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Summer 2020 VGM Guessing Contest: The One Where the Hosts are Different
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Another season (almost), another VGM contest. This year's summer contest is brought to you by Lazy, snoruntpyro, and (minimally) myself, which should bring a bit of variety to the song choices! As with the past few contests, there are a total of 100 regular songs to guess, and 7 additional "extreme" songs.

Also, amidst the 100 regular songs are two sneaky outliers - the IMPOSTOR, a song from something entirely other than a video game (e.g. tv, movie, misc. album, etc), and the COMPOSTER, a song composed by one of us specifically for the contest. Be sure to keep an eye out for those to potentially net some extra points!

For each song in the list, you only need to guess the name of the game it comes from. You can include the song title as well, but you won't get any extra points for it.

The scoring is as follows:
  • 2 points - Guess the game correctly.
  • 1 point - Guess the series/franchise that a song comes from, but not the game (e.g. "Mario" for Super Mario Odyssey would get 1 point). Game points and series points are mutually exclusive.
  • 3 points - Identify which song is the COMPOSTER. (Note that there is no actual source for this one, so simply labelling it "composter" is enough.)
  • Additional 2 points - Guess an extreme song correctly.
  • Additional 1 point - Identify the IMPOSTOR. You do not necessarily have to guess the actual song to get this bonus point.
  • Additional 1 point - Be the only person to identify a particular song.
There will be trophies as usual for the top 3 participants, and I'm also offering prizes! First, second and third places will receive a Steam gift card worth $50 CAD, $25 CAD and $10 CAD respectively.

There is one very important rule we are adding this time:
Do not, under any circumstance, discuss how many songs you have guessed, or hint at how much progress you have made.
We don't want people giving up because they know for sure they can't win. You are free to discuss specific songs, however, but keep it reasonable (of course, do NOT share your actual guesses with anyone). Failure to comply may result in disqualification. Sharing answers will net you a 3 day temporary ban.

Now, back onto better news: the songs!

The songs are all here! (alt mirror)

To submit your guesses, please compile them in a neat/organized list and send them directly to me, Sinc-X, either by site PM (preferred) or Discord DM, by June 15th, 2020, 23:59 UTC. This list only has to contain the songs you guessed, you don't have to include any empty guesses. Also, you can resubmit your guesses as often as you'd like, so don't worry too much about submitting early and remembering one later.

Get guessing, and have fun!
Originally posted by Sinc-X
  • 1 point - Guess the series/franchise that a song comes from, but not the game (e.g. "Mario" for Super Mario Odyssey would get 1 point). Game points and series points are mutually exclusive.

  • Just to clarify, does the last part here mean an incorrect guess of a specific game will be wrong even if it's in the same series? For example, if we know a song is from the Super Mario series but try to guess Super Mario Odyssey when it's actually from Sunshine, would the guess get zero points and we should just say the Super Mario series in that case?

    Also, when it comes to series with multiple subseries like Super Mario (Mario & Luigi, Paper Mario) or Mega Man (X, Legends), would the subseries need to be specified to get franchise points?
    Wrong game but correct series, e.g. guessing Odyssey instead of Sunshine, will still get the 1 series point. The mutual exclusivity just implies that you either get the 2 points or the 1 point, but not both (i.e. specifying the series if you already guessed the game correctly won't get you an extra point).

    Subseries do not need to be specified. "Mario" is a perfectly acceptable 1 point guess for Paper Mario, for example.

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    Ties will be decided by who sent the answers first?
    lol, only [removed] songs guessed at first listening session.

    I may have to fill my answer sheet with bogus and luck attempts, guessing series from the song's instrumentations or rhytms or whatever. Who knows.

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    Hey this is me Darkslayer.
    I have a nitpick. Summer on northern hemisphere starts on June 22nd. And it would be a winter contest for southerners.
    #QLM #QueerLivesMatter
    Originally posted by MORC
    Ties will be decided by who sent the answers first?

    If there is a tie it will simply remain a tie; if there happens to be one in the top 3, which is very unlikely, then the prizes will be adjusted accordingly - I'll make that call when we get there.


    Originally posted by qantuum
    lol, only [removed] songs guessed at first listening session.

    Please don't reveal how many songs you know (see the red text in the original post). I've removed it from your post but please don't do it again (this goes for everyone).


    Originally posted by 7 up
    I have a nitpick. Summer on northern hemisphere starts on June 22nd. And it would be a winter contest for southerners.

    summer is whenever you want it to be babyyyyy

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    When will the next level disign contest be avalible?

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    Nice
    Is guessing something multiple times allowed? For example, if there are several different tracks that sound to me like they COULD be the composter, and I write "composter" next to all of them, will i get the three points if one of them happens to be right? Or would that not count?
    I'm going to say no, you can't do that. If you include multiple guesses for the composter I'll only count the first one. Same for impostor. (For regular song guesses I don't really care; the impostor and composter are more significant.)

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    I have a question: If we guess that one is the composter, but it's the regular imposter, or if we guess that one is the regular imposter, and it turns out to be the composter, do we get partial credit for the guess in either case? Or do both have to be correctly guessed as being specifically the imposter and the composter to get any points at all for those?
    There will be no partial points for that, no.

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    Not expecting to get very many due to how much random not even translated Japanese games are in this list probably. Though listening to this one of the picks is definitely hilarious and would've never have expected it to be here.
    Originally posted by TheStoneBanana
    All of this was made possible by Totino's, guys
    Sonic Mania wouldnt exist without it

    Thanks for the amazing layout LDA!
    Submissions are now closed. Results should hopefully be ready in the next few weeks, but no promises.

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    Darn. I missed this! I knew a few, so I figure I would have done well.

    I'm glad the C64 got a little bit of representation.

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