To those in the Northern Hemisphere, happy spring equinox! To those in the Southern Hemisphere, happy autumn equinox! And happy Norooz to those who celebrate it! Wikipedia says it's World Sparrow Day today as well, so Happy Sparrow Day as well!
With all of these reasons to celebrate, it's time for another VGM guessing contest! This time around, it's a five-way collaboration between myself ( bebn legg), Doctor No, K.T.B., Valentine, and idol! Once again, there's a grand total of 100 + 6 songs from all across the world of video games.
So, let's jump right into how it works! It's simple, just guess the name of the game that each song is from. If you don't know which game specifically, you can also guess the series. Getting the game wrong, but the series right (e.g. guessing Super Mario Bros. 3 instead of Super Mario Bros. 2) still counts as a correct series guess. If a game has multiple versions or soundtracks, be sure to specify which one the song is from!
As per tradition, there are also three songs that are not from video games! Two of them are impostors, which means that they're pre-existing, non-video game songs, while one of them is a composter, which is a song composed by one of us specifically for the contest! Correctly guessing these will net you extra points. For the impostors, you can list where the song is originally from, including track name, album, composer, or any other relevant information, should you know it, for that to count as correctly guessing the game. You can also guess a song as being the impostor without knowing its origin; if you're correct, you'll still receive the bonus points.
For the composter, since there's no origin, simply label it as the composter to get a total of 3 points.
There are no penalties for incorrectly guessing the impostors, so guess away!
Finally, after the set of regular songs, there are also the EXTREME songs, which are very obscure songs. Correctly guessing these songs is worth some additional points.
DO NOT REVEAL YOUR GUESSES OR TALK ABOUT YOUR PROGRESS WITH OTHER USERS This is discouraging to other users at best, and ruins the spirit of the contest at worst. Penalties for doing this may include disqualification, and could go all the way up to a temporary ban.
For each guess you submit, you will get the following:
- 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).
- 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 2 points - Be the only person to identify a particular song.
- Additional 1 point - Be the only person to identify which series/franchise a song comes from.
Game points and series points are mutually exclusive. This means that getting the game points overrides getting the series points (i.e. correctly guessing a game gives 2 points, not 2+1.)
The top 3 scorers will receive a wonderful trophy, and a code from the SMWC list of game codes.
Submitting your guesses
Compile all your guesses in a neat, organized format, and send them via site PM or Discord DM to either bebn legg (@bebn legg#0086) or K.T.B. (@K.T.B.#4659) by April 3rd 2021, 23:59 EDT. You've got two whole weeks to submit your guesses. If you're not submitting a guess for a particular song, there's no need to include it in the list you're sending us. If you remember a song after you've already submitted your guesses, no worries, just send us another PM or DM, we'll compile everything together in the end.
You can find all the songs here.