Free Retro Style Video Game Sound Effects

Recently I found out about two free tools that let you create unique retro-style video game sounds. I’ve been playing around with them and came up with a number of fun little sounds, which I’ve packaged for free download.

The software in question is BFXR and LabChirp. You use all kinds of settings to generate different sounds, or you can just play around with the randomiser. Since it’s a bit complicated, feel free to just use the ones I’ve made:

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You can now download and listen to individual sounds on

You don’t have to give me credit, though I certainly wouldn’t object to it 😉


Written by Natalie Kirk