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Topic: The NintendoLife VGM Tournament: Diegetic Themes (Nominations now open!)

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Captain_Toad

Ugh. I'd rather have red mountain win, not a fan of Scorch n Torch.

At least I have a new appreciation for Red mountain (inside).

I would go for map/level select themes!

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@Captain_Toad I like the menu idea too.

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kkslider5552000

I'm here for menu or lyrics.

That's a sentence that would be weird to say in any other context.

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Bankaj

Supporting the idea for map/level select theme

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ThePirateCaptain

Some good ideas here, we have: Water themes, Map/Level select themes, Credit themes, Town/City themes, a specific year range idea, and vocal themes.

@Dogorilla
As far as diegetic music goes, I think it’s a really unique idea. My only concern would be if we could find enough songs to fill a tournament but I’m certainly open to it.

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@ThePirateCaptain you should make a poll of all the suggestions and let they users pick

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Krull

For diegetic music, would the entire Locoroco soundtrack count? Absolutely love that choral effect when you get a full complement of little dudes. Think yellow theme was my favourite, but they were all great.

More obvious choice would be Pauline singing Jump Up Super Star in Super Mario Odyssey.

Anyway, don’t know if you’ll go with that theme or not, but there are definitely options.

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Dogorilla

@ThePirateCaptain Yeah, it might be a bit more difficult than normal to think of eligible music but, as Krull said, it should be possible to come up with a decent amount. I can think of quite a few good individual tracks, plus you could have any KK Slider song from Animal Crossing, most of the Splatoon soundtrack (it's not technically diegetic when you hear it in game but most of the songs are credited to in-universe bands so I think it counts), and any original tracks created for in-game radios in games like GTA, so there's a lot of options there.

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Bankaj

Good with either of these options - vote went to Diegetic themes. Sounds like fun ánd interesting to learn new music!

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ThePirateCaptain

Looks like we’re tied between Map/Level Select and Diegetic themes at the moment. If anyone wants to be the deciding vote now is your chance!

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ThePirateCaptain

The vote is still tied up so I’ll throw mine in for Diegetic themes so we can get going. Map/Level Select themes can be our next tournament since there seems to be a lot of support there as well. With all that said, everyone is free to start nominating songs!

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kkslider5552000

It basically just means music that exists in-universe.

For an obvious Nintendo example, the band and Pauline are literally playing that one song everyone knows in Mario Odyssey and thus would be diegetic but the background music for much of daytime New Donk City isn't.

My question is, do we count ones that are partially in-universe? Like some games will have someone clearly adding an instrument to an already existing bgm, does that make it diegetic?

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Krull

@kkslider5552000 I would say the New Donk City In Odyssey soundtrack is diegetic - maybe I’m misremembering, but don’t you see them playing together as you go along? But Pauline is certainly a better example.

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Bankaj

Can start with sharing some obvious examples of Diegetic Music, at least to my understand of the genre =).
I'll keep thinking as it is actually kind of hard to dig your memory on this one.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Kass' Theme performed by 'Kass
Bonus: vid below includes more songs from our favorite feathered troubadour.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Song of Storms performed by 'Phonogram Man'

Pokemon Yellow - Jigglypuff's Sing performed by Jigglypuff

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TJWorks

This was a tricky one, but here's a few good nominations I could think of. I included a source as to where you hear the music in each nomination.

Marin's Ballad of the Windfish - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Source: Triggers after talking to Marin.

Calamari Inktation - Splatoon
Source: Boss fight.

Main Theme - Banjo Kazooie
Source: Plays during Intro screen.

vs. DJ Subatomic Supernova - No Straight Roads
Source: Boss fight.

vs. Noize - River City Girls
Source: Boss fight.

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Dogorilla

kkslider5552000 wrote:

My question is, do we count ones that are partially in-universe? Like some games will have someone clearly adding an instrument to an already existing bgm, does that make it diegetic?

I would say it counts as long as the main melody is diegetic, but it's slightly open to interpretation.

My nominations:
Die Anywhere Else - Night in the Woods

Bubblegum K.K. - Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Want You Gone - Portal 2 (Possibly debatable whether this counts as diegetic but I'll go with it anyway. Although it's slightly spoilery so if anyone hasn't played the game and doesn't want to listen to it I can swap it out for something different.)

Muck Warfare - Splatoon 2

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Blooper987

@Dogorilla yes to the portal 2 song!!! Literally the best thing to ever grace my ears

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ThePirateCaptain

Since this theme is a little more ambiguous than most I don’t feel particularly strict about what qualifies. I think as long as it has some in-universe tie it’s fine.

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