Gaming's greatest victory jingles

A giant compendium of some of the most uplifting tunes you'll ever hear

This is the first one you thought of when you clicked on this article, isn’t it? Oh, all right. Here:

While the above sound is from Final Fantasy IV (released in the US as FFII blah blah history), it’s been with the series since its inception, and with a few exceptions (the most recent being Final Fantasy XIII), it’s been used in nearly every game in the series since. It’s also become widely accepted shorthand for something awesome happening, which is probably why so many people use it as their ringtone.


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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