Usually defined as a loud fanfare that typically lasts no more than a few seconds, these jingles helped make a lot of tough games more bearable, and they’re still a staple of modern games (if not as frequently seen). In some cases, they’ve become even more recognizable than the games themselves. They’re also fun to listen to on their own, so we pulled together a list of our favorites for your ear-based enjoyment.
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.