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My obsession with Shadow of the Beast started when the 12-year old me saw an ad for this Amiga game in a magazine. I was completely blown away by a couple of screenshots, this was a game I just had to have. When I got to play it, I was completely captivated by the mysterious world, the fast-paced action, and above else, David Whittakers fantastic music. This exotic-sounding soundtrack was unlike anything I had heard in a game - the new agy Korg M1 samples and driving basslines and drums was just about the coolest music I ever heard. I played it and thought about it a lot, to the point where I drew maps of the game in pencil and could run through the whole thing in my head. I managed to get to the end boss before dying, but thought the game to be too difficult to be completable. I didn't know how close I was to the end.