Impact Soundworks has recently released Super FX Volume 1, a collection of over 250 video game sound effects in 8 and 16-bit style.

All sounds were designed from scratch using authentic sources, tools, and techniques, to emulate the charm of legendary games such as Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana and other classics of the 90s.

The collection began as a private library used in producer Andrew Aversa’s fantasy role-playing video game, Tangledeep, which was released on February 1, 2018 with an unmistakable nod to the aesthetics of the Super Nintendo. Using authentic retro sound chips, lo-fi samples, subtractive synthesizers, and vintage processing techniques, I created a wide range of impacts, weapons, chirps, spells, bleeps, and UI noises.

Once Tangledeep was released, and with some wonderful contributions by sound designers 3ee and Dickie Chapin, we expanded the collection to include an even greater variety of just over 250 sounds. With these new additions, it’s suitable not only for medieval fantasy games, but sci-fi, adventure, real-time strategy, and any other titles with that golden pixel-art visual style!

Super FX Vol 1 features

  • 251 WAV sound effects.
  • Combat, Weapons, Animals.
  • SciFi, Magic, UI sounds.
  • Categorized and tagged.
  • Carefully edited and balanced.
  • Ideal for retro / pixel aesthetic.
  • Great for RPG, adventure, sci-fi genres.
  • SNES, NES, Game Boy, TurboGrafx style.
  • Can even work for early PS1 / 32-bit style games.

The sample pack is available for $49 USD.

More information: Impact Soundworks