Here 10 examples of video game sound which have stayed with me - sometimes for close to 30 years.
It was composed by Tokuhiko Uwabo, who provided music for a bunch of Sega games - most notably Space Harrier - his last being 1994's Sonic & Knuckles. Uwabo later left composing and video games behind, to become a venture capitalist. Because that's a logical career progression.
Case in point: Eric's footsteps in Skool Daze. It's likely I played Skool Daze more than any other ZX Spectrum game. Given that there was a lot of walking, those footsteps shall never leave me. They are the sound of me hurrying away from the suspiciously cool Mr Withit. You chose to work in an all-boys school did you, Mr Withit? Yeah, I bet you did.
The extra percussion which played when Mario was riding Yoshi - hel-loh! - made full use of the Super Nintendo's ability to emit a whopping eight sounds simultaneously, and was testament to the 18 months it took Koji Kondo to compose the soundtrack.
You know: akin to your mother shrieking like a banshee as she handed you your birthday gifts.
"Ah, Gordon - there you are."
"A resonance cascade scenario."
The scientists that you meet at the beginning of Half-Life, prior to the botched experiment which unleashes all manner of holy heck on Black Mesa, are some of the most chipper fellows you could ever meet.
They were played by a variety of actors, mostly uncredited, who doubled - sometimes tripled - up on roles. They included Brice Armstrong, who voiced various roles in the animated series Dragonball Z, Harry S. Robins, who cropped up again in Half-Life 2, and Mike Shapiro, who spoke on behalf of various passers-by in Grand Theft Auto V.
"Tingle, Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah!" he would cry, which is no way for a man in his 30s to behave, and the reason his father was forever telling him "to grow up".
His debut appearance in Majora's Mask was at odds tonally with much of the rest of the game, which might be why he met with a less than favourable reception. Director Eiji Aonuma chose not to include the character in Twilight Princess, stating that "some American people didn't like him very much". We can all guess which ones... #MAGA
We have learned in subsequent appearances from the character that Tingle has three brothers: Ankle, Knuckle, and - inexplicably - David Jr.
However, it was his incessant shrieking that has stuck in the memory.
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