX song.

Fun Stats:

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Top 64 by song:

4 Songs:

  • Katamari Damacy (-4)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (-3)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (-2)
  • Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim 

3 Songs:

  • Iridion II (-2)
  • Kingdom Hearts (-1)
  • Ico

2 Songs:

  • Final Fantasy X (-6)
  • Cave Story (-2)
  • Gitaroo Man (-1)
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (-1)
  • Unlimited SaGa (-1)
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3 

1 Song:

  • Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (-2)
  • Tales of Symphonia (-2)
  • Technictix (-2)
  • Jet Set Radio Future (-1)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (-1) 
  • Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (-1) 
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (-1) 
  • Super Mario Sunshine (-1)
  • Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (-1)
  • Baby Felix Halloween
  • Final Fantasy XI 
  • Guilty Gear XX 
  • Luigi’s Mansion 
  • Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy-
  • Mega Man Battle Network 2 
  • Metroid Prime 
  • Puyo Pop Fever
  • Shadow Hearts 
  • Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga 1
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Silent Hill 3 
  • Sonic Heroes 
  • Suikoden III
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
  • WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$! 
  • Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse 
  • Zone of the Enders 

Remember The Fallen:

  • Trails in the Sky FC (-4)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (-2)
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (-2) 
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash (-2) 
  • Mega Man Battle Network (-2)
  • Parappa The Rapper 2 (-2) 
  • Beats of Rage
  • Dynasty Warriors 4
  • Final Fantasy X-2 
  • Fire Emblem 
  • Halo: Combat Evolved 
  • Legaia 2: Duel Saga
  • Mario Power Tennis
  • Remember 11: The Age of Infinity 
  • Silent Hill 4
  • Soul Calibur II
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time 
  • Super Monkey Ball 2
  • Wild Arms 3
  • Wild Arms Alter Code: F 
  • Zone of the Enders: The First of Mars

Shocking results all around. Early favorite Final Fantasy X has plummeted from 8 songs to just 2, and Trails in the Sky FC, which started the playoffs diversity locked and in 3rd place, is out of the tournament altogether after losing each of its remaining 4 songs. Katamari Damacy and Super Smash Bros. Melee retain their top placement, but each lose half of their songs (rounding down for Melee).

But, in that 4-way tie for first (which also includes The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker) we see a new face: Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim. Trails in the Sky FC couldn’t hang, but we’ve got at least one Falcom RPG here; a perfect round is always impressive, doubly so in this bloodbath round.

Top 64 by platform:

  • PS2: 28 songs (18 games)
  • GameCube: 16 songs (9 games)
  • GBA: 8 songs (5 games)
  • PC: 6 songs (2 games)
  • Game Boy Color: 3 songs (3 games)
  • Xbox: 1 song (1 game)
  • Arcade: 1 song (1 game)
  • Multiplatform: 1 song (1 game)

The GBA continues to fall back to earth, as the PS2 and GameCube are entrenched in 1st and 2nd place respectively. The Game Boy Color is holding it strong at 3 songs over 3 games, just like it has the entire playoffs. I guess you’ve got to be pretty danged good to get recognition as a GBC game by this point.

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