The final week of playoffs continues, as we advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
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.
PLEASE LISTEN TO BOTH SONGS IN A MATCH BEFORE VOTING
Voting will be live until Wednesday, October 21st at 9:00AM Pacific
Previous Round Results:
|Luigi’s Mansion||Main Theme||8||12||Ico||ICO -You Were There-|
|Katamari Damacy||The Moon and the Prince||8||10||Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse||Fatal Fight (Jin & Margulis)|
|Iridion II||Citizen Discharged||12||6||The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons||Tarm Ruins|
|Gitaroo Man||The Legendary Theme||11||10||Super Smash Bros. Melee||Fountain of Dreams|
|Final Fantasy X||To Zanarkand||11||8||Silent Hill 3||You’re Not Here|
|Kingdom Hearts||Simple and Clean||10||11||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker||The Great Sea|
|Shadow Hearts||Conveyor Belt For Killers||10||10||Super Smash Bros. Melee||Jungle Japes|
|Gitaroo Man||Born to be Bone||5||12||Katamari Damacy||Lonely Rolling Star|
|Katamari Damacy||Katamari on the Rocks||11||8||Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim||Ernst|
|Iridion II||See The Sun Burn||13||3||Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim||Ultramarine Deep|
|WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!||Drifting Away||5||11||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater||Snake Eater|
|Cave Story||Moonsong||11||6||Sonic Heroes||Mystic Mansion|
|Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy-||Seventh Moon||8||9||Cave Story||Last Battle|
|Ico||Castle in the Mist||14||3||Suikoden III||Exceeding Love|
|Guilty Gear XX||Holy Orders (Be Just or Be Dead)||11||6||Puyo Pop Fever||Taisen 4 (Final Boss Theme)|
|Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||Main Theme||10||9||Unlimited SaGa||Battle Theme I|
Lots of close ones; we’re at the point in the tournament where 10 votes is no longer a safe lead. Only one tie though; Super Smash Bros. Melee – Jungle Japes will advance past Shadow Hearts – Conveyor Belt For Killers. Elsewhere, our #1 overall seed, Luigi’s Mansion – Main Theme, has fallen, along with our final Hikari. Last time, when Kingdom Hearts went down to just “Simple and Clean”, I forgot to make a “Kingdom Hearts is Hikari!” joke, and now it’s too late. For shame.
Top 16 By Game:
- Katamari Damacy (-1)
- Cave Story
- Iridion II
- Gitaroo Man (-1)
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (-1)
- Final Fantasy X
- Guilty Gear XX
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
- Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
Remember The Fallen:
- Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (-2)
- Kingdom Hearts
- Luigi’s Mansion
- Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy-
- Puyo Pop Fever
- Shadow Hearts
- Silent Hill 3
- Sonic Heroes
- Suikoden III
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
- Unlimited SaGa
- WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$!
We continue to have a big jumble near the top, as Katamari Damacy falls by one song to join Cave Story, Ico, and Iridion II in a tie for first. I’m not sure I’ve given Iridion II a shout-out here before, but it definitely deserves one. A game I hadn’t heard of before (and I doubt I’m alone), it’s the sole GBA game still in it, and in the top 16 it’s tied for first with some true heavyweights.
Melee loses another song, joining previous favorites like Final Fantasy X and Wind Waker on the 1 song tier. Kingdom Hearts, another early favorite, is out entirely, along with Ys VI, a later developing contender.
Top 16 By Platform:
- PS2: 8 songs (6 games)
- GameCube: 3 songs (3 games)
- PC: 2 songs (1 game)
- Game Boy Advance: 2 songs (1 game)
- Arcade: 1 song (1 game)
With Sonic Heroes, Oracle of Seasons, and Macross 7 out, we say goodbye to both the Game Boy Color and “Multiplatform”. The PS2 controls have the field, to no one’s surprise. The GameCube still has some representation, while the PC, GBA, and Arcade are each down to a single contender apiece, even though the first two have two songs still in it.