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Old 08-27-2016, 01:19 PM
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Default Another Best Game Music Thunderdome (voting)

128 total songs were nominated for this contest. The process is slightly different. To choose the top 1, the following method will be used:

In the round of 128, all songs will be randomized into groups of 4. One group will be posted per day (days may last longer than 24 hours, but they will not be shorter). Each participant will vote for any two of the four - they are not paired. The two which receive the most votes will advance to the round of 64, whereas the other two will be eliminated.

After 32 days of that, a round of 64 consisting only of songs democratically determined to be better than at least two nominations. (In conventional single elimination of pairs, the round of 64 consists only of songs democratically determined to be better than just one other nomination.) This will help weaker nominations be eliminated earlier and stronger ones survive longer, and increase the average quality of later rounds.

The results of the round of 128 will be re-randomized before advancing. I have not yet determined whether the round of 64 (16 days) will be done using the same best-two-of-four method or by conventional two-pair method. The round of 32 and subsequent rounds will use head-to-head advancement through a standard bracket.

The bracket does not exist yet. Ties will be broken with extreme prejudice. Here are the nominations.

Here's our first set:

Romance in the Air from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Bongo Bill)


Caverns 3 from Metroid II: Return of Samus (RT-55J)


Terminal March from Bastion (Issun)


Song 6 from Extreme Paintbrawl (Trar)


Remember, pick any two of these four songs. Indicate your votes clearly.

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Old 08-27-2016, 01:39 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:49 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:27 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:56 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:34 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:37 PM
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I'm surprised by the votes Metroid is getting...that's barely even music?
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:52 PM
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I'm surprised by the votes Metroid is getting...that's barely even music?
It's avant-garde. Let the record state that I admire it.

Anyway, Zelda and Bastion.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:59 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:11 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:13 PM
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Like the process, Bongo. Looking forward to this dome.

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I'm surprised by the votes Metroid is getting...that's barely even music?
It's cool. I like it! Terminal Metroid
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:33 PM
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It's avant-garde. Let the record state that I admire it.

Anyway, Zelda and Bastion.
Not feeling the rock in Paintball and Metroid is cool but Zelda and Bastion are the better songs.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:25 PM
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:57 PM
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Metroid, because I nominated it.

Paintbrawl is a top tier joke song.
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I'm surprised by the votes Metroid is getting...that's barely even music?
That's why it's so interesting! It's rare to hear experimental or avant garde music in video games now, so seeing it some twenty years ago on the Game Boy, of all systems, is admirable.
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Old 08-28-2016, 12:36 AM
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But it's not...you know...pleasant to listen to? Or particularly effective at what it's trying to do? A for effort, I guess...
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I don't think music needs to be strictly "pleasant". I find it enjoyable and engaging in its own right, and I think it's a perfect match for the game (which has a persistent weird, confusing, tense and alien atmosphere).

To each their own, of course.
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It's art, man.
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Romance in the Air and Terminal March.
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Terminal March advances with 15 votes.
Romance in the Air advances with 13 votes.
Caverns 3 is eliminated with 9 votes.
Song 6 is eliminated with 3 votes.

Second set:

Title Theme from Robocop (Lilfut)


Main Theme from Spot (Becksworth)


Don't Stop from Party Hard (MJG)


Main Theme from Black Knight 2000 (Bongo Bill)
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