I have an article over at Stage Select that walks you through the process of making your very own NES ringtone for your phone.
We all love our cell-phones. We love the ability to download a custom ringtone to show off our individuality. What we (and by ‘we’ I mean ‘I’) don’t like is paying $2.49 or more for a 10 second snippet of audio that’s been compressed so aggressively and then played back so loudly that is sounds like you’re trying to listen to a piece of some song through a blown speaker under a swimming pool. Or worse yet, $2.00 for a MIDI version of the song that only sounds kind of like the track you really wanted. And if you’re interested in video game songs? Forget it. You have the choice of exactly one song: a MIDI version of the Super Mario Bros. theme song. It’s recognizable, but only just.
It’s well worth a read. Check it out here (Stage Select).