Today I was trying to describe to my on again off again girlfriend why, since I now have no phone, email is not a good way to contact me. I said, "My phone used to go BOOPALEEDOOP! But my computer just goes ———————————."

That got me thinking of all the fun sound effects in life and of course, in video games. So today's question is,

What's your favorite sound effect in a game?

Is it the jump sound from Super Mario Brothers? The satisfying cha ching when you last hit a creep in DOTA 2? The creekoo creekoo creekoo as you try to be a carpenter in FF14?

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Bonus: Try to write an on·o·mat·o·poe·ia (yep had to look that one up) for the sound effect that you choose.

I think for me it's the squick squick squick sound of that hand icon as you select things in FF7.