20 + Iconic Game Sounds

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Iconic is as iconic does

Beauty is in the ear of the beholden

Iconic :

  • The most memorable / least forgettable
  • A moment long remembered
  • In yer brain

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

George Bernard Shaw



Welcome to the Gameworld where good doth existeth in plenty

20 + Iconic Game SFX and sound designs listed (not themes)

  1. Mario - power up mushroom
  2. The sounds from the original Sonic the Hedgehog
  3. The guitar riffs to the first level of the first Doom
  4. Final Fantasy- level up sound
  5. Zelda- puzzle solved sound
  6. Metal Gear Solid- spotted sound
  7. Resident Evil- zombie moan
  8. Anything in Quake
  9. The sound of skid marks. Gran Turismo
  10. Alan Wake - all good
  11. Tetris: Moving your pieces
  12. GBA/GBC: Startup sounds
  13. The sound of a Ring or Amulet drop in Diablo 1 and 2
  14. “Shoryuken!” from Street Fighter 2
  15. Doom III - ambient sounds
  16. The sound of death by hidden blade from Assassin’s Creed 1 & 2
  17. “Zug-zug” from Warcraft
  18. Pokemon Battle Cry’s
  19. The Mario “jump” noise
  20. Starcraft sound of Battlecruiser operational voice
  21. The Silent Hill 1 siren sound

Work in progress - add your noteworthy gamer sfx to the list

Mario- power up mushroom

The sounds from the original Sonic the Hedgehog

The guitar riffs to the first level of the first Doom

Final Fantasy- level up sound

Zelda- puzzle solved sound

Metal Gear Solid- spotted sound

Resident Evil- zombie moan

Anything in Quake

The sound of skid marks. Gran Turismo

Alan Wake - all good

Tetris: Moving your pieces

GBA/GBC: Startup sounds

The sound of a Ring or Amulet drop in Diablo 1 and 2

“Shoryuken!” from Street Fighter 2

Doom III - ambient sounds

The sound of death by hidden blade from Assassin’s Creed 1 & 2

“Zug-zug” from Warcraft

Pokemon Battle Cry’s

The Mario “jump” noise

Starcraft sound of Terran Battlecruiser operational voice

The Silent Hill 1 siren sound


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