Guess the game from the sound effect

Number 21:

An easy one. Yoshi's here! From Super Mario World.

Above: The sound triggers when he appears and when Mario gets on his back

Number 22:

It's the shield regenerate sound from Halo 3, but it's similar in all three Halo games.

Above: Halo's most memorable sound comes from standing still

Number 23:

Another classic coin insert, this time from 1986's OutRun. We had some more coin insert counds, but they were too obscure. This one was too magical to leave out.

Above: From the days when loose change was your five-minute ticket to heaven

Number 24:

Did you get it? It's the sound of getting a tetris in Tetris. Triggered by clearing the maximum four lines at once with a 'long one', it may sound odd, but it's the sweet sound of success.

Above: No! We need the next one to be the inverted Z! Gaaargh!

Number 25:

And finally. The first time we heard this in Resident Evil 4, we thought it was a motorbike. "Who could be revving a motorbike here? What? Oh my God it's a chainsaw man!" We almost went with the decapitation sound, but it was too messy, both in audio fidelity and resulting goo.

Hope that one didn't leave you on 24/25...

Above: Is that chainsaw on fire? We'd be surprised if it's not coated in boiling acid too. Laced with splinters and rejection.

Oct 09, 2008

Pop ballads, hair metal and other ear-ripping tunes so bad you can’t stop listening

Not all game music sucks - check out these beauties

An older article. But it's got Boyz II Men wrecking the theme from NiGHTS, so worth another cringe.

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.