Console Start-Up Noises to Pull on Your Heartstrings

Sound is more closely burned into our memories than we realize. It’s amazing what a simple tone or word can bring flooding back, and that’s the inspiration for this post.

We booted up each of these systems a thousand times, so that their start-up tones are etched in our memories forever. The synthetic “SEGA” set off in my head many a day in my friend’s basement playing Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat for hours on end.

Will any of these provide a similar Pavlovian response for you? Go below to listen and find out.

Sega

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y6hIABR-nU

Sega Saturn

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka6FmzQDzO8

Dreamcast

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9mOjHzTFiQ&feature=related

Playstation

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE_iCgBUacQ

Playstation 2

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0aBh9PiW6w

Playstation 3

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjaABg4aNVc&feature=related

Game Boy

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZy08NsG2FM

Game Boy Advance

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqXl5xSjjT8

Nintendo DS

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xlEB5Rj5Bk

Gamecube

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CT2yHlzsDM&feature=related

Wii

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK2bONDzdC4

Xbox

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47fB76myO_Q&feature=related

Xbox 360

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXAG2SlJ_bE&feature=related

 


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