Early last year, I gave my 0-100 opinion on 1723 individual tracks from the soundtracks of games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The above is the result of my ratings combined with those of 99 other 8-bit game music enthusiasts.
I participate in the community of the fanbase of The Minibosses, a rock band which exclusively covers video game music from the NES. We’re known as The Shizz, after the domain which hosts The Minibosses’ forum, as well as other indie outfits in the Phoenix, AZ area. 100 members of The Shizz participated, but only 11 of us were able to complete them all, including myself. I don’t want to do the math on 1723 times ~1.5 minutes per listen for all of the nominated tracks, but it was at times a grueling processes. However, I’m proud to have participated, and I like the fact that I gave the lowest average rating out of anyone who gave more than a couple hundred ratings. Here is a big list of my ratings, in descending scores.
After a year’s worth of deliberation (mainly taking screenshots and getting people to write the reviews), the organizer for the project, someone I know simply as “juef”, has released the results. He did a countdown sort of thing, but I figured I’d wait to let you guys see the results in their entirety. Most tracks can be listened to via a Flash player right on the page, but that will sometimes not work correctly.
As far as the results, they don’t look at that much like mine, which is to be expected. A lot of “popular” tunes found their way to high positions, but that wasn’t too excessive. I’m only really butthurt about Godzilla #2 coming in 189th place.