Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2013-2016: Runoff Round 3

Round 3 Results!


Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing (Summer) 10 5 Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Streamworks
Persona 5 Ark 12 4 Splatoon Eight-Legged Advance
Persona 5 Tokyo Emergency 9 8 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Frantic Fields
Persona 5 Beneath the Mask Rain Instrumental 5 11 Civilization: Beyond Earth Our New World
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Quick Man Stage 8 11 Monument Valley Amateur Cartography [Obfusc]
Undertale Amalgam 4 11 Mega Man Unlimited Tears of Glue
Undertale Your Best Nightmare 6 11 DuckTales: Remastered The Himalayas
Shovel Knight The Bounty Hunter 3 12 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse The Adventure Begins (Arranged Version)
Shovel Knight Flowers of Antimony 7* 7 Time and Eternity Final Boss Theme
Undertale Bring It In, Guys! 6 10 Guacamelee! Boss Theme
Undertale Asgore 6 11 Brigador It’s Our Rules Now
Super Mario 3D World Piranha Creeper Creek 5 12 Entwined Forever Apart
Persona 5 Life Will Change Instrumental Version 8 7 Life is Strange Blackwell Academy
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Spark Man Stage 7 13 Transistor In Circles
Undertale CORE 13 3 Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know! Monster Floor


Round 2 Results!


Shovel Knight A Cool Reception (The Stranded Ship) 7 5 Severed Home Revisited (Exploration)
Crypt of the NecroDancer Grave Throbbing (2-2) 5 7 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Reverie Corridor
Undertale Spear of Justice 8 7 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Wailers and Waterwheels
Super Mario 3D World Snowball Park 4 10 Resogun Fabularis
Undertale Dating Start! 4 10 Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day Bittonton
Undertale It’s Raining Somewhere Else 4 8 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Light the Fire Up in the Night (P3)
Shovel Knight La Danse Macabre (Lich Yard) 6 8 Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Catalyst
Shin Megami Tensei IV Ueno Underground District 4 8 Deadbolt Blood on the Dancefloor
Super Mario 3D World Beep Block Skyway 7 5 Dropsy Kierkegaard’s Umbrella
Shin Megami Tensei IV Infernal Tokyo Underground 8 4 Nintendo Badge Arcade Title Screen
Super Mario 3D World Champion Road 4 9 Xenoblade Chronicles X 亡KEI却KOKU心 (Oblivia Night)
Super Mario 3D World World 6 3 9 Owlboy Strato
Shovel Knight Watch Me Dance! 5 7 Sonic: After The Sequel Breakfast Time – For Horizon Heights Boss Act Phase 2
Persona 5 Beneath the Mask Instrumental Version 4 8 Animal Crossing: New Leaf 7:00 PM
Undertale Here We Are 2 10 VA-11 Hall-A: Prologue Out of Orbit
Shin Megami Tensei IV Ashura Kai Authorized Shop 9 4 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Walleye Tumble Temple


Group play is over, and it’s almost time for the top 512! But before we start that, we have one last thing to take care of. It’s the runoff round!

Y’all fucking loved a few select games in this tournament, so for the first time ever the runoff round is being split into 3 days! And once you see that we had:

24 songs from Undertale
19 songs from Super Mario 3D World
19 songs from Shovel Knight
15 songs from Persona 5
14 songs from Crypt of the NecroDancer
13 songs from Shin Megami Tensei IV
12 songs from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
11 songs from Mario Kart 8

then I think you’ll understand the situation. That’s 47 songs facing a runoff!

These 47 songs will now face challengers who came just short of making the initial top 512. The winner of each head-to-head matchup makes it to the playoffs, the loser is forgotten to history.

Since this is something of a real phase of the tournament now, we’ve got multiple daily playlists!

Runoff Round 1
Runoff Round 2
Runoff Round 3

And a playlist for all the songs that have sadly bubbled out. These are songs that fell outside the initial top 512, and were either from an overrepresented game (and thus unable to participate as challengers) or else had bad RNG tiebreakers and did not have a spot available for them. You can pay your respects here.

The runoff round is a playoff round! That means groups are now open for 24 hours only1. Every group ends at 9am Pacific the very next day, so be sure to vote quick! Due to the nature of the playoffs, I will also be calculating results before posting the next group, so expect group posting time to shift from ~9am to ~9:15am.

And…I think that’s it! Let the voting begin!

Voting will be live until Wednesday, June 1st at 9:00AM Pacific