It can often be emphasized how important music is to any gaming experience. In the current day that can often mean professional live band performances and orchestras, though on retro systems this was focused on far more primitive sound chips and coding. There are gamers of all ages that get particular enjoyment from retro style game music, with all of its unique sounds and beeps.

The 8-Bit Guy on YouTube - who we previously covered under his previous guise as the iBook Guy - has produced a top-notch video that explains elements of how retro music and sounds were made. He starts off with the earliest home computers and includes a look at the iconic NES sound chip; PC gamers of a certain age may also enjoy references to AdLib and SoundBlaster cards.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.

[via youtube.com]