Guess the game from the sound effect

Number 14:

You missed a note in Guitar Hero. You plum.

Above: You'll hear that sound a lot if you don't calibrate the TV lag

Number 15:

Metal Gear Solid's Codec call sound. Look, we're busy, alright?

Above: If Snake has to talk to it, surely the guards can hear him?

Number 16:

Mario Kart 64's weapon pickup sound as the spinner starts. Which weapon will you get?

Above: This is probably our second favourite Mario Kart, after the original

Number 17:

Did you get this one? It's Space Invaders from 1978 - a shot fired and hitting its target.

Above: The first game to use a cover system?

Number 18:

Another tricky one. The clue is in the slight reverb that features on all the sound in the game - it's the weapon pick-up sound from the original WipEout.

Above: You can't blow up enemy ships in the first WipEout, only slow them down

Number 19:

You put a coin in Virtua Fighter 2... or at least pressed start on Saturn. This one's still present in Virtua Fighter 5 so you should have heard it even if you're relatively new to gaming.

Above: Still great after 15 years. Japan even got a PS2 arcade port. Where's ours?

Number 20:

Sadly, (and wholly undeservedly) obscure, this is the sound of NiGHTS dashing. You might have heard it on the Wii game or the PS2 EyeToy arm-killer, but this is from the Saturn original.

Above: Would you have recognised the alarm clock? Nah, didn't think so

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.