Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2005-2008: Top 16

Round 6! They go by so fast now, huh?

Since it’s the playoffs, groups will be active until 9:00 AM Pacific the day after they post,1 or for roughly 24 hours. You can listen to a playlist of today’s songs (in matchup order) here.


Voting will be live until Friday, May 7th at 9:00AM Pacific

Previous Round Results:

PortalStill Alive156Wild Arms 5The Vth Vanguard
Civilization IVBaba Yetu147Ar tonelico II: Melody of MetafalicaEXEC_SPHILIA/.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & DarknessTime Gear413Odin SphereOdin Sphere’s Theme (Shanachie Version)
Wild Arms 5When the Heart Ignites911Wii SportsTitle Screen
Shadow of the ColossusRevived Power812Umineko When They CryDreamenddischarger
Ys: The Oath in FelghanaValestein Castle124Persona 4Specialist
The World Ends With YouCalling128Super Smash Bros. BrawlWaluigi Pinball
Sigma HarmonicsGentle Timbre117Castlevania JudgmentBloody Tears
Kingdom Hearts IIPassion9*9Persona 3Living with Determination
Phoenix Wright: Ace AttorneyPressing Pursuit (Cornered, 2001)108Super Smash Bros. BrawlTetris: Type B
Super Mario GalaxyGusty Garden Galaxy128Final Fantasy XIIGiza Plains
Persona 3Battle for Everyone’s Souls143Mega Man Battle Network 6Surge of Power! (Boss Theme)
Persona 3Changing Seasons9*9Sigma HarmonicsRippling Dream
Mega Man 9Dr. Wily Stage 1811Aoi ShiroDrawing Water
Super Smash Bros. BrawlMute City715Persona 4Heartbeat, Heartbreak
Persona 4Backside of the TV1010*Professor Layton and the Curious VillageLayton’s Theme (Live Version)

Three ties! Passion, Changing Seasons, and Layton’s Theme (Live Version) all advance to the top 16.

Fun Facts:


Top 16 By Game:

2 Songs: (1 Game)

  • Persona 3 [-1]

1 Song: (14 Games)

  • Persona 4 [-2]
  • Sigma Harmonics [-1]
  • Aoi Shiro
  • Civilization IV
  • Kingdom Hearts II 
  • Odin Sphere
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 
  • Portal
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village 
  • Super Mario Galaxy 
  • The World Ends With You 
  • Umineko When They Cry 
  • Wii Sports 
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana 

Remember The Fallen (9 games):

  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl [-3]
  • Wild Arms 5 [-2]
  • Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica 
  • Castlevania Judgment
  • Final Fantasy XII 
  • Mega Man 9 
  • Mega Man Battle Network 6 
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness 
  • Shadow of the Colossus 

In a shocking upset, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is now fully eliminated! A favorite this entire tournament, but now without even a single song in the top 16! Persona 3 remains as the last multi-song game left.

Top 16 By Platform:

PS2: 6 songs (5 games)
DS: 4 songs (4 games)
PC: 3 songs (3 games)
Wii: 2 songs (2 games)
Multiplatform: 1 song (1 game)

The GBA finally leaves us, the Wii plummets without its champion, and the PS2 still doesn’t quite have half the nominations. Probably the last time a platform breakdown will tell us anything of note.