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 β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”."

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?

Bonus: Try to write an onΒ·oΒ·matΒ·oΒ·poeΒ·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.