Sometimes a song can refresh our memories about who we are. May I present to you Short Circuit on the ZX Spectrum 48K/128K. Released in 1987 to coincide with the charming film of the same name, Ocean Software delivered a beautifully unplayable game. By moving left or right the only perils of the game seemed to be jumping over a lampshade that was in the house. But do not let me put you off there. As soon as this game loaded we were introduced to a slice of the future with this slice of futuristic beats.
There was a time when the future did seem to be upon us. The idea of robots creating music was echoed out in this ode to Johnny 5. Never before has the idea of 8 bit music been pushed to it’s limits.