ROUND 2 PT.9 MARIAAAAAA: Best Game Theme Contest


#21

Are all of these games gonna be on the bracket? This is getting bananas lol.


#22

There’s gonna be a lot of votes every round lol


#23

Gong - Super Robot Wars Alpha 3
…this kinda feels like cheating, although the instrumental does comes up multiple times throughout the game


#24

[Karma] - Tales of the Abyss
Introduction - Shatterhand
Main Theme - Soul Blazer
Opening - Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow
Jump Up, Super Star! - Super Mario Odyssey
Never Surrender - DmC: Devil May Cry
Rules of Nature - Metal Gear Rising: Lightning Bolt Action: Revengence
Shell - Twisted Metal (2012)


#25

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - Break out of…
Tales of Zestiria - White Light
Street Fighter IV - Indestructible


#26

Dance! - Persona 4: Dancing All Night


#27

A Corner of Memories - Persona 4


#28

I’d rather we go with the original or main version than a reprise. A remix from a different version of the same game would be allowed, though (see my Silver Case rec).


#29

No worries! In that case I’ll edit my nomination.


#30

Megaman X5


#31

Ozar Midrashim - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Gallowmere Waltz - Medievil Resurrection


#32

Experiments in Confusion (Menu Theme) - Prey
Friends (Opening Animation Theme) - Sonic Mania
Main Theme - Zelda: Breath of the Wild


#33

Good lord this is a lot of nominations. Best of Luck with this OP. I’ll just throw one of my favorites out there for now: Hotline Miami - Horse Steppin is such a sleepy, sinister, unsettling theme for the title menu, a perfect choice to set the tone.


#34

I realise it’s ludicrously mainstream, but:

One Final Effort - Halo 3

Fleeing the collapsing Ark in a Warthog as this theme played was, legitimately, the most exciting experience 12 year old me had ever had playing a video game.

In a similar spirit, I actually really like a lot of the music from Destiny 2. My favourite track from the game is:

Journey - Destiny 2

Which I think would technically qualify as a theme? It’s reprised a few times over the course of the campaign, and isn’t associated with any specific faction or individual. If not, the title screen music/‘Inner Light’ is good as well:

Inner Light - Destiny 2

Finally, I’d also like to put in a nomination for the original Mass Effect’s theme. 2’s my favourite game in the series, but this music is… It’s probably the closest a piece of game music has ever come to capturing the feeling I get when I hear the Star Trek: The Next Generation theme. (In terms of sentimental attachment, anyway; the two pieces of music are almost completely different.)

Main Theme - Mass Effect


#35

Gonna leave the nominations process open until 5 PM Central. Expect a bracket and first voting tomorrow or so.


#36

I feel like I’m the major contributor to their being too many nominations. Feel free to ignore any of my submissions @JKDarkSide if you feel they are too obscure (or maybe even not good enough) to actually win. I just felt like I should dig deep and find as many great themes as I can so (hopefully) everyone could have a horse in the race.

Also if you would like help with creating the bracket, feel free to ask!

With that being said, here’s the last set of themes I got.

Killer Instinct: Season 2 - I’m Back (to Rise)
Tekken 7 - Solitude
Undertale - Undertale
The Maker’s Beckoning - Terra Battle
Calamari Inkantation - Splatoon
Color Pulse - Splatoon 2
Danganronpa Super Mix - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Heavy Day - Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-
Title - Ocarina of Time
At Doom’s Gate - DOOM (I feelt it’s different enough from DOOM 2016 to warrant another spot)
The Promise - Final Fantasy XIII
To Zanarkand - Final Fantasy X
Nascence - Journey
Victory - Overwatch
Overworld - Super Mario Bros.
Overworld - Super Mario Bros. 3
Theme - Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Mute City - F-Zero


#37

It’s no big! I plan to randomize a lot of it and then sort out any themes from the same series.


#38

Gathering up the nominations now! Also, I’m adding one last entry:


#39

If it’s not too late:
Die Anywhere Else - Night in the Woods
Title Theme - Secret of Mana
Aquaria - Open Waters


#40

Eh, I’ll add 'em in, but that’s it!