300+ Free 16-Bit Retro Arcade SFX

Grab this free pack of over 300 original sound effects inspired by the retro arcade games of the late 80’s/early 90’s. New sounds are added by Motion Monkey on a regular basis.

Free to use, even in commercial projects.

The Motion Monkey Free Retro Arcade Game Sound Effects Pack v1.0.4 by The Motion Monkey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


  • Explosions (great for shoot ’em ups)
  • Weapons (including guns, bombs and weapons of a more space/sci-fi nature)
  • Impacts (great for beat ’em ups/hack and slash/brawler hits, including hand to hand combat and battle sounds)
  • Character sounds (grunts and moans for attacks, player hit/hurt, deaths, horror sounds, etc.)
  • Arcade style voice sounds (including “Game Over”, “Power Up”, “Bonus”)
  • Vehicles (car, engine, helicopter, etc.)
  • A massive collection of miscellaneous classic video game sounds (including generic retro arcade sounds suitable for: menu/ui buttons, insert coin, collect/pick up, jump, start, win/victory, failure, bonus/scoring, game over, beep, swipe, click, electricity, magic, level up, ufo etc.)
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