Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2017-2020: Play-In Round 4

Round 3 Results!


Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Hollow [Nobuo Uematsu, Singer: Yosh (Survive Said The Prophet)] 3 9 Paradise Killer House of Bliss
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Feeling At Ease 7 5 Kingdom Hearts III Dismiss (Terra-Xehanort)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate F-ZERO Medley 5 7 Death Stranding Cargo High [Joel Corelitz]
Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Hollow Skies (Instrumental) [Nobuo Uematsu, Arr. Yasunori Nishiki] 4 9 Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Lacrima Crisis
NieR:Automata Vague Hope ~ Cold Rain [Keigo Hoashi] 5 7 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Still, Move Forward
Persona 5 Strikers Rivers in the Desert [SCRAMBLE Remix- MASA Arr. /w Lyn vocals] 5 6 Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Urban Uprise
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate MEGALOVANIA 5 6 Touken Ranbu Nikkari Aoe
Persona 5 Strikers Crossover 4 7 Death end re;Quest 2 Leave The Haze
Paper Mario: The Origami King Toad Town (Green Streamer Removal) 8 3 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Despair Searching in Program World [Masafumi Takada]
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Self Sacrifice 2 8 Katana ZERO You Will Never Know
Sonic Mania Hi-Spec Robo Go! (Hard Boiled Heavy Boss) 7 6 Pokémon Sword and Shield Boutique
Hades On The Coast 7 6 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Tarrey Town – Married
NieR:Automata Memories of Dust [Kuniyuki Takahashi] 6 7 Lethal League Blaze Ain’t Nothin’ Like A Funky Beat
A Hat in Time Main Theme 9 4 7 Billion Humans The Work Continues
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim A Cruel Thesis 8 4 Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Receive You (North Star Vers.) [Hyd Lunch, Vocalist: Pete Klassen]
A Hat in Time Her Spaceship 5 5* Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Want to be Close- ATOLS Remix [Shoji Meguro]


Group play is over, and it’s almost time for the top 768! But before we start that, we have one last thing to take care of. It’s the play-in!

As our tournament field expands, so does the number of over-the-limit songs. Our preliminary top 768 features:

21 songs from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
18 songs from Final Fantasy VII REMAKE
16 songs from Cuphead
16 songs from 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
16 songs from Paper Mario: The Origami King
15 songs from NieR:Automata
15 songs from Sonic Mania
15 songs from Persona 5 Strikers
14 songs from Celeste
13 songs from Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
12 songs from A Hat in Time
12 songs from Splatoon 2
11 songs from Hades
11 songs from OMORI

These 65 songs will now face challengers who came just short of making the initial top 768. 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!

Play-In Round 1
Play-In Round 2
Play-In Round 3
Play-In Round 4

And a playlist for all the songs that have sadly bubbled out. These are songs that fell outside the initial top 768, 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 play-in round is a single-elimination 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/play-in, 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 Friday, March 24th at 9:00AM Pacific

Round 4 Results


OMORI Ethereal CD (Snow Forest – A Single Flower Blooms) 8 3 Persona 5 Royal I Believe
Persona 5 Strikers Keeper of Lust [SCRAMBLE Remix- Gota Masuoka Arr.] 2 11 Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Shadows Withal
Sonic Mania Chemical Plant Zone Act 1 6 7 No Straight Roads vs. EVE (EDM Version)
Celeste Fear of the Unknown 9 4 Cytus II Body Talk
Persona 5 Strikers The AI and its Heart [Atsushi Kitajoh] 4 8 Kingdom Hearts III Critical Crossroad
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The Tragic Prince 6 6* 7 Billion Humans Welcome, All 7 Billion Humans!
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Shining Isles of Ivory 5 10 Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Dearly Beloved
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Aria of the Soul 3 8 Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Defiler of Taboos
Splatoon 2 Muck Warfare [Off The Hook] 7 5 Cytus II Make Me Burn
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Napalm Man Stage 4 7 Team Sonic Racing Ocean View
Final Fantasy VII REMAKE On Our Way [Arr. Shotaro Shima] 8 2 Team Sonic Racing Frozen Junkyard
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Good Times 6 3 Sonic Forces Eggman’s Facility (Rhythm and Balance Remix)
Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Let the Battles Begin! – A Merc’s Job [Arr. Shotaro Shima] 5 8 Katana ZERO Hit the Floor
Splatoon 2 Shooting Starfish [Turquoise October] 2 10 198X Kill Screen: Escape the Maze
Final Fantasy VII REMAKE One-Winged Angel – Rebirth [Nobuo Uematsu & Masashi Hamauzu & Yasunori Nishiki] 6 9 Cultist Simulator June the 28th
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim The Ones Who Were Plugged In 5 6 Oninaki Overture to Hope and Ruin
Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Flowers Blooming in the Church 9 5 Hypnospace Outlaw Granny Cream’s Hot Butter Ice Cream (The Chowder Man) [Hot Dad]