Retro Arcade Game Sound Effects Pack

We’ve put together a comprehensive, royalty-free retro video game sound effects library inspired by the classic 8-bit and 16-bit arcade games of the late 80’s/early 90’s. It’s completely free to download and use in your projects (even commercial ones) and contains over 300 original sounds produced by us.

Check out the clip below to hear a very small sample of the sounds included:

Audio Sample


To the extent possible under law, The Motion Monkey has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to The Motion Monkey Free Retro Arcade Sounds Pack v 1.0.5.
This work is published from: United Kingdom.

Suggestions for Future Additions

Please fill in the form below to send suggestions for additional sound types you’d like adding and we’ll try to include them in a future update. Use the optional ‘Game URL’ field to send us a link to details/videos/screenshots, this information is useful to figure out exactly what you need.

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Update History

1.0.5 (31/03/17) – New version under CC0. Attribution no longer required.

1.0.4 (07/07/16) – 46 new sounds (8 explosions, 9 voice, 29 misc)

1.0.3 (28/01/16) – 39 new sounds – (8 voice, 11 impact, 6 guns, 12 vehicle & 2 misc)

1.0.2 (14/12/15) – Around 20 new sounds (mostly new sci-fi/space themed guns and explosions)

1.0.1 (23/11/15) – 30 new sounds (generic vocal sounds).