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Topic: The NL Special Video Game Music Tournament: Best Sky Theme (First Round)

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Captain_Toad

781. Posted:

Seashore war washed over Secret under the sea with a 3-1 win.
Bubble man couldn't handle DAT SAX from Dolphin shoals. with a 3-1.
Aquatic Base level 1 overtook Zora's domain with a (again)3-1 win.
Sailing the sea won over Launch octopus with a (yet again)3-1 win.

Huh, maybe depending on the vote numbers I could end the sections quicker. we'll see what happens.

Oh and Genojcha any chance you can update the Water bracket? http://challonge.com/bestwatertheme

AND WITH THAT THE FIRST ROUND IS OVER!

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782. Posted:

This is going to be a match to remember!

Kirby's Happy mambo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4lJ-AppwTw vs Sonic's modern Seaside hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCirSTHMEEA
Ys's Water Prison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZBymxFCfLc vs Donkey Kong's (Tension filled) Lockjaw Saga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOwf-GdGEko
Castlevania's Crystal Teardrops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUu2oUG1OMg vs Kirby's Epic Blub Blub Ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR1n8AUMCYE
3rd Final Fantasy's Boundless Ocean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA9aea_SVAI vs. Donkey Kong's Funky Waters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA2WjP6sgrc

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783. Posted:

Donkey Kong's Tension filled Lockjaw Saga

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784. Posted:

AHEM! This is going to be match to remember.

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785. Posted:

1) Kirby Return to Dreamland - Happy Mambo — I've never felt like Sonic water themes were ever all that good. I love the instrumentation, but I feel like it's horribly misused, here.Sonic is kinda known for not changing up the musical formula too much, and it definitely hurts, here.

2) Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze - Lockjaw's Saga (Tension) — Not only did I introduce this one, myself, but this is a really great mix of a few themes that drive the underwater feel to a climax that seems typically very hard to get for most sound designers.

3) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Crystal Teardrop — The simplicity of "Blub Blub Ocean" works well to Kirby's advantage, but "Crystal Teardrop" has a much deeper feel to it that I prefer, not to mention an instrumentation that brings back memories of the Tales games. I love the Tales games, and their music. =D

4) DKCTF - Funky Waters — I'm not gonna explain this one. I'm tired, right now. Maybe I can to a retro analysis next round. Probably not.

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786. Posted:

Donkey kong's funky water cuts it pretty close.
This tournament is getting tough already.

Now if only there were more voters.

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787. Posted:

1) Seaside Hill (Modern) - Sonic Generations
2) Ys Origin - Water Prison
3) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Crystal Teardrops
4) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Funky Waters

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788. Posted:

8BitSamurai wrote:

1) Seaside Hill (Modern) - Sonic Generations
2) Ys Origin - Water Prison
3) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Crystal Teardrops
4) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Funky Waters

What's sad is that this is probably the most agreeable we will be on any bracket. I swear, it almost always seems like I'm counter-voting you.

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789. Posted:

1. Sonic Generations - Seaside Hill (Modern)
2. Ys Origin - Water Prison
3. Kirby's Epic Yarn - Blub Blub Ocean
4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Amiss Abyss

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790. Posted:

UGXwolf wrote:

1) Kirby Return to Dreamland - Happy Mambo — I've never felt like Sonic water themes were ever all that good. I love the instrumentation, but I feel like it's horribly misused, here.Sonic is kinda known for not changing up the musical formula too much, and it definitely hurts, here.

2) Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze - Lockjaw's Saga (Tension) — Not only did I introduce this one, myself, but this is a really great mix of a few themes that drive the underwater feel to a climax that seems typically very hard to get for most sound designers.

3) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Crystal Teardrop — The simplicity of "Blub Blub Ocean" works well to Kirby's advantage, but "Crystal Teardrop" has a much deeper feel to it that I prefer, not to mention an instrumentation that brings back memories of the Tales games. I love the Tales games, and their music. =D

4) TO BE CONTINUED

Maybe we should just abstain from now on to save the counters some trouble, lol.

But no, in seriousness, it just happens that way for some reason.

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791. Posted:

@Justaddsyrup Where did amiss abyss come from?

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792. Posted:

Captain_Toad wrote:

@Justaddsyrup Where did amiss abyss come from?

The song "Funky Waters" plays in the stage "Amiss Abyss." As I recall, CapnPancakes up there titled the track "Amiss Abyss" but it's actually called "Funky Waters."

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793. Posted:

Sonic's seaside hill and Kirby's epic blub blub ocean

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794. Posted:

I'mma give this 4 more hours till we move on to the next round for last minute voters.

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795. Posted:

Seaside hill wins over the Happy mambo 3-1
Lockjaw saga wins via coin toss!
Crystal teardrop also wins via coin toss!
Funky waters overtakes boundless ocean. 4-zilch

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796. Posted:

The Wheel of fate is turning....

Bloocheep sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmXQvnoF5gU vs dire dire docks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqcPSbkS9TQ
Aquatic Ambiance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDvKwSVuUGA vs aquarium park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEGro4NpgCg
Seashore War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boqy0Q-4c_M vs dolphin shoals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUmzNty43Fo
Level 1's Aquatic base https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPflHWn9HN0 vs Sailing the sea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJUaP85rRS0

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797. Posted:

Dolphin Shoals
#2 undecided 4 now
Dire Dire docks
Level 1 aquatic base

Gettng harder for me to decide......

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798. Posted:

1) Dire Dire Docks
2) Aquatic Ambiance
3) Seashore War
4) Aquatic Base

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799. Posted:

1. Super Mario 64 - Dire Dire Docks
2. Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambiance
3. Mario Kart 8 - Dolphin Shoals
4. Sonic 06 - Aquatic Base

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800. Posted:

1) Super Mario 64 - Dire Dire Docks
2) Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience
3) Mario Kart 8 - Dolphin Shoals
4) Bravely Default: Flying Fairy - Sailing the Sea

Most of these have iconic status. The only one I put any real thought into was the 4th bracket, in which I prefer that "wonderous world" feel to it and have never really like Sonic water themes.

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