WATCH: The best console startup sounds of all time

As this console generation comes to a close, we can all be forgiven for being a little bit nostalgic. That’s why we’re taking a look back at the best console startup sounds of all time - ranked in order of console release date. From Atari to XBOX, from the Master System to the Dreamcast, here are the opening tunes, fun sound effects, and animation sequences that let you know that it was time for some serious gaming.

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Full Sega Master System intro: https://youtu.be/8iI6Irj9nI8

Full Sega CD USA intro: https://youtu.be/KzTSF61epwo

All Sega Saturn startup sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGVIC