PC
January 2018

Magic Carpet

Gabriel Schenk tried to complete Magic Carpet using a made-up walkthrough, but the game stimulated his imagination so much, it worked as well as the real thing.

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SHODAN, the primary antagonist from System Shock, reviewed for us by Dark Blue Monkey.
PC
January 2018

System Shock

A standard Friday chilli-and-games night introduced Dark Blue Monkey and his best friend to a world that shook the foundations of what they understood about gaming.

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Dungeon Master screenshot courtesy of Moby Games
Atari ST
January 2018

Dungeon Master

It was the game that set @Bhaal_Spawn on her path to enlightenment – or as most of us know it, hopeless computer game addiction.

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Guybrush Threepwood looking pretty fucking intense in a Monkey Island cutscene.
PC
December 2017

The Secret of Monkey Island

Games were always a fixture in Lee Cooper’s life, but it wasn’t until The Secret of Monkey Island that he finally found a universe he could lose himself in.

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Sonic vs Robotnik on the Master System.
Master SystemSega
November 2017

Sonic the Hedgehog (MS)

N64 Jamesy tells us about his first console and game, and the life lessons learned from the sheer determination to beat Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Robocop on the Amstrad CPC.
Amstrad CPCAmstrad
November 2017

RoboCop

James Dawson remembers a game adaptation of a famous movie, which made absolutely no sense to him at the time due to parental guidance.

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JFK Reloaded logo.
PC
October 2017

JFK Reloaded

It’s no surprise that JFK Reloaded offended so many, but maybe the modern world needs more games like it in order to preserve common sense?

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"I 'ate that duck"
Nintendo 64Nintendo
October 2017

Banjo-Tooie

It took N64 Jamesy 15 years to play the game of his dreams. Now, he discusses why this particular big-name sequel deserves the benefit of the doubt.

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The main screen to Elite on the ZX Spectrum.
SinclairZX Spectrum
October 2017

Elite

…and suddenly there was a whole galaxy before a 12-year-old Dark Blue Monkey, teeming with life and infinite possibilities, and hidden dangers, his for the taking…

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Wonder Boy In Monster World fairy bastards
Mega DriveSega
October 2017

Wonder Boy in Monster World

Sometimes a game can override our personal lives. Daniel Driver recalls how his quest in Wonder Boy in Monster World became a real-world race against time.

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