Trance Kuja, whose fight is tabbed with The Darkness of Eternity.
Music
May 2018

The Darkness of Eternity

Matt Gardner’s FFIX experience was capped off with a truly special final battle, which gave him his favourite song in the game – but the game didn’t get the finale it deserved.

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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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The barrel of doom.
Music
March 2018

Carnival Night Zone

For GameTripper’s 50th piece, editor Matt Gardner discusses Sonic 3’s most playful and cleverly composed VGM, for a stage which forced most gamers to tear their hair out in frustration.

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Music
March 2018

Woodtick

While playing one of the all-time great adventure games, FatNicK discovered one of the most amazing pieces of 90s VGM – a truly groundbreaking composition of interactive music.

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Music
February 2018

Simon Gruber (Quay)

What better music to accompany a truly mad boss level than the cheesiest cock-rock music known to man? Matt Gardner looks at one of Die Hard Trilogy’s little-heard tracks.

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Music
February 2018

Trust Your Heart

Daniel Driver believes that Winter Heat is still unmatched in recreating the sheer spectacle of the Winter Olympics – and Trust Your Heart was key in creating a monumentally cinematic climax.

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Gaius in Shadow of the Colossus.
Music
February 2018

The End of the Battle

The most beautiful piece of music in Shadow of the Colossus is one of the shortest – and, as the game develops, saddest – on the soundtrack, says Matt Gardner.

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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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Space Harrier's fourth stage - CEICIEL.
Music
January 2018

Wiwi Jumbo

FatNicK’s background in music was still not quite enough to stop him being stumped by his discovery of Wiwi Jumbo – one of the stranger tracks from Space Harrier.

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St Francis' Folly, which featured "A Friend Since Gone"
Music
January 2018

A Friend Since Gone (St Francis’ Folly)

Music is at the heart of meaningful gaming experiences, but as Tomb Raider proved, you didn’t need a long tune to make a huge mark.

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