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.
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.
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.
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.