Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2005-2008: Group 19

(Full, current standings can always be found here)

Group 17 Results:


68.00%Super Smash Bros. BrawlTetris: Type B
64.00%Super Mario GalaxySpace Junk Galaxy
60.00%We Love KatamariEverlasting Love
56.00%Rhythm TengokuAir Batter
56.00%Persona 3Memories of the School
56.00%Trails in the Sky SCFeeling Danger Nearby
56.00%Final Fantasy XIIGiza Plains
56.00%Persona 4Your Affection
52.00%The World Ends With YouTwister
48.00%Valkyrie Profile 2: SilmeriaCelestial Troupe
44.00%Trails in the Sky the 3rdThe Mood of the Goddess Depends on Luck
44.00%Ys OriginWater Prison
40.00%La-MulanaLA MULANA
40.00%PataponTheme of Rinririn
32.00%World of GooWorld of Goo Ending
28.00%Puyo Puyo Fever 2Endless Fever Two!
28.00%Omega FiveThe Glacial Fortress [STAGE 1]
28.00%Makai KingdomMAKAI Fusion
28.00%PsychonautsHappy Flowers
24.00%Suikoden VWind of Phantom
24.00%Super Paper MarioNostalgic Underground
24.00%Eternal SonataThe Boundary Between Snow and Ice
20.00%Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VIIThe World’s Enemy
12.00%Fire Emblem Path of RadianceRally the Spirit

Holy shit this was a stacked group. 14 out of 24 songs hit or cleared 40%! This group has it all; Nintendo tentpoles, both Falcom series, Final Fantasy, Katamari, Persona, weird rhythm games, the works. I feel bad for other groups, though our pair of 40% songs probably don’t feel too bad.


Newly Eliminated 1


14.81%Lost OdysseyEclipse of Time (Vocal Version)
14.81%Sengoku Basara 2Solitary Struggle
14.81%Fire Emblem Path of RadianceRising Morale
14.29%Final Fantasy XIIChallenging the Empire
14.29%Mega Man ZXBullet Drive (Legion HQ – Siarnaq’s Stage)
13.64%IkarugaCirrus (Prologue)
13.64%Assassin’s CreedCity Alert
13.04%Ys OriginSo Much for Today
12.50%Super Smash Bros. BrawlPorky’s Theme
12.00%Xanadu NextTwo Love
12.00%Tomb Raider: LegendNepal 2
12.00%The World Ends With YouJunk Garage
12.00%Super Robot Wars α3: To the End of the GalaxyHoly Lonely Light (Macross 7)
12.00%Fire Emblem Path of RadianceRally the Spirit
11.54%Blue DragonA Village of Murals
11.54%Phantom DustPlastic People (Vision Headquarters)
11.54%Trails in the Sky the 3rdUninvited Guests
11.11%Fate/hollow ataraxiaAtaraxia (Rhu)
10.71%Fire Emblem Path of RadianceThe Enemy Draws Near
9.09%God of WarGates of Athens
9.09%Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionDaedra in Flight
8.33%Fire Emblem Path of RadianceBurning Ambition
7.69%Cabela’s African SafariMain Theme
7.69%Assassin’s CreedDamascus Fight or Flight – Yellow Belly

Current Bubble: 14.81%
Projected Final Bubble: 42.86%

Although we’re technically only now eliminating songs, most of the songs we’ll see here over the next few weeks were already dead. The projected final bubble gives us some important context, though. Right now we’re trending quite a bit higher than the 40% benchmark. For that to come down we’ll need fewer groups like this one.


It’s time for group play! We have 1,358 songs this time; we’re trying out 24-song groups this time, so we have 56 groups of 24, plus a 57th of 14. For the group stage, vote for as many songs as you like! Songs will be ranked based on how many upvotes they got compared to how many people voted in that round. 2 After all groups are done, the top 384 songs from across all groups will advance to the playoffs.

…unless! After group play, but before the playoffs proper, there will be a wild card runoff! If an individual game places more than 10 songs into the top 384, songs 11+ per game will face off against songs 385+3 in a play-in round.

We’ll be “feathering” groups; voting on group 19 will be active until Friday February 5th at 10:00PM Pacific. Group 18 will be active until 10:00PM tonight; vote here. Group 20 will start Friday and be active until Sunday, and so on. Please listen to every song! Don’t just vote name recognition.

You can listen to all songs in group 19 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:

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Or listen to every song here.

Again, voting for group 19 is open until Friday February 5th at 10:00PM Pacific