Most Iconic Game Sounds/Music

The head scratch from Fallout. Subtle, but iconic.

Gdawg27 wrote:

Arcades -

Playing Punchout Arcade game "Left hook, Right hook, MIGHTY BLOW! MIGHTY BLOW!"

I woked at a grovery store in high school that had Punchout. Could never shake those lines from my head. But I think the line is "BODY BLOW! BODY BLOW!"

"War. War never changes." - Fallout

The bloody sound effect when your full-auto barrage disintegrates a mob in Fallout.

"Nuclear launch detected." - Starcraft. Gave me the shivers every time I heard it, scrambling to find that little red dot in my base. And made me grin with glee when I was planting it.

As far as game music, the opening theme to City of Heroes. It hearkens me back to the good old days when it first launched. It was my first MMO, everything was a novel experience and I was a wide-eyed noob.

Almost any of the unit selection noises from Warcraft II, III and Starcraft, really (never played Warcraft I).

My personal favorite is the ogres from Warcraft II:

"We're ready master! I'm not ready."

And something different:

"Go for the eyes Boo! Go for the eyes!"

Edit: typo

"Bladeth of Thteel."

Some of my favorite music is from Cannon Fodder. The bit that plays before a level, while you see the helicopter fly in, does a great job of getting you psyched up and the one that plays after a mission isn't too bad either. That was 15 years ago but they are still awesome.

As for music that felt completely out of place I present you with a section of Shadowgrounds. I played the demo and while you were in one particular room the music completely changed from the moody and subtle track it played to something different and immersion breaking. Judge for yourselves. (Nevermind the choppy frame rate, my computer choked while running fraps)

Hmmn for music I would put down the pre-race music from Pole Position! As far a game noise... The imp oink from doom. Very creepy

Rat Boy wrote:

Completely random list follows:
* The bolt-click of the MP5SD3 from the original, non-console Rainbow Six series

Recalling that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

Sonicator wrote:

"Go for the eyes Boo! Go for the eyes!"

"I wish I had my old tobacco pipe."

EDIT: It's not iconic, but it's one of the most memorable lines for me.

I'm not sure if this one has been mentioned, but I was playing the Simpson's Game and ran across this one in one of the levels. Instantly recognizable:
The Door Opening Sound from Doom.
That pneumatic whine, usually closely followed by the screech of activated imps...

Complete necro poster, but I just recently replayed one of the games with one of the best OST's out there; SNES's F-Zero:




And my two favorites:



Arise thread!

It's not every day you hear Baba Yetu from Civ IV on America's Got Talent, but here you go.