Graphics are great, but nothing evokes priceless gaming memories like a perfectly pitched in-game sound.
This smattering of iconic audio clips are guaranteed to get your nostalgia gland dripping. Make sure to let us know what we've missed in the comments below.
The Ring ding – Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive, 1991)
There are few sounds more satisfying that zooming through a long line of gold coins as your favourite blue hedgehog. Watch out though – one stray spike will transform all that happiness into bitter feelings of loss and resentment.