Video game songs/jingles as ringtones

Not that anybody even uses custom ringtones anymore, but I remembered that I’d set my ringtone to this a while ago…

…and decided, what the hell, why not make an Insert Credit thread along these lines? Other songs that would probably make for a good ringtone:

(Mainly the first seventeen seconds)

And who could ever forget:

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I once had a roommate who was a real dorito and mountain dew gamer and had the Ocarina of Time “Hey Listen” as his text tone, and it was very annoying to hear it chirping all the time.

I want to say his girlfriend had a Katamari ringtone, but I only remember hearing it once or twice. I’m listening back to the xbox katamari soundtrack and can’t pick out exactly what it was… but it was something like this

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I use some from Pullblox (3DS) and Nintendo Land (Wii U)

Just little jingles captured from game/video/audio.

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My current ringtone is the Arms theme:

I don’t even own a copy of Arms, this theme just rules and is very very easy to hear coming out of a pocket

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I really liked arms but the theme song may be better than the game

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I used to have the Cave Story main theme as my ringtone about a decade ago, and in hindsight it’s not great as a ringtone (protip: the first 4 seconds are the MOST important part) but I was kind of gobsmacked when a friend was able to identify it purely on those first four seconds.

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Very basic answer but Metal Gear Solid had an excellent suite of sound effects for phone notifications and ringtones. I went through some phases of using diagetic ringtones from various media. I remember I had the “pururin” ringtone from Welcome to the NHK for a while (though that’s not a video game of course).

I also had Phoenix Wright’s ringtone. Listening to it now, I realise I had it for a longass time because it’s really nostalgic for me.

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my phone notifications are all totally silent, not even vibrations are on, but my alarm clock is this

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For a long while I had the Persona 4 Social Link increase sound effect as my text message tone, felt appropriate.

I always have my phone on silent so I’ll only hear my phone ringtone when I have headphones in and my phone happens to ring, but when it does at least it’s this delightful horn-led piece from Croc.

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Today I heard somebody using this during commute (!)

I always thought this would make a cool ringtome but felt I could miss some calls:

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i always have videogame themed notification sounds. atm it’s myst themed… lemme see if i can link to the sounds…

ringtone:

notification (text and et cetera):

and my morning alarm/(tea/coffee) timer has residual NiGHTS theming, because it’s so good:

i’ve been thinking about switching to dreamcast menu sound effects.

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Boring answer, but I had this as my ringtone for about a year. (Specifically, like… 2008.)

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my ringtone is this, currently:

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objection.mid is my ringtone since candybar cellphone days. Older than your grandkids!! My alarm used to be ctfrost.mid but changed to CT - Secret of the Forest.mp3

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this reminds me i knew a guy in like…2010? with the metal gear [!] alert noise for his notifications

Death Stranding has some good phone noises, but I can’t see myself using them.

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Yeah everyone has the same idea to use Metal Gear Solid noises on their phones in the 2000s but it was pretty cool to me too. I had a Sony candybar phone that was all screen on the front and slid up for the keypad and it let you customize a sound for that too so I got to add the codec open and close noises too. I think I actually got them from Konami through whatever Galapagos internet NTT DoCoMo had so I hope I didn’t pay actual money for it.

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ahhh man I forgot that every character had their own lil ringtone when they called. cute touch! I keep seeing that the PS5 upgrade exists for death stranding, and even though I played the hell out of it on my PS4 when it came out, I keep thinking what about if I went back in with all the new stuff…:thinking:

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god I loved a phone where you could slide the top off to reveal a full qwerty keyboard with individual buttons and everything. wish that was a thing again, kinda

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I’m starting to get nostalgic for pre-smartphone days dang that’s probably dumb. It’s not like I wasn’t already checking Facebook all the time and playing Final Fantasy IV After Years on a small screen in 2008 or whatever.

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