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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Mickey Mouse in Toyland.
Music
December 2017

Toyland Part 1

Toyland’s marching music pushed gamers to overcome the level’s climbing challenge – and it also helped Matt Gardner overcome a personal test.

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The full map of Viridian City, from Pokémons Red and Blue.
Music
December 2017

Viridian City

VGM can instantly takes us back in time, and for N64 Jamesy, it’s the original Viridian City tune that really hammers home nostalgia – and got him through a difficult time.

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