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Geonjaha

1) Fire Emblem: Awakening - Id (Purpose) ~ Both were really good, but I think considering the whole piece, I prefer this one.
2) Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories - Lord of the Castle
3) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Vaati's Wrath ~ I love MGS3:SE, but its tune sounds nothing like what should be playing on any final boss.
4) Metal Gear Rising: Revengance - It Has to Be This Way

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Spectator

1. Grandia II - Fight (Ver.4) I would have picked this song if it were available. This is a great song.
2. Final Fantasy VII - Birth of a God
3. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Vaati's Wrath
4. Metal Gear Rising: Revengance - It Has to Be This Way (The more I hear this song the better it gets. This song will be hard to beat.

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UGXwolf

Bump for one last chance at glory! FE:A vs Grandia II are at 5-4 and one vote can still change the results! This round will likely be ending soon, so if you have yet to vote, please do!

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ThePirateCaptain
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1) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Zero — What an incredible and varied piece.

2) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Adventure's End — Both are OK peices, but I like this one's style better

3) Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Solaris (Phase 2) — I never thought I'd ever vote on anything from sonic '06, but. quite frankly, this is a much better song

4) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - C-R-O-W-N-E-D — While Ocarina had a better boss, the theme is downright boring. This one is especially great at .41-1.05 where it remixes the main theme of the game

edit: so far, my top two picks for the entire tournament are Serpent Eating the Ground (BD) and It Has to be This Way (MGR)

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8BitSamurai

Wow, that MGS Rising vote sure got lopsided. Great tune!

1) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Zero
2) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Adventure's End
3) Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Solaris (Phase 2)
4) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - C-R-O-W-N-E-D

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1) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Zero
2) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Adventure's End
3) Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Solaris (Phase 2)
4) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - C-R-O-W-N-E-D

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UGXwolf

1) Ace Combat: Zero: The Belkan War - Zero — This song excels in so many ways, it almost wouldn't be fair to try to describe them all, as that'd be a disservice to anything and everything I fail to mention. Let's just say there's very little I dislike about this song and leave it by pointing out that the feel isn't real "final boss" for me, but then, neither is SM3DW's final boss theme. Heck, that one doesn't even feel like a boss theme until late in the song, around the time you're about to finish the level, anyways.

2) SpongeBob SquarePants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom - Chum Bucket — Some incredible musical elements at play in both of these songs. It's really hard to choose. I eventually when with this one because of the feel of the music, but honestly, it could go either way without being a loss in any sense of the word.

3) Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic '06) - Solaris (Phase 2) — Oh, that's just not fair! I really wanted Ultimate Koopa to do well, but it got put up against "His World, of all songs, and EVERYONE knows that the worse the Sonic game is, the better the music tends to be. Sonic being a series known for pretty good music, this song is practically ensured a spot late in the tournament, and I think it really deserves it.

4) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - The Final Battle With Ganon — This theme is oppressive. I mean... really oppressive. I can't hear this theme without immediately wanting to reach for something for my defense. The foreboding presence of those deep chords and that driving snare with the occasional cymbal clash were all they needed to set up a truly immersive and deep piece that actually manages to put me on edge every time. The song may be kinda weak, but as a final boss theme, even out of context, it's absolutely amazing.

To C-R-O-W-N-E-D's credit, it is a very good theme, too and suits Kirby to a T, but in any other franchise, it would be horribly out of place. It's a great example of a song that relies on its IP to make it as great as it is. However, there were certain points that just didn't seem to match the theme at all. I'd be ashamed of myself if I voted anything BUT OoT on this one (and just between you and me, I personally despise OoT for its sheer over-hypedness, but the game has some top level music, and this is a shining example of it.

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1) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Zero
2) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Adventure's End
3) Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Solaris (Phase 2)
4) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - C-R-O-W-N-E-D

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ClockworkMario

1) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Zero
2) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Adventure's End
3) Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 - Solaris (Phase 2)
4) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Final Battle

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UGXwolf

Both this and the elimination round of the Water Theme bracket are so lopsided. XD One match-up that's even close between the eight present.

For reference, the score is currently:

7-1 (in favor of Zero)
7-1 (in favor of Adventure's End)
8-0 (in favor of His World)
5-3 (in favor of C-R-O-W-N-E-D)

Take that how you will. For the sake of reference, the elimination round for water theme was full of 5-1s and one 6-0 last time I checked.

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ThePirateCaptain
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1) Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - Final Battle
2) Sonny 2 - Final Boss
3) Bayonetta - The Greatest Jubilee
4) Liberation Maiden - Let's Continue the Story

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8BitSamurai

1) Viewtiful Joe 2 - True Heroes
2) Sonic Unleashed - Perfect Dark Gaia
3) Bayonetta - The Greatest Jubilee
4) Donkey Kong '94 - Shodown at the Tower

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ClockworkMario

1) Viewtiful Joe 2 - True Heroes
2) Sonny 2 - Final Boss – I knew this was going to be a tough call right from the get-go. Dark Gaia is an incredible and varied piece, but Sonny just keeps you in its grasp the whole time, pumping you full of energy.
3) Super Meat Boy - Carmeaty Burana
4) Donkey Kong '94 - Showdown at the Tower – Not a fan of either, but my hatred of lyrics in VGM rears its head once more. Liberation Maiden isn't quite as terrible as the Sonic-songs – perhaps 'cause I've no idea what's being said – it's still enough to drop it behind Donkey Kong in my books.

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Maelstrom

1) Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - Final Battle — Really nails the epic type of music without being high-energy.
2) Sonic Unleashed - Perfect Dark Gaia — It really is true. The worse the critical reception of a sonic game, the better it's soundtrack.
3) Bayonetta - The Greatest Jubilee
4) Liberation Maiden - Let's Continue the Story — This one is so weird, I love it.

edit: didn't try it, but now 3 out of 4 songs are tied.

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ThePirateCaptain

1. Viewtiful Joe 2 - True Heroes The thing that really kills the Partners in Time track for me is just how short it is.

2. Sonic Unleashed - Perfect Dark Gaia The guitar riff in Sonny 2 is fantastic, but it can't match the full orchestra in this song.

3. Bayonetta - The Greatest Jubilee This is a powerful song, perfectly suited for the final boss of the game.

4. Liberation Maiden - Let's Continue the Story Neither of these songs are fantastic, but I found the Donkey Kong theme to be rather boring.

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DreamyViridi

Gods, where have I been for these VGM Tourneys? Sorry about that, on occasion I just don't feel like voting... Anyway...

1) Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - Final Battle
2) Sonic Unleashed - Perfect Dark Gaia
3) Bayonetta - The Greatest Jubilee
4) Donkey Kong '94 - Showdown at the Tower

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