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An incredibly important but much overlooked part of Video Gaming is sound. Sounds can determine and differentiate good and evil, danger and safety, paradise and hell. Good music in a game can become so addictive that you end up humming it even though you do not realise you are doing it.

Mr.Do, Spy Hunter, Dig-Dug, Pooyan all had samples that we all hum to this day. You hear them in your sleep, in your waking hours, in the queue for the bus, the train, while at work, on and on and on.........

As homage to the great sound programmers of the day we present this page of samples for your pleasure. Let the memories of that certain arcade game flood back.

Click on a marquee to hear those familiar sounds of yesteryear and be transported back to the arcades of your youth.

Space Invaders
Berzerk
PacMan
Donkey Kong
Pleiades
Burger Time
Dig Dug
Galaga
Pole Position
Gauntlet
Ms PacMan
Qbert
Asteroids
Time Pilot
Robotron
Tron
Frogger
Amidar
Scramble
Tapper
Tutankham
Crystal Castles
Mr Do
Star Wars

Of course there are far too many sounds to cram onto a single web page so here are some links that will help feed your appetite for even more sound bites of yesteryear.

http://www.coinopvideogames.com/sounds.php
http://arcade.hofle.com
http://www.basementarcade.com/arcade/sounds/sounds.html  
http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Arcade_Games_Sounds.aspx
http://www.digitpress.com/dpsoundz/soundmus.htm