Bowser’s Castle was much more than just a simple part of the superb Mario Kart 8 soundtrack: it finally gave the ever-present, much-maligned circuit the music it truly deserved.
While his friends were busy playing more famous 2D beat ‘em ups, Matt Gardner was happier with Alien Storm – though he twice had to overcome his own body’s betrayal just to try it.
Wing Fortress Zone’s music combined a steady pace with an unnerving composition to create an unforgettable song that took Sonic 2 to a whole new level, Matt Gardner argues.
FFVII’s Words Drowned by Fireworks had a bigger impact on Matt Gardner than the more universally revered Aerith’s Theme, but it took him a long time to realise it.
Some games are so bad, they’re good. In the case of Hard Drivin’, Matt Gardner needed a few years to realise that it was an experience that aged beautifully, even if it remained utterly terrible.