Ultima V, which featured Stones.
Music
April 2018

Stones

The world of Ultima was crafted to be an immersive experience, but the need to memorise Stones off by heart struck a chord with Dark Blue Monkey, and it’s stayed with him ever since.

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Music
January 2018

Megablast

It was a piece of music straight off the TV, tinged with lawsuits, infamy and hints of “bad boys of ghetto” hip-hop. Then suddenly, Megablast was in Dark Blue Monkey’s world of gaming…

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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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Archipelagos on the Atari ST.
Music
November 2017

Archipelagos

Dark Blue Monkey explains how the solitary track from Archipelagos was the perfect accompaniment to a surprisingly horrific game – and still sets the bar for VGM today.

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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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