Expansion 2 - Demo Reviews
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demo reviews only a few demos reached us this month and we'll review them for you here!since we can't get any possible demo released YOU should send it to us if you want it reviewed inhere!send to: TOPIC/WOW BULLSEYE/WOW xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx please don't put any handle on the env.! also ENCLOSE A STAMP if you want your disk savely returned! the first demo i'll review here was done by a very active group indeed! ALCOLADO II by HOUSE DESIGNS! the intro is the usual one with that funny scroll.nothing special yet. than we get the introduction part with a nice hires piccy of a cross.inside it a text is showed and the name of the demo comes on the screen later.nice music and grafix! the FIRST PART contains a hires picture and joystick controlled sprites and big balls(BOBS??)a big single color scroller pukes out some text and each char has it's own color.very nice indeed.and on we go!while loading you see a bouncing logo over a picture.again a very cool one!the music relaxes you and with good hope we wait till loading is finished! the SECOND PART is a 2 PLAYER GAME!some sprites over a background a zap your partner to bits!HURRAAAAY!(i bet he's gone crackers!ed.) on the top of the screen as usual a cool hires piccy and the tune on this part is really amazing! on the THIRD PART we find a 3 color logo with a fli-sprite flying over it.below that we see 128 BOBS with a lot of cool animations!at the bottom we see some neat mountains. PART 4 has 2 turning dypp(?) scrollers and ofcoz an hires picture.sometimes you see a line following a char becoz it's to big(i guess...)anyway,the scrollers are hard to read but very cool indeed!! the LAST PART has a fullscreen picture with a spritescroll over it.it gives you the credits,etc. all in all the demo didn't bore for a moment and has some cool code,grafix and music.if you don't get this demo soon you'll feel sad for the rest of your life!! some PERSONALL marks: coding : 8 grafix : 9 music : 10 design : 8 overall: 8.75 the next demo we'll review is also from a dutch group.(who said that holland is lazy 'n' lame!) DEELITE from THE RULING COMPANY this demo is only a grafix demo and un- fortunatly nothing more. the grafix by REBEL MC are of a very high standard and so is the music of DEFBEAT.too bad they used the demo to slag at FOCUS.i know they(focus) are big boasters but that shouldn't be a reason to slag on them.anyway,the demo is cool and for people who like grafix demos it is a demo worth to have in your discbox! i won't give points for it becoz the code would make this demo go below the high overall mark the gfx and music deserve! but luckily their next demo will be released in 2 or 3 months and i hope it will be a kick ass one! in many magazines you can read that the australian scene is lame.ofcoz every scene has it's lamers and so has the land of oz.(funny,don't you think?that reminds me of this fairy tale...ehrm.... adventures in the dark?naaah....well,for get it!ed.) but now i have seen something so lame that i nearly got an heartattack by whaching it.it's a demo by a new ozzy group,FUTURE DIVISION and it's called NOT BAD.well,i think they chose a good name but they forgot to finish it. the correct name should have been: NOT BAD but extremly shitty and lame! the demo starts with a screen with some text swinging from left to right and changing colors.they used a big charset for the logos.then the 2nd part is load- ed and again we see that charset.in the whole demo they've used THREE different charsets!and the amazing amount of(don'T scare) one logo!!woooow!and than i have not even discussed the code!it is really terrible.only the last part has someting else then a normal scroll'n'logo part! it has a dypp!(done with sprites,i think ed.)well,i'm feeling sick again so lets get the marks on the screen: coding :2 grafix :2 music :7 design :2 overall:3.25 the 4th and last demo reviewed this time is made by SHADE DESIGN and is called: SONIC TEMPLE.this canadian demo is one of the best i've seen in a while from the overseas dudes. THE INTRO starts with a 3color shadelogo bouncing a few times on the screen.after it's gone you see a cool hires picture of an explosion with the name of the demo infront of it.the picture was made by CHAOS,who made most of the gfx for this demo.on the top of the screen is a 4x4 scroll with 6 colors.all is neatly designed and the music by REPLAY is very cool indeed. PART 1 contains a DYBP scroll and a low quality picture of a girl.the shade pic however is very colourfull indeed.the scroll goes a bit slow,but is good to read.and again the music was done by replay(yeah,ofcoz,you dummy!he made all the music for this demo!ed.) the 2ND. PART had a pleasant surprise! a FULL SCREEN PICTURE of a NERD which is of a very high quality!on the right side of the screen is a multicolored spritescroll which goes in a circle! in PART 3 we see 2 DYCPING logos(one at the top and one at the bottom).between them is a shade logo,which changes color every now and then.under the shade logo is a 1x1 scroll and left of the logo is a dycping sprite upscroll.(with the same 1x1 char). PART 4 shows a shade logo which expands in the X when the beat of the tune is used.below the logo a huge 3 colorscroll with different speeds. PART 5 has a plotter at the top of the screen.below that are two 2x2 scrollers (singlecolor) and at the bottome of the screen is a nice hires picture with some sprites bouncing over it.the plotter can be controlled with your joystick! THE END part shows a huge 3 color logo swinging at the top of the screen.a 1x2 scroller below it can have different, with the joystick chosen,texts. the screen is a bit empty,but who carez! all in all this is a cool demo,with some HIGH QUALITY tunes from REPLAY.i think this demo is worth of your votes!!!!! the marks of this CANADIAN demo: coding : 9 grafix : 8 music : 8 design : 7 overall: 8.00 the next demo i'll review for you is a cooperation demo from TDU and MYSTIC and is called MUTILATION. inspite of the earlier (and much lamer) reviewed ozzy demo this one isn't really that bad.anyway,lets get going... THE INTRO has a tdu logo at the top and a mystic logo at the bottom.between the two logos is a dycp.the logos look a bit lame,but who carez? the 1ST.PART contains of a digi.on the screen is only some text and nothing else.i think that's because the digi is quite long.the digi was made by MAXELL and STASH and is a bit too fast made. the SECOND PART is another rather empty one.it has a FULLSCREEN single color scroll with some sprites flying over it. the char looks like shit and so does this part! the 3RD. and LAST part has a funny hires picture and a cool single pixel f.l.d. scroller.there are a few tricks you can do with the scroll but due to the 1x1 char it doesn't make this too cool to look at. after looking at the demo i think that if they would have taken more time to fill the screens more this demo would have been much and much better. here are the marks.... coding :6 grafix :4 music :7 (cool digi!) design :4 overall:5.25 and on we go! the next demo is BIGGER THAN LIFE-THE RETURN by the isrealy-section of THE FORCE. it has been a long while since i had seen something from them,but enough crap ,lets get going! THE INTRO has at the top a 'force' logo with 'the' in sprites swinging over it. below that is some text and two 1x1 scrollers.the music is by SCS and is very nice indeed! PART 1 is a changing vector part.some tekst is given and a nice tune is play- ing.this part looks a bit empty,but i guess thats becoz of the vectors. PART 2 has a 4x4 scroll at the top.below that is a 'force' logo (in sprites?) and behind it you can see mountains and some planets swinging.the scroll is joystick controlled and different texts cab be put in it.nice tune by SCS again! PART 3 has at the top 3 split rasters and flying over them are some STRECHING sprites,which also go through all the borders!below that are 6 split rasters with an expanded spritescroll trough the side border over it.as usual a cool tune by the Sid Chip Scratchers!! PART 4,the end part.at the top of the screen a single pixel fld logo with behind it some changing text which gives the credits,etc.below that are 2 4x4 scrollers.i found this part the best!!! well,when you see the demo it sometimes looks a bit empty and fast made.thats too bad because the music is really cool (vote for SCS,they deserve it!) o.k.here are my personall marks! coding : 8 grafix : 7 music : 10 design : 4 overall: 7.25 and the last demo of this month is.... COCKTAIL from THE ALCOHOLICS. no crap,here's the review straight away! the INTRO has at the top a logo with a spritescroll over it.below this is a cool picture which they ripped from MYTH.there are some sprites going over the picture.at the bottom is a textout- put.(movieflasher,bangtext,whatever you call it.ed.) after pressing space you get a irq-load- er which means entertainment while wait- ing for the next part.cool! PART 1 shows tubes at the top and at the bottom of the screen.below the top tube is a 2x2 scroller and below that is a big,singlcolor cocktail logo with some sprite balls behind it.below the logo are three 1x1 scrollers and a line of text.(this part would have made a great intro!but as a demopart it's ....!ed.) PART 2 has a single pixel fld scroller with some nice effects.below the scroll is a 1x1 textoutput and at the bottom is a cocktail logo. PART 3 gives us at the top an ALCOHOLICS logo with rasters in it,which moves horizontal.below that is text and 2 non- scrolling dycp's which say 'alcoholics' flying over the text is a flisprite. at the bottom a big scroller with some rasters in it.(they try to make it look like FLI,but only lamers would believe them!ed.) PART 4 has a big mirror DYCP with some equilizers behind it.at the bottom of the screen is a COOL alc logo with 2 heads.this part was my favorite!! cool grafix,by the way,by CRIME DE'SIGN! PART 5 has at the top and at the bottom a dycp with 'cocktail' in sprites behind them.between that is an alcoholics logo which flashes once in a while.the part is finished with a very cool(but also very often used)tune from JEROEN TEL. THE END part has at the top a logo and the rest of the screen is filled with an upscroller which gives you some credz for the demo. while watching the demo i sometimes got the idea it was great,and sometimes that it was an introcollection.they should have left some parts out,but who am i to tell??? here are the marks... coding : 6 grafix : 8 music : 7 (cool j.t. tune!) design : 6 overall: 6.75 well,this was(finally)the last demo i had to review.please notice that the marks given are my PERSONALL opinion and that,if you don't agree,you can stuff it in your ass!(ha!show 'em dude!ed.) anyway,we try our best to be as object- ive as possible,but we do have our own taste etc. please send your demos and we'll review them!also remember to send your addy. sending is all you need to do to have it placed,so come on and send!! press fire....