Is your text alert still the general default sound that came with your Android phone? Do you hear someone else's iPhone ringtone and wonder if it's yours?
If you are a video game fan, you can fix this problem with style. Video game music provides wonderful ringtones and notification sounds. In addition, no one else will have the same notes as you.
Whether you are an Android or iPhone user, we show you the best places to download video game ringtones. Once you have selected some tracks, we will see how to configure them on your phone.
Ringtones and Notifications: The Basics
Ringtones are obviously meant to alert you when you get a phone, but they work great as alarm sounds, too. Notification sounds are perfect for incoming text messages, emails or other quick pings.
To download a track from these sites, right-click it, select Save Link As and save it to a folder on your computer. We will make a few recommendations from each franchise if you are not familiar with them.
The Mario series is one of the most iconic and important franchises of all time. Super Mario Bros. on NES gave Nintendo names and marked the platform's morning. And the series has not slowed down since. The diversity of the music produces wonderful ringtones.
For ringtones, check out Mario Mayhem's soundtracks page, which contains links to MP3 collections of many Mario games. We recommend that you visit The Mushroom Kingdom for your Mario notification needs. It has a great collection of sound effects, divided by category for each game (for example, the character who speaks them).
A few Mario highlights:
The Legend of Zelda Ringtones
 The Legend of Zelda is only second to Mario when it comes to productive Nintendo franchises. This incredible action-adventure series blends epic fantasy stories with challenging puzzles and close combat.
Whether you've been playing since the original or nostalgic for Ocarina of Time, there's a piece of Zelda music waiting for your phone. And if you're new to the series, why not check out our guide to the Zelda series?
You'll find all the Zelda sounds you need on Dayjo. It covers all the major games of the series, as well as spin-offs like Hyrule Warriors and Links Crossbow Training. For Zelda's legendary music, check out the Zelda Dungeon music site. Here you will even find some official remixes and only tracks from Japan.
No one can go wrong with these Zelda tunes:
Pokémon got off to a strong start with the original red and blue titles on Game Boy. Since then, the series has seen many successful sequels, TV series, movies, a trading card game and more. The mobile iteration, Pokémon Go, was a great hit in the summer of 2016 and is still going strong today.
KHInsider has a ridiculous amount of Pokémon music. Select the game you are interested in and you will find the complete soundtrack. For sounds you are a little more limited. It is a collection from KHInsider, but it only contains calls to the 151 original Pokémon. And for some reason, they have Japanese speech for several seconds.
If you don't want a specific audio found here, it's better to find and download it from YouTube manually. You will also find a large selection of Pokémon sounds available for download linked in this Reddit post.
Every Pokémon fan should enjoy these tracks:
Sonic the Hedgehog Ringtones
Sega created Blue Blur to challenge Mario, and the hedgehog with an attitude gave the plumber an stirring back in the 90's. These days are long gone, as Sonic games now appear on Nintendo systems.
And while most modern Sonic titles don't match the classics, you can relive the heyday with some amazing Genesis music. You may also enjoy reading the story of Sonic the Hedgehogwhile listening to these tracks.
Sonic HQ is our destination for Sonic's fantastic music library. Select a game from the Hedgehog's catalog and you will find all the songs ready for download. SoaH CITY is another good choice if you need an alternative, even if the music comes in ZIP files there.
For audio, a user on SonicRetro forums provided zipped files with all the sounds from many early Sonic games. But they are not named correctly, which makes finding the right job. Thus, a download of YouTube is probably faster.
Some of our favorite Sonic sounds and tracks are:
Donkey Kong Country Ringtones
The Great Monkey got its start as the antagonist of the Donkey Kong arcade game in 1981, but he did not get a real starring role until Donkey Kong Country in 1994. This masterful platforming experience created by legendary developer Rareware used (at the time) groundbreaking pre-designed graphics for a more realistic look. Even better, it had an incredible soundtrack to match.
We visit KHIsider again, this time on the Donkey Kong site. The three original Country games are the highlight here. For notifications, DKC Atlas has collected almost all DK Country sound effects in one ZIP.
Get the gorilla note on with these highlights:
Crash Bandicoot Ringtones
The Crash Bandicoot trilogy hosted some of the best platform players on the original PlayStation. While the bandicot didn't see too many great games after the PS1 days, fortunately we did get some remasters of classic Crash titles. Celebrate this with some Crash ringtones.
KHIsider leaves the audio tracks. YouTuber Dom Gilburt & # 39; s playlist brings together great Crash sound effects.
Try these in size:
Miscellaneous: Nintendo Ringtones and More
Some video game music and sound don't belong to any of the series above, but it's so amazing that we had to mention it. Here are some bonus tracks we recommend to add video game ringtones and notification collections:
How to get video game tones to your phone
Now that you've downloaded some great video game ringtones and notification sounds, It's time to get them into your device. To keep everything straight, you should separate the ringtone and notification clips before transferring them. If you want to adjust or shorten the volume on any note, you can easily make audio adjustments using an editing app like Audacity.
We've looked at the best ways to send files to your phonebefore. You can use cloud storage like Dropbox, a single sharing app like Pushbullet, or just an old fashioned USB cable. If you don't want to transfer anything, open this page on your phone and download the files directly to your device.
On Android, you need to place the audio files in the correct folders so that the system recognizes them as ringtones and alerts. Use a file manager app to move them from their current location (probably Downloads ) to Ringtones or Notifications in your phone's storage. Then go to Settings> Sound and touch Phone Ringtone or Default Alert Sound to change them. The new sound effects pop up when you also select a notification sound for a particular app.
For iPhone users, this is a more difficult task. You can't easily browse through the file system like Android, so you have to do some trickery with iTunes on your computer to convert a track to a ringtone. Check out our guide that explains how to add new iPhone ringtones via iTunesor how to make new ringtones on your iPhone .
If you do not want to go through trouble finding toner on your own, check out the free Zedge service. It's available online as well as offering apps for Android and iOS, but the iPhone app redirects you to iTunes to buy ringtones. This makes it better to browse the site and transfer ringtones to your device using the guide above.
The service lets you browse hundreds of ringtones and notification sounds that you can download right to your device. Please note that users upload Zedge's content so tracks can have the wrong labels or poor quality. There are many video game sounds on Zedge, so it's a great resource anyway.
Enjoy Your Awesome Video Game Ringtones!
Now you have everything you need to replace your boring stock tones with classic video game sounds and music. There are dozens of other games with excellent sounds, so you can easily replace some of the music above with your favorites.
If you need some inspiration, listen to the best video game audio tracks to study or relax.
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