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Winter Solstice 2019 VGM Guessing Contest - RESULTS


Note that the YouTube embeds may take some time to all load - they aren't broken, just slow!

It’s finally time for the moment many of you have been waiting for! Whether it’s to jump in and discover a brand new OST tied to a song that you liked, or ragefully scream once you realize what that song at the tip of your tongue was, we’ve got your results here! Take a look! Yes, I copied this blurb from last time!

And now it's time to announce the winners!

The Results:

In 3rd place, we have:
Meirdent with 55 points!

Coming in 2nd is:
Gloomy with 57 points!

And the overall winner is:
Blue Leaf with 80 points!

Winner, I’ll be in contact soon with regards to your prize!

Here are the full results, where x^ is a series guess (1 point), x is a full guess (2 points), and x** indicates a full guess plus being the only one to guess that song correctly (2 + 1 = 3 points). Recall that Extreme songs are worth 2 extra points for a correct guess (so 1 point for series, 4 points for full, 5 points for only guesser). i{} indicates a correctly guessed impostor.

1. Blue Leaf, 80 points ( 2, 3, 4, 6**, 7, 9, 10**, 11, 15, 22, 23**, 34, 36, 39, 42**, 43, 50, 52, 56, 59, 61^, 62, 63, 68, 76**, 78, 79**, 82, 91, 94, 95, 99, i{E4}**, E5** )

2. Gloomy, 57 points ( 2, 5**, 7, 9, 11, 15, 21, 22, 30, 32^, 39, 43, 50, 55, 56, 61^, 62, 63, 64**, 65, 66**, 69, 71, 77, 82, 95, 100**, E4^ )

3. Meirdent, 55 points ( 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 13, i{14}, 22, 39, 43, 50, 53, 56, 58**, 61, 67, 69, 71, 72, 82, 85**, 87, 89, 90, 94, 95 )

4. K.T.B., 49 points ( 3, 7, 13, 21, 39, 49**, 50, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 61^, 62, 63, 67, 68, 78, 81, 82, 84, 91, 93, 95^, 99 )

5. KevinM, 48 points ( 2, 3, 22, 33**, 39, 43, 50, 52, 55^, 56, 59, 61^, 62, 67, 68, 69, 72, 78, 82^, 84, 89, 90, 93, 95, 97 )

6. SomeGuy712x, 43 points ( 2, 7, 13, 29**, 30, 39, 43, 50, 52, 56, 61^, 62, 63, 65, 71, 72, 77, 78, 81, 82^, 90, 95^, E5^ )

7. Ultima, 39 points ( 2, 18, 22, 30, 34, 39, 41, 50, 52, 56, 63, 65, 68, 74**, 81, 82, 87, 90, 92 )

8. snoruntpyro, 35 points ( 8**, 18, 22, 26**, 31**, 34, 39, 50, 56, 61, 63, 67, 69^, 78, 82, 92, 95^ )

9. Sancles, 33 points ( 2, 3, 11^, i{14}, 18, 19**, 22, 39, 45**, 50, 56, 59^, 61^, 63, 65^, 68^, 69^, 95^, E4^ )

9. Centipede, 33 points ( 3, 7, 18, 22, 30, 36, 39, 41, 50, 52, 56, 61^, 67, 68, 92, 95, 97 )

11. Arcten, 30 points ( 2, 7, 13, 22, 34, 39, 43, 50, 52, 56, 61^, 62, 63, 65, 68, 95, 97 )

12. fsvgm777, 19 points ( 2, 7, 37**, 39, 50, 52, 56, 61^, 65^, 95^, E2^ )

13. Infinity, 18 points ( 22, 34, 39, 50, 56, 61^, 62, 65, 95^, 97 )

14. Dispace, 17 points ( 7, 34, 39, 43, 50, 61^, 62, 92, 95 )

15. ECS.98, 16 points ( 2, 39, 43, 50, 56, 61^, 97, 98** )

16. LouisDoucet, 13 points ( 2, 39, 50, 56, 63, 95, E4^ )

17. Exodustx0, 11 points ( 2, 11, 50, 56, 61^, 66^, 95^ )

On our end, it’s been fun hosting this contest, seeing whether our guesses about your guesses were correct, and especially if you’d fall into some of our devilish traps. If you notice any errors in the results, please let one of us know right away - there was a lot to keep track of so it’s not unlikely we missed a couple things, even though we tried our best to keep things organized. Thank you for participating, and see you next time! And yes, I again copied this from last time!
Seeing these results, I'm glad to say that I almost couldn't have done better. However, I'm disappointed that I didn't recognize Guxt, as I used to love playing that game.

Impressive win by the winner is impressive!
What a good thing I didn't participate this time. Only a few pieces sounded like something I should've known about judging by the series they came from. I would've definitely lost this time and the fact everyone else knew surprisingly well would've made me mad and caused complaining about my lacks of knowledge in VGM.

Nonetheless, this would stem from the fact I didn't expect this contest to happen that day and I didn't prepare for it.
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oh, so that's what 1 and 26 was supposed to be huh? I thought they were songs from some random hard-ass bullet hell or something, so I just searched it from there; never would've thought that it would end up being a random Yasui song in a rhythm game and a fucking Pokemon Rumble song lmao

also it's nice to finally know the source for 97 lol; I was torn on if this was a Zelda song or a Terranigma one, and have been like that for years now, but damn, Ardy Lightfoot of all things??? I don't know much about the game, but I always thought it was just a random 90s rejected mascot platformer and never gave it too much attention because of it. fucked up dude

other than that, I'm satisfied enough with my guesses, even tho I could've probably done better if I didn't roll it safe again; fuck it, it was a good one ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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I'm actually angry at myself, because I actually checked out Mighty Switch Force and Streets of Rage 2's ost's and I think I checked out Kirby Mass Attack and Yooka-Laylee's too, so, argh, how did I not recognize the damned tracks! #smrpg{roar}

Angery aside, I congratulate Blue Leaf for the win (gg!) and Meirdent for being top 3 too! This is a funny contest to look back to now, with how much I was tearing my hair out with picks like Sonic Tetris (fuck, I searched for EVERY version of Marble Zone on Google, YouTube and even SoundCloud to no avail, lmao). I think it'd be nice to tone down a bit on obscurity for the next contests though: picking an unreleased track that, afaik, isn't well known doesn't sit too well with me, for example. Ctrl+f gives me 32 results for "guessed by nobody" too, so lol. I suggest instead going for more of those memory torturing, lesser known tracks from known games, like the Pokémon X/Y pick. Just my take on how to make the contest a bit more fun!

By the way, I didn't even hear the Super Mystery Dungeon track in game nor checked out the OST. I just was 100% positive it was from that game, because at this point I know PMD's sound style too well, lmao. Well, that and I listened to Gates to Infinity's (smaller) ost to make sure it wasn't from the other modern PMD game. ^^;
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As i said in the discussion thread, i really didn't expect to be much of a competition in this contest. Still, i'm happy that at least i got all of my game guesses correctly! (plus one i was the only guesser!)

Also, i'd like to congratulate the winners, Blue Leaf, with the huge lead on first place, as well as Gloomy and Meirdent for making it into top 3!

This was a pretty interesting contest to take part, and it was pretty fun too, so i definitely look forward for the next one!


Now, with the results out, i could finally discover some of the songs that sounded familiar to me, as well as getting angry at the ones i got really close to guess xD

----- When the contest started, i could immediately recognize 4 songs, although i was only sure of 3:

----- Then i started going through the songs and seeing what else i could make of it, which is when i discovered 3 more.

----- Those were all the songs i could guess. However, there were still a few more i spent a good while on, but didn't manage to find them (i did get one series guess though)

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Heh, this is another one of those contests where the majority of the picks are from really popular games that I've just never looked into!

Well hey, now that we're all quarantined it's just that much more time I have to check everything here out.

As a quick aside, not that it really matters, but I personally think imposter points should be awarded for Cowboy Bebop. Yeah, it wasn't originally intended to be one of the "imposter" picks, but for all intents and purposes it still fit the definition of an imposter as per the initial rules of the contest, and people who were able to identify it as such were following those rules as given.
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I would have been able to get some of these but I never would have had chance to get a high score lol
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Oh, just noticed the results here now. Huh, 6th place. That's decent. Congratulations to the people who won! Now, let's see where my brain should've done better...

(Any I don't mention are ones I'm sure I never could've figured out anyway, and don't feel bad about missing.)

3. Huh, I totally thought that sounded like it'd be from a sports game.
4. I've seen NakaTeleeli's 3D Dot Heroes playthrough, but that was a long time ago, and naturally I wouldn't remember that one. I also own 3D Dot Heroes myself, but have never gotten around to playing it.
10. I thought this sounded like it'd be from a Castlevania game.
21. ARGH!!! I KNEW that sounded familiar, and I really should've known it was from Terranigma! But I guessed it was from a Kirby game.
22. This one also sounded familiar to me, but I again guessed it was from a Kirby game.
29. Wow, I'm surprised I was the only one to get this one right. I knew the music immediately, so I figured many people would get it.
37. Another ARGH!!! I knew this one sounded familiar too, but in the end my mind just couldn't even place a guess.
40. You and your F-Zero fake-out...
44. I guessed Street Fighter, but I never would've actually figured that one out myself.
50. Yay, everyone got this gimme correct! (Also, nice "just kidding" there, which is perfect for April Fools' Day.)
61. Wow, I never heard of Sonic Tetris, I don't think. At least I did guess the Sonic series.
63. Thank goodness I recognized this song from my recent playing of Smash Ultimate, which allowed me to easily track down its origin game.
66. I had no clue. I'm not nearly as familiar with the extra stuff in the GBA Donkey Kong Country games. (Nor am I that familiar with DKC3 GBA's changed soundtrack.)
67. Well, that seems kinda cheap. So, I was right with my anime song instinct when I guessed this to be an imposter, but I'm not a Cowboy Bebop fan. Maybe I should've tried looking up all kinds of different popular anime.
69. I knew that one sounded familiar too... but my mind couldn't pinpoint it to be from Pokémon.
82. BARF!!! I guessed Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 - Battle Factory Hoenn, but the word "Hoenn" in the name should've clued me in that it was from Gen. 3. That's totally my brain fart.
84. My mind thought this was from My Hero Academia or something, and I had guessed it as an imposter.
95. Weird. I went over all of the versions of Vampire Killer I could find, and somehow didn't find the Amiga one in the process. Not sure how I missed it. At least I guessed the Castlevania series.
97. I thought this would be from a Final Fantasy game, and I thought it sounded somewhat familiar, possibly from NakaTeleeli's LP of Ardy Lightfoot in the past.
E2. Ah, no wonder that sounded so much like Touhou, since ZUN composed it. Would be nice if someone could produce a full clean version of the song sometime.
E3. My closest guess was Quarth / Block Hole, but even then, I knew it wasn't quite right.
E4. Oh, so it was Touhou. Still, it was an imposter, and I had guessed this one to be the composter. Shouldn't I still get credit for at least an imposter guess here? (Not that the 1-point difference would affect the rankings anyway.)
E5. Ah, an obscure Touhou fangame. At least I guessed the Touhou series on this one.