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Topic: The NintendoLife VGM Tournament: Fire/Lava Themes (Second Round)

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Dogorilla

I just realised I forgot about the ARMS theme when I was choosing my nominations! Oh well, the four I chose are good too.

Anyway, I voted for Legend of Zelda, Etrian Odyssey, and Sonic Rush Adventure. The Sonic one is incredibly cheesy but I quite like it.

By the way, I thought of some ideas for categories that could be used in the future:

  • Underwater themes
  • Remixes from the Smash Bros series
  • Diegetic music, i.e. songs that are sung or performed by a character in the game. For example: the Little Inferno song, Jump Up Super Star from Mario Odyssey, and Kass's theme from Breath of the Wild.

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Krull

Ha! I was in complete agreement with @BabyYoshi12. I’m not a chiptune aficionado or anything, but the LoZ and DD title tunes are the best tracks out of the six. Didn’t love the Etrian Odyssey theme - but I outright dislike the b***ardised sea shanty of Wind Waker. The Sonic one is merely OK. The final option of the six was just dull.

How about RPG battle music as a future category? Or final boss themes (any genre)?

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ThePirateCaptain

For the first half of this round we have The Legend of Zelda moving on 5-3, Etrian Odyssey III surprised me by winning 5-2, and Double Dragon also winning 5-3. The bracket has been updated and can be found here.
Wrapping up the first round we have a double helping of Donkey Kong, the return of Sonic and Zelda after such lengthy absences, everyone’s favorite life simulator, and an overlooked RPG classic. I hope everyone has a great weekend and will see you again Monday for the next round!

Round 1 cont.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf vs. Sonic Rush - A New Day

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Donkey Kong Country vs. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

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Terranigma vs. Donkey Kong Country Returns

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Dogorilla

I defied one of my nominations there and went for Terranigma in the last poll. My thinking was that the DKC Returns theme is so similar to the original DKC theme that I didn't really need to vote for both. I actually prefer the Returns version, but I'd already chosen DKC in the second poll. It deserves credit for being the original anyway!

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BabyYoshi12

New Leaf, Majora’s Mask and Country Returns. I actually like Country better than Majora, but I like Majora more than Terranigma.

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kkslider5552000

That Terranigma song would probably be fantastic if updated (and I'm usually on the side of older midi music, but maybe less so here...), which is why I begrudgingly went with the admittedly really boring DKCR choice (not that the song itself is boring by any means, but its a pretty safe update of that song).

I went for the latter option all three times btw.

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Krull

Ugh, are all the Sonic title themes horrible? Haven’t liked either of the ones so far. Animal Crossing wins by default - but it’s pretty good anyway.

DKC versus Majorca’s Mask. Weird that the SNES tune is so much more interesting and inventive than the N64 one. Donkey Kong romps home.

So Donkey Kong Country Returns should be a shoo-in, right? Well, I reckon it’s an update that loses a lot of the energy of the original. Still a good song, but Terranigma has more grandeur (even if it is really going for that Dragon Quest feel). Terranigma for me.

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ThePirateCaptain

Moving on from this round we have Animal Crossing: New Leaf at a score of 4-2, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask at 5-2, and Terranigma at 4-3. That’s brings us down to 32 total songs remaining. As always you can view the bracket here.

From now on my plan is to post updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you think there should be more time between rounds just let me know and we can adjust. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!

Round 2

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest vs. The Legend of Zelda

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Donkey Kong 64 - DK Rap vs. Mega Man 3

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Jet Moto vs. Super Mario Bros.

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Splatoon - Splattack! vs. Prey (2017) - Experiments in Confusion

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kkslider5552000

I'm putting it out there, Megaman 3 and Jet Moto got the vote from me partially because their songs are actually played on the title screen.

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BabyYoshi12

Woo Hoo, I’ll vote a bit later!

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ThePirateCaptain

There were a few oddities this round as @kkslider5552000 mentioned. For DK 64, the song plays during the intro rather than the actual title screen, however I could not find the track that does play during the title screen so I give it a pass. As far as Super Mario Bros. and Splatoon are concerned, their title screens don’t have official themes so the songs are more main themes from the game. It’s a little stretch there, so if that affects your voting I’d understand.

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kkslider5552000

ThePirateCaptain wrote:

For DK 64, the song plays during the intro rather than the actual title screen, however I could not find the track that does play during the title screen so I give it a pass.

So that's the thing. DK64 does not have title screen music. The title screen is uh...this:

3:31 in this video

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Dogorilla

These are tough choices, I like most of these tracks.

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BabyYoshi12

The first one was tough, but in the end I voted for Zelda as it’s more iconic.

The Mega Man 3 theme is just SO GOOD. The DK Rap is horrible imo.

I barely had to listen to Jet Moto, Super Mario Bros. can and will beat anything.

I have never heard that Splatoon song before. I didn’t specifically enjoy it, so I voted for the mysterious Prey theme.

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Krull

The Jet Moto tune is so derivative of Misirlou, I couldn’t really vote for it, even though the Mario track isn’t really from the title screen.

DK Rap is one of the most excruciating things I’ve ever heard - putting up against Mega Man 3 was almost cruel. (Or K Rool?) Out of every contender so far, Mega Man 3 is the one to beat, IMO.

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Late

Oops, my bad. Not sure why I thought Splattack! plays on the title screen. Maybe I confused it with the splash screen when you select the game in the home menu? Or maybe I've just heard it so many times that I thought it must play in the title screen too? At least my other nominations fit the bill.

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ThePirateCaptain

Moving on this time we have The Legend of Zelda at 6-3, Mega Man 3 at 9-1, Super Mario Bros. at 6-4, and Prey at 5-4. The bracket has been updated here.

Round 2 cont.

Chrono Trigger vs. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City - That’s the Beginning...

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Fez vs. Crypt of the Necrodancer

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Burning Rangers vs. Double Dragon

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Octopath Traveller vs. Halo: Combat Evolved

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Note: For the Burning Rangers theme that was the only video I could find to include the actual title screen music so you’ll have to skip all the intro stuff.

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Buizel

Wasn't a fan of either Chrono Trigger or Etrian Odyssey, but went with CT in the end.

Went with Crypt as it's a great tune - something feels very off about the Fez one to me.

Both Burning Rangers and Double Dragon were great - I kinda felt nostalgia for these despite having never played either game. I went for Double Dragon as it generally felt like a better beat and melody.

A shame to see Octopath (one of my nominations) against a classic such as Halo..I had to go with Halo this time just because of how epic and iconic it is.

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Krull

That Octopath Traveler title track is superb. Been a couple of years since I played it, and I’d forgotten how good it is. The Halo one is surprisingly good (I don’t like the series much, as a whole), but Octopath edges it. They’re by far the best two modern tracks so far - generally speaking, I’ve preferred the chiptunes.

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BabyYoshi12

I personally didn’t enjoy Chrono Trigger, and while I don’t especially enjoy Etrian Odyssey, it was better.

I generally like faster, louder songs better than slower, quieter ones. I make an exception with Crypt of the Necrodancer. It just seemed very sudden and in-my-face. Fez had a mysterious theme, which I enjoyed much better.

That third one was just cruel. Double Dragon is a great theme. But, Burning Rangers stole my vote, which is embarrassing because when I voted for it in Round 1, I thought ‘I’m going to keep voting for this one for a while.’

On the last one, they are both so good! I voted for Halo, but I’d be happy with either.

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