Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2009-2012: Top 16

Top 32 Results


Brandish: The Dark Revenant Fortress 7 4 White Knight Chronicles II The Battlefield Flower [Violin Version]
Gravity Rush Bloody Claws 8 7 Kirby’s Epic Yarn Lava Landing
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! Party in the Clouds 9 5 Yakuza 5 Receive and Slash You
DoDonPachi Resurrection Vertigo [Stage 5] [Manabu Namiki] 7 5 Rhythm Heaven Fever Tap Trial
Legasista bgm_05 5 9 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Run
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure The Real Chevalier Diabolique [Tomoya Ohtani] 2 11 Double Dragon Neon City Streets 2 – Mango Tango Neon Jungle
Persona 4 Golden Never More (A Capella Version) 7 8 VVVVVV Pressure Cooker
The Munchables Chocolate Dining 10 5 Sonic Colors Sweet Mountain Act 1
Pokémon Black and White Undella Town (Spring/Autumn/Winter) 8 9 Portal 2 Want You Gone
Bayonetta Let’s Dance, Boys! 3 10 Bravely Default Serpent Eating the Ground
Blue Roses [PSP 2010] Heroes 4 8 Deathsmiles II: Makai no Merry Christmas The Enchanted Palace [Noriyuki Kamikura]
Shatter Argon Refinery 8 5 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Box 15
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Crystal Bearers Ramble 9 4 Thomas Was Alone Where Are You
NieR Song of the Ancients ~ Fate 7 8 Digital: A Love Story Paper Dolls
Legasista bgm_12 8 7 NieR Gods Bound by Rules
DJ Hero 2 Superstition vs War – Stevie Wonder vs Edwin Starr 6 9 Final Fantasy XIII Blinded by Light


Sweet 16! All the songs you liked best from yesterday, today!

Since it’s the playoffs, groups will be active until 9:00 AM Pacific the day after they post1The Monday after, for Friday groups., ie for roughly 24 hours. You can listen to a playlist of today’s songs (in matchup order) here.


Voting will be live until Wednesday, November 17th at 9:00AM Pacific

Fun Stats


Top 16 By Game:

1 song (16 games)

  • Legasista [-1]
  • Adventure Time: Hey Ice King Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! 
  • Brandish: The Dark Revenant  
  • Bravely Default 
  • Deathsmiles II: Makai no Merry Christmas
  • Digital: A Love Story 
  • DoDonPachi Resurrection 
  • Double Dragon Neon 
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
  • Final Fantasy XIII 
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 
  • Gravity Rush 
  • Portal 2 
  • Shatter 
  • The Munchables 

Remember The Fallen (14 games)

  • NieR [-2]
  • Bayonetta 
  • Blue Roses [PSP 2010] 
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc 
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn 
  • Persona 4 Golden 
  • Pokémon Black and White 
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever 
  • Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure 
  • Sonic Colors 
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • White Knight Chronicles II
  • Yakuza 5

No more multi-song games! The top 16 has 16 different games (even if Final Fantasy gets three bites at the apple thanks to an impressive collection of fake mustaches). There’s not as much to talk about when it gets this low, but we do have an upset alert, as NieR lost both of its songs to fail to make the top 16 entirely. Such a strong performance for much of the tournament, and yet it too is gone so soon.

Top 16 By Platform:
Multiplatform: 5 games
PC: 3 games
Wii: 2 games
PS3: 2 games
3DS: 2 games
PS Vita: 1 game
Arcade: 1 game

We say goodbye to the DS. Multiplatform remains the champion, and the Arcade keeps sticking around. And of course, there’s no longer reason to list games and songs separately.