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


#224

Why did you have to link a 15 minute version of Sewer Surfing?? Just accidentally listened to the whole thing and my sleep deprived ass is losing it.


#225

A few people posted extended versions.


#226

RESULTS

Into Free ~Dangan~ - Dragon’s Dogma VS Calamari Inkantation - Splatoon - 9-11
GOD HAND (Eng) - GOD HAND VS Sewer Surfin’ - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - 9-11

We were so close to another tie and thank god we avoided that.

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

No vote this time! I’m gonna take a break for the weekend and start us up again on Monday. I got stuff to focus on and my dumb brain gets too distracted by minor scheduling, so I need to put all this on hold for a bit. See you Monday night for a new vote and the start of round three!


#227

And we’re back!

THIS ROUND…

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

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

Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There - Persona 5 VS Title - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Strike the Earth - Shovel Knight VS Mausoleum Mash - Crypt of the Necrodancer
Mute City - F-Zero VS Devils Never Cry - Devil May Cry 3
Theme of the Devil’s Flute - Professor Layton and the Last Specter VS Odin Sphere’s Theme - Odin Sphere

Deadline is May 1st by 8PM Central


#228

That survey title tho


#229

My brain is an asshole


#230

As much as I love the Ocarina intro (probably the best piece from that game), Persona 5 is still a Top 8 contender in my books.

Shovel Knight vs Crypt is like just a knife fight between two of the best indie game composers out there, but I think the strength of Strike the Earth as a theme for the game makes it win out.

Mute City is the easy choice and one I think I’ll take. Like I admitted last round, most of my love of Devils Never Cry comes from the just all-around better 90 second loop from MvC3.

Also DAYUM Professor Layton. You kinda cruised past the last two games no problem, but you really upstaged even Odin Sphere’s dreamlike theme that I love so much. Really underestimated this song.


#231

Strike the Earth vs Mausoleum Mash is a tough round, but Mausoleum Mash is one of my nominations and is an Absolute Banger. Strike the Earth isn’t even really the theme song of Shovel Knight, this song is.


#232

I mean, a lot of these things aren’t really “themes” in the strictest sense of the word.


#233

RESULTS

Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There - Persona 5 VS Title - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - 7-10
Strike the Earth - Shovel Knight VS Mausoleum Mash - Crypt of the Necrodancer - 10-7
Mute City - F-Zero VS Devils Never Cry - Devil May Cry 3 - 14-3
Theme of the Devil’s Flute - Professor Layton and the Last Specter VS Odin Sphere’s Theme - Odin Sphere - 11-5

funny joke puns add here

THIS ROUND…

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

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PJYJ5H

Tristam - Diablo II VS Undertale - Undertale
Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild VS Setting Sail, Coming Home - Bastion
The Light in Us All - Planet Coaster VS Heavy Day - Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-
Return of the Tres - Total Overdose VS em-pyei-n vari-fen jang - Ar Nosurge

Deadline is May 2nd by 8PM Central


#234

Just reminder if these results upset you…well, ya should have voted!

RESULTS

Tristam - Diablo II VS Undertale - Undertale - 4-7
Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild VS Setting Sail, Coming Home - Bastion - 4-7
The Light in Us All - Planet Coaster VS Heavy Day - Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- - 3-7
Return of the Tres - Total Overdose VS em-pyei-n vari-fen jang - Ar Nosurge - 3-6

It looks like Diablo…had a bad time.

THIS ROUND…

Legendary Theme - Gitaroo Man VS Indestructable - Street Fighter IV
Beyond the Bounds - Zone of the Enders 2 VS Rules of Nature - Metal Gear Rising
The Sun Rises - Okami VS Time’s Scar - Chrono Cross
Title Theme - Secret of Mana VS Luna Ascension - Tower of Heaven

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

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9CKZT37

Deadline is May 3rd by 8PM


#235

The Gitaroo Man theme keeps making me think of the FLCL Bluray menu music.


#236

Don’t forget to vote, vote, vote!


#237

RESULTS

Legendary Theme - Gitaroo Man VS Indestructable - Street Fighter IV - 8-8
Beyond the Bounds - Zone of the Enders 2 VS Rules of Nature - Metal Gear Rising - 6-8
The Sun Rises - Okami VS Time’s Scar - Chrono Cross - 13-3
Title Theme - Secret of Mana VS Luna Ascension - Tower of Heaven - 6-9

Well. Gonna be a tie breaker this vote.

THIS ROUND…

REVOTE: Legendary Theme - Gitaroo Man VS Indestructable - Street Fighter IV

And the main voting…

Also Sprach Brooks - Catherine VS Opening - Pokemon Gen 1
Lord Laharl’s Hymn - Disgaea VS Katamari on the Rocks - Katamari Damacy
At Doom’s Gate - DOOM (2016) VS Ballad of the Goddess - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Maze of Life - Persona Q VS Color Pulse - Splatoon 2

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

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X78YPGF

Deadline is May 4th at 8PM Central


#238

Don’t forget to vote!


#239

RESULTS

TIE-BREAKER: Legendary Theme - Gitaroo Man VS Indestructable - Street Fighter IV - 7-6

Also Sprach Brooks - Catherine VS Opening - Pokemon Gen 1 - 4-9
Lord Laharl’s Hymn - Disgaea VS Katamari on the Rocks - Katamari Damacy - 1-12
At Doom’s Gate - DOOM (2016) VS Ballad of the Goddess - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - 9-3
Maze of Life - Persona Q VS Color Pulse - Splatoon 2 - 2-10

In a major upset, both Catherine and Persona Q have been kicked out! After P5’s exit, it’s looking like Team Persona’s output is getting taken out fast! Then again, beating Nintendo tunes ain’t no easy feat! DOOM 2016 managed it, though, taking out Skyward Sword, and Disgaea’s nonsense music proved ineffective against classic Katamari wackiness.

Lastly, Gitaroo Man wins the tie breaker. It looks like Indestructible…was very destructible.

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

Gonna take weekend breaks, we’ll continue Monday!


#240

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT HERE WE GO AGAIN

THIS ROUND…

Sonic Boom - Sonic CD VS Main Theme - Valkyria Chronicles
Solitude - Tekken 7 VS At Doom’s Gate - DOOM
One More Soul to the Call - Silent Hill: Homecoming VS Pursuit~Cornered - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
To Zanarkand - Final Fantasy X VS Main Theme - Chrono Trigger

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

Vote Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TB9B9C6

Deadline is May 8th by 8PM Central


#241

Time is running out, get your votes in!

Seriously we are abnormally low and I am tossing this vote out and re-doing it if we don’t get more votes.


#242

I feel that this round has a lot more easy choices than the previous rounds? Maybe it’s that all the songs are now in my recent memory, but I just feel there are less close calls and more obvious choices.

That’s not to say all my picks won. They were obvious choices to me. But a salute to the fallen…

  • Indestructible - Losing to the Legendary Theme is not a bad way to go tho
  • Maze of Life - This vs Color Pulse was the hardest choice of the round for me and yet it got blown up 2-10 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Time’s Scar - Just got matched up against a heavy hitter. It lost (and should have), but would have made it longer if the bracket ended up differently. Just how it goes…
  • Tristam - Undertale is still a great song, but Tristam just is so classic… Sad to see it go.
  • Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There - Biggest crime of the round so far

#243

I extended the cutoff date till tomorrow at 8PM Central.

Please, remember to vote!