ROUND 4 PT.1 DEATH COMES RIDING ON THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN: Best Game Theme Contest


#184


#185

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#186


#187

We got good turnout so far and some possible ties if we don’t get more votes!!!


#188

Extremely pleased that One More Soul to the Call made it past its first round, the SH: Homecoming OST is fucking fantastic, and the game itself is honestly severely underrated IMO.

That Halo 3 track is pretty majestic though. It was a hard choice.


#189

RESULTS

It’s A Golden Show - Catherine VS Solitude - Tekken 7 - 8-9
I Am…All of Me - Shadow the Hedgehog VS At Doom’s Gate - DOOM - 7-10
One Final Effort - Halo 3 VS One More Soul to the Call - Silent Hill: Homecoming - 8-9
Pursuit~Cornered - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney VS Main Theme - World of Warcraft - 13-4

The seventh king of iron fist has defeated sexism (which is now over), Shadow finds himself DOOM’ed, Halo 3 didn’t put in enough effort against the call, and WoW was told to HOLD IT! Lots of close matches, and I suspect that will be the case for this next lot too.

Bracket Here: https://challonge.com/jff5yzlh

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WH7WQ98

THIS ROUND…

The Maker’s Beginning - Terra Battle VS To Zanarkand - Final Fantasy X
Twister - The World Ends With You VS Main Theme - Chrono Trigger
White Light - Tales of Zestiria VS The Vth Vanguard - Wild Arms 5
Experiments in Confusion - Prey VS Fist Bump - Sonic Forces

Deadline is April 21st by 7PM Central


#190

I feel Halo would have won if it was Halo or Halo 2… I just think the renditions of the theme got worse with every game…

Sad to see WoW go, but PW is a heavy hitter that’s gonna go far in this tournament.

And Tekken won thankfully, but it should not have been that close. It’s a Golden Show has always been a weak and forgettable theme to me.

The heart to believe that keeps me alive probably will not beat Zanarkand, but bigger upsets have been seen so far in this tournament.


#191

Sorta tempted to vote against my own nomination. TWEWY and its music held up better than I assumed they would when I replayed it a few years back. But it helps that the main version of Twister is deeply inferior to both remixes on the OST.


#192

Please remember to vote you nerds


#193

RESULTS

The Maker’s Beginning - Terra Battle VS To Zanarkand - Final Fantasy X - 3-11
Twister - The World Ends With You VS Main Theme - Chrono Trigger - 7-8
White Light - Tales of Zestiria VS The Vth Vanguard - Wild Arms 5 - 8-5
Experiments in Confusion - Prey VS Fist Bump - Sonic Forces - 9-5

The maker isn’t going to Zanarkand, Chrono Trigger outran a twister, Wild Arms was blinded by the light, and Sonic is pretty confused at the moment.

Bracket Here: https://challonge.com/jff5yzlh

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPZ7K78

THIS ROUND…

Die Anywhere Else - Night in the Woods VS Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence - Sam and Max Hit the Road
Opening - Streets of Rage 2 VS Friends - Sonic Mania
Title Screen - Gunstar Heroes VS I Gotta Believe! (De La Soul Version) - Parappa the Rapper 2
Theme of Laura - Silent Hill 2 VS [Karma] - Tales of the Abyss

Deadline is April 22nd by 7PM Central


#194

To me, this will always be the Sam & Max theme.

I’m a bloody heathen, I know.


#195

Tick tock tick tock, time waits for no one and votes are still needed I am not good at rhyming leave me ALONE, MOM.


#196

RESULTS

Die Anywhere Else - Night in the Woods VS Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence - Sam and Max Hit the Road - 13-1
Opening - Streets of Rage 2 VS Friends - Sonic Mania - 5-9
Title Screen - Gunstar Heroes VS I Gotta Believe! (De La Soul Version) - Parappa the Rapper 2 - 5-8
Theme of Laura - Silent Hill 2 VS [Karma] - Tales of the Abyss - 7-5

Same and Max go die anywhere else, Streets of Rage has no friends, Gunstar Heroes did not believe enough, and Silent Hill proves more horrifying than the abyss.

Now get ready for the single most ridiculous match-ups this entire tourney so far!

Bracket Here: https://challonge.com/jff5yzlh

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNPC95Q

THIS ROUND…

Love Theme - Mother 3 VS Overworld - Super Mario Bros.
Main Theme - Shin Megami Tensei IV VS Theme - Animal Crossing
Title Theme - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes VS Title Screen - Mega Man 2
Moon River (Climax Mix) - Bayonetta 2 VS Theme - Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Deadline is April 23rd by 7PM Central


#197

I feel like I should make a pitch for Mother 3, especially with it up against a song that I’m sure everyone in this thread knows from memory. But I don’t think I have anything to say that isn’t communicated by listening to it. So I’m just gonna sit here and listen to it and be a little weepy for a while before I move on to the other matches.


#198

Yeah, I’m bummed Mother 3 is probably going to be out this early but getting beaten by probably the most iconic piece of video game music isn’t too bad.


#199

my boy’s going to come to collect if Animal Crossing don’t win at least one of those matchups.


#200

RESULTS

Love Theme - Mother 3 VS Overworld - Super Mario Bros. - 10-9
Main Theme - Shin Megami Tensei IV VS Theme - Animal Crossing - 7-12
Title Theme - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes VS Title Screen - Mega Man 2 - 9-10
Moon River (Climax Mix) - Bayonetta 2 VS Theme - Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 8-12

It’s just a mess of upsets this vote! Animal Crossing knocks out both Bayonetta 2 AND SMTIV through sheer charm and chill, while Mega Man 2 fights off a modern Metroid theme and shows classics still have a place.

This is good, because in the biggest surprise yet this contest, Mother 3’s emotional Love Theme beats out the grandfather of all videogame themes. Its anyone’s win this tourney!

Except the losers. Like Super Mario Bros.

Moving on to a much more indie-ish showing…

Bracket Here: https://challonge.com/jff5yzlh

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDBTGSN

THIS ROUND…

Power of Love, Chroma Squad! - Chroma Squad VS Horse Steppin’ - Hotline Miami
Enter the Gungeon - Enter the Gungeon VS I’m Back (to Rise) - Killer Instinct: Season 2
The Concept of Love - Jet Set Radio Future VS Burn My Dread - Persona 3
Main Theme - Saints Row the Third VS Jump Up, Super Star! - Super Mario Odyssey

Deadline is April 23rd by 7PM Central


#201

No need to kick Super Mario Bros while it’s down!

For real though, thanks to everyone towing the animal crossing line, we’ll get our chill vibes far!


#202

I tried to post “YO EAT SHIT MARIO WHATS UP” and the forum wouldn’t let me post it. Is this better?

edit: voting for Mario this round, sorry I told him to eat shit


#203

So much wrong in one poll. I know they say opinions can’t be wrong but…