Favorite Video Game Ringtones

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#1  Edited By triplestan

Hearing Jeff's badass text message tone in a billion different videos and having just upgraded has inspired me to customize my new phone a little bit, and having a video game sound effect seems perfect. Problem is, I'm completely blanking on any sounds that really stand out to me. The closest I've come to a decent one is the Capcom logo theme, but it's too long for a text tone, and too short for a ringtone:

So Giantbomb folks, I ask you:

What are your favorite video game ringtones/text message noises?

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I use the MGS codec sound for my ringtone. Now every time the codec rings in an episode of Metal Gear Scanlon I get nervous.

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I used the score item sound from DoDonPachi as my notification sound for a while. Now I'm using one of the notification pings from FFXIV.

For ringtones, I like to use a lot of old arcade game music (name entry tunes are usually pretty good for that) but right now I've got the Black Knight 2000 music.

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My notification noise is the GBA start up sound and my ringtone is an 8-bit version of the Ducktales theme!

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I use the ringtone from No More Heroes. It's pretty fantastic.

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My notifications are the sound effect that plays when music notes pop out of someone's head in Persona 3/4 and my ringtone is currently the beginning of Sync from Fez.

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My ringtone is the song that plays at the end of the co-op campaign in Portal 2, called Robots FTW.

It's super peppy and makes me happy just hearing it.

At one point I had the selection screen music for SMB 2. That was pretty awesome.

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Ringtone: Final Fantasy fanfare

Text tone: MGS enemy alert

THERE IS NO BETTER COMBINATION

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@ltsmash: I've heard the code sound used as a ringtone by people I'd never guess play videogames, let alone MGS. I used it for a while myself but it became too stressful. Recently I've been rocking the BioForge flute.

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For years I've been trying to find the ringtone noise from Persona 4 to use as my text message ringer and have never been able to find it. So I used Cody's "BINGO" from Street Fighter 4.

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My ringtone is the theme from GTA2. I need to find something cool to use for text notifications.

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I've always liked the pager ring tone from GTA3.

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I use the Persona 4 victory theme as my ringtone, but for texts, I use a little jingle from an anime called Air Gear.

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@corevi said:

I use the ringtone from No More Heroes. It's pretty fantastic.

Hell yeah, duder! Great choice. I found the "Beam Katana Fully Recharged" sound wasn't bad for an SMS notification sound, but it was too short for me to really notice.

I use a few different ones. My main ringtone is the GTA IV "Pager" ring, looped, which I guess is the GTA III pager sound and GTA 1 theme, if you want to go back a bit.

For SMS notifications, it depends on which of my friends are sending me smiley faces. I use the MGS1 "!" sound and the Unreal Tournament 1 healing sound.

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Mine is currently the Steel Samurai theme from Phoenix Wright, but specifically the midi version that Phoenix uses as his ringtone.

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#16  Edited By LiquidSaiyan3

@bbalpert: Yes! I have the same exact one for my work phone

For texts I use Joker's PA tone from Arkham Asylum

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My ringtone has been Pleather for Breakfast from No More Heroes for years.

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I like the Mario sound effects.

I also wake up to the Banko-kazooie theme in the morning

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This is my current alarm ring tone:

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For general notifications I use the Metal Gear alert noise and for texts I have the Galaga extra ship noise. I am thinking about mixing them all up some time soon so maybe some of the suggestions will be good enough to steal!

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The Overworld Theme from Zelda II. This theme really fucks with people because they think they know where its going, then bam, they get hit with something unexpected.

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I use one of the chirp noises from Journey as my text message tone, it is awesome.

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i have guilles theme as my alarm clock, and the mgs ! sound as a text

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The only one I've ever been compelled to use is the scrubbing tune from Chibi-Robo for some reason.

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For my general ringtone I use "In the Case of Trouble" by Darren Korb. It starts off right away, builds in a nice way, and it is highly unlikely I will hear it from any other source than my cellphone when I am out and about.

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For my text messages and other notifications I somehow got the "C-A-G-E" whistle from Bioshock Infinite. Don't remember if I just found the source file on my own or found it online. Anyway, I got it in my dropbox right here if anyone wants it or just want to know what the hell I am talking about.

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The Metal Gear codec is mine.

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On my old phone, I had Grunt, err, grunting 'Shepard' as my text message tone. This is tempting me to put MGS sounds on my new phone though.....

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This is my text tone -

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This is my ring tone -

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Alert! from MGS was my text tone for a long time. But the past year or so I've just always left my phone on vibrate so no need to change it to that when I got a new phone a little while back.

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I use Ryu's hadoken from sf2 for my text tone.

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I just use the Final Fantasy VII win theme:

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My message sound is the alert from Metal Gear Solid.

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This right here is my text message tone.

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Back when I had android I had the codec sound for text messages. I love receiving texts and some random guy around me yells out "SNAAAAAKE!" Great way to make a new friend.

My friend from high school and former roommate had the zelda theme for his text sound and after about 5 minutes of constant texting I told him to turn it off. Seriously I cant stand when people leave their ringtone on when in a texting conversation, its just rude!

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My ringtone is the theme from GTA2. I need to find something cool to use for text notifications.

I put my text notification as the sound effect when a throwing knife hits someone in CoD multiplayer because throwing knives at people is the most fun thing about that series to me at this point. Random, I know, but it makes me smile every time.

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My ringtone is the old Apogee jingle.

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I pretty much always have my phone muted, but I did copy the Trioptimum chime from System Shock as a notification/text message sound and had a song from Descent 2 as my ringtone for a short while (I don't even know what ringtone I have now, but I think it's some Amiga demoscene thing, but it's been years since I last had the ringtone volume up on it).

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Used to use Akuma's stage music from 3rd Strike, "Killing Moon" as my ring tone. I felt it was starting to get a little obnoxious though so I switched over to "Gwyn, Lord of Cinder".

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I use this one here for my ringtone

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and my alert noise is the sound when Samus takes damage in the original NES. It's pretty subdued.

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@jadegl: Oh my god, that Portal 2 song is so good, that would be one of those "I refuse to answer the phone because I'm too busy listening to the super happy song" ringtones for me.


I use Tookies Theme from Silent Hill Shattered Memories, I defy anyone to listen to this song and say it wasn't basically designed to be a ringtone, so good.


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I also use the very beginning tone of Never Forgive me, Never forget me as my text tone, such a beautiful noise.

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@juhoz said:

I just use the Final Fantasy VII win theme:

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My message sound is the alert from Metal Gear Solid.

Hey, that's my text alert, too!

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I'm currently using "Commlink Online", as said by the Goliath unit is Starcraft 2.

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I'm also a big fan of the kill-confirm chirp from the Killzone games. It induces some lizard-brain satisfaction that I can't quite understand.

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The MGS 1 Codec noise for texts, and the ringtone...

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I was also using the first level music from Total Carnage for a while. The level 2 music after you get the key in 1001 Spikes is really awesome as a ring tone as well.

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Had the Arkham Asylum intercom chime as my ringtone for years. It's a gentle enough alert that isn't super obvious that it's from a videogame.

http://youtu.be/I9GcnRAdY2M

Used to have the Ocarina of Time chest open fanfare as a text tone, but it's just too annoying and embarrassing when it goes off in public.