Best/Iconic Game Sound Effects?

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  1. Doug

    Doug Ancient Guru

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    Sounds that every gamer knows such as: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P5qbcRAXVk

    I'm having a hard time thinking of many memorable sound effects, I need some good ones for phone notifications :nerd: any more?
     
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    For me it has to be the Doom door sound, it's been used in so many things over the years. It's not originally from Doom but it's certainly best known because of it.

    This one (not a doom vid, could't find one).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOrX0kec7so
     
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    Another sound effect from Doom, the sound of fire imps dying. It's actually a camel and I've heard the same effect used many times in film and games.
     
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    mario jumping
     

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    The beginning sound from HL2
     
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    Sonic collecting a ring...
     
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    Mario going down a warp tunnel. Really anything from Mario.
     
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    yes mario getting the invincibility thing (blue stars)
     
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    This particular sound in Zelda games, when there's a key hidden in a dungeon's room :)
     

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    When you turned on Sonic 1 on the mega drive....

    'SEGA'
     
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    Metal Gear Solid 2: Solid Snake, the alarming sound you hear when a guard finds you.
     
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    I would say the extra life sound in commander keen episodes 1-3....PC speaker only in those games.
     
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    The same one in my OP? :D
     
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    A really interesting and cool thread actually :)

    A few of my favorites:

    1. The 'splat' sound from DN3D when gibbing the aliens
    2. The meaty shotgun sound from Doom. In fact most of the sounds in that game are unmistakable when I hear them .. +1 for the door sound :)
    3. A few from MK2: sound of scorpion's spear, Raiden's teleport, Subzero's ice ball when it freezes the opponent, Shau Kahn's 'excellent' exclamation when landing an uppercut, "Toasty!" (the other MK games have pretty good sounds but I find MK2 to be superior to them all).
    4. Plasma rifle from Doom 3
    5. Vending machine attract sounds/jingle music from Bioshock (why in the hell didn't they include this for BS 2?)
    6. Everything in Starcraft/Starcraft 2/Diablo/Diablo 2 (yes, everything...lol)

    I could probably keep going if I don't stop myself.
     

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    I remember there was a similar thread a couple of years ago, but about memorable phrases in games, not sound effects :)
     
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    The creaky door opening sounds in Daggerfall.

    I realize it probably didn't originate from said game, but I've heard the exact one in movies and stuff.
     
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    "Headshot!" sound from Unreal Tournament.
     
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