high hopes by aspekt [web]
screenshot added by thefox on 2007-08-04 14:11:31
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release date : august 2007
release party : Assembly 2007
compo : oldskool demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 85
  • is ok 4
  • sucks 0
popularity : 2%
  • rulez 0.96
alltime top: #541
added on the 2007-08-04 14:11:31 by thefox thefox

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Use a PAL NES to run this, or select PAL emulation in your emulator. Works at least in Nestopia, Nintendulator and FCE Ultra.
added on the 2007-08-04 14:12:46 by thefox thefox
Great demo! First voice synth on nes?
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 14:25:35 by xernobyl xernobyl
Kicks ass. Loved the twister.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 14:34:32 by Preacher Preacher
Finns own the NES :) Great production, really exceeded all my expectations. The thing is, now I have to get around coding some new effects... Shiiiiiit.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 14:41:18 by visy visy
Great prod. If I'm going to give some sort of critique: The part in the end where you see a reprise of the effects, you could use some variation, like doing the tunneled in the reverse direction, or letting the gears do alternate directions. (Back, forth, back forth)
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 14:58:07 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Wow! The best NES demo I've ever seen!!!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 15:06:51 by Optimus Optimus
Enjoyed it, although all those fake-twisters and rotators on 8-bit platforms are getting old quickly. Come up with some new tricks please. :)
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 15:56:57 by tomaes tomaes
fresh stuff. although i'd love to see more stuff from ruuvari on c64 instead ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 16:31:44 by hollowman hollowman
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 17:40:12 by evil evil
nothing special, an usual oldschool demo. only music is nice.
added on the 2007-08-04 18:59:38 by psndcj psndcj
Nice, but I think the Atari demo was better, and i suspect i might like the vic demo more too once i've seen a video of it ;-)

But still, thumb-up worthy!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 19:28:41 by xeron xeron
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 22:39:38 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulezadded on the 2007-08-04 23:52:19 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 01:17:34 by Tigrou Tigrou
videocap at youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ-OcS2Gwvk
added on the 2007-08-05 02:59:06 by thefox thefox
Could you guys release the nsf file or an mp3? :-)
Demo rocks my socks!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 03:08:27 by Nezbie Nezbie
like it! uplifting!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 03:18:46 by rydi rydi
allright, as nes demos go, i suppose. has that "summarize everything we already showed you" type of ending i dislike.
added on the 2007-08-05 03:19:30 by phoenix phoenix
great prod! is it possible to get the nsf soundtrack?
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 08:57:52 by starbuck starbuck
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 10:05:53 by dairos dairos
Very cool! Respekt!!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 10:20:12 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
cool, but the vcs demo was better.. :)
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 10:29:03 by toxie toxie
Cool stuff, shame it won't run on my PAL NES (freezes after about 20 seconds).
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 11:51:24 by mic mic
good job!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-05 15:24:06 by shadez shadez
NSF here: http://www.students.tut.fi/~immonen6/high-hopes.nsf

Note that the speech sequences aren't there since I don't think there's any way to play raw samples from NSFs currently...
added on the 2007-08-05 15:37:29 by thefox thefox
rulezadded on the 2007-08-06 00:53:04 by kusma kusma
rulezadded on the 2007-08-06 00:59:55 by Shifter Shifter
rulezadded on the 2007-08-08 15:33:55 by prm prm
Very enjoyable :)
rulezadded on the 2007-08-09 15:11:38 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
extremely nice shit for NES. i demand more stuff like this
rulezadded on the 2007-08-10 08:23:12 by piksi piksi
great, but not my favourite, sorry
rulezadded on the 2007-08-10 17:28:53 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Hehe, I love Nintendo sounds :) Cool stuff!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-13 09:27:43 by -SP- -SP-
btw, the tracker which was used for the music in this demo (called Pornotracker for now) will be made available sooner or later
added on the 2007-08-16 18:55:26 by thefox thefox
Oh my god. that is really awesome. The voice is insane, i have never heard so clear speach on a NES.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-21 14:03:53 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
sucks not.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-21 14:31:20 by jasuy jasuy
OMG! Voice synths, 3D objects, textured 3D cube in full speed... IT PWNZ!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-23 09:26:47 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
all this stuff on a NES!
rulezadded on the 2007-08-25 23:45:04 by fiveofive fiveofive
rulezadded on the 2007-08-26 04:05:31 by p01 p01
Really nice for beeing the first NES demo to ever make use of the MMC3. Ok - it doesn't really use the full potential of the chip - but it's nevertheless very nice. You might experience it as a bit chunky and rough while running it on the real thing, but it's really worth the trouble. This demo is an impressive venture into demomaking on a machine which so far have been limited to somewhat tacky 32 demos.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-30 02:08:15 by Twoflower/3AD Twoflower/3AD
Twoflower: I don't know what you're refering to with "full potential". Only thing I can think of is the scanline counter which we didn't use because we wanted to be able to run all the effects also in a plain NROM configuration. There's not really much else to MMC3 than bankswitching, programmable mirroring and the scanline counter.
added on the 2007-09-03 19:23:58 by thefox thefox
good NES stuff!
rulezadded on the 2007-09-03 19:42:49 by RA RA
Nice looking effects and a sweet little tune. Gimme Pornotracker!
rulezadded on the 2007-09-07 12:38:24 by tempest tempest
rulezadded on the 2007-09-08 22:19:40 by eye eye
rulezadded on the 2007-09-08 22:31:12 by thec thec
really slick
really great effects, speechsync and a rocking tune!
all that on a 1,77Mhz NES.
rulezadded on the 2007-09-22 11:53:09 by v3nom v3nom
rulezadded on the 2007-10-29 09:27:51 by noid noid
Very coherrent and very cool. A shame if it's not a scene.org award nomenee
rulezadded on the 2007-10-29 09:33:25 by waffle waffle
Surely i thumbed it up already.. Great stuff! Everything is smooth and flows fine. Nothing really steps up but that's coherence indeed.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-17 10:16:14 by Serpent Serpent
rulezadded on the 2008-01-20 11:24:18 by panic panic
The effects are not that special but nice anyway. The music is very cool and especially the speech synth rocks. Also the graphics and design is nice. All in all, a very nice NES demo.
rulezadded on the 2008-01-20 11:34:04 by StingRay StingRay
rulezadded on the 2008-01-24 15:02:47 by zefyros zefyros
very decent
rulezadded on the 2008-01-24 15:49:39 by cruzer cruzer
rulezadded on the 2008-01-26 00:30:09 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2008-02-08 18:00:40 by wie8 wie8
how come i didn't thumb this up yet
rulezadded on the 2008-02-15 06:26:32 by aegis aegis
rulezadded on the 2008-02-15 09:07:29 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
One off the nicest nes demo i have seen also :)
rulezadded on the 2008-04-27 02:33:23 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
rulezadded on the 2008-05-26 16:17:06 by Quarryman Quarryman
Add a vocoded voice in a NES demo it's a thing I haven't never seen in any of the NES stuff.
This demo rulez of course!
rulezadded on the 2008-05-26 23:30:44 by SoDa7 SoDa7
rulezadded on the 2008-06-22 01:06:17 by propeller propeller
Music, indeed!
rulezadded on the 2008-07-02 19:38:52 by stage7 stage7
Most likely my favourite old-skool demo.
rulezadded on the 2008-08-06 04:50:14 by pizen pizen
nice one!
rulezadded on the 2008-08-19 05:58:41 by freezedream freezedream
rulezadded on the 2008-08-19 07:16:17 by Confused Confused
OMG! NES is over the world :)
rulezadded on the 2008-09-20 23:53:16 by Ized Ized
fantastic demo on a fantastic platform
rulezadded on the 2008-11-02 16:32:36 by miles64 miles64
rulezadded on the 2008-11-14 22:23:13 by b0ib0t b0ib0t
For 2 minutes I fixated my eyes on you, from your textured box, to your big pixel animations to your vocoder and finally your 64 particle body, I thought you came from a 320K Atari 800...

Were you guys actually the ghost coders for that Recca game?
rulezadded on the 2008-11-24 11:14:47 by Momo Vampire Momo Vampire
Pretty :). Although I'm definitely not the right person to say if this is a relatively _good_ NES demo.
rulezadded on the 2009-02-02 12:52:59 by elfan elfan
Answering to xernobyl's question - there was a voice synth on NES before - Track & Field II.
Anyway, thumb-up.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-09 19:41:18 by Adul Adul
Adul. T&F II uses voice samples.
added on the 2009-04-09 20:01:30 by visy visy
Good. Liked. Thumbed.
rulezadded on the 2009-04-09 23:54:43 by Arkholt Arkholt
One of the best demo soundtracks ever.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-08 17:07:26 by noby noby
Wow! A NES can do that?! The same NES I used to play with duck hunt?!
rulezadded on the 2009-12-10 00:07:06 by Grimmy Grimmy
great prod
rulezadded on the 2009-12-10 05:11:22 by kyv kyv
added on the 2010-04-27 00:07:15 by moqui moqui
Very nice.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-27 00:24:48 by elend elend
Liked much, nice sounds :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-27 00:52:14 by leGend leGend
huh, can't believe I didn't thumb this. The faux cube is way leet. Pretty awesome demo
rulezadded on the 2010-04-27 02:41:00 by sigflup sigflup
Very very nice !
rulezadded on the 2010-11-27 18:27:55 by lsl lsl
rulezadded on the 2010-11-28 13:15:11 by superplek superplek
rulezadded on the 2010-11-28 13:23:04 by las las
Very nice! The vectorballs blew my mind, and the effect reprise was a cool touch.
rulezadded on the 2012-03-17 17:03:59 by moozooh moozooh
One of my alltime fav nes demos. Love the soundtrack!
rulezadded on the 2012-08-08 15:02:24 by trigger trigger
Piggies'ers and sucks'ers should die.
rulezadded on the 2012-08-22 10:39:03 by Danguafer Danguafer
incredible NES...
rulezadded on the 2012-08-22 11:20:03 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
rulezadded on the 2012-09-18 10:50:29 by velusip velusip
nice music, excellent flow and polish
what more can you ask for?
rulezadded on the 2013-08-21 02:01:23 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
best NES demo!
rulezadded on the 2013-09-29 11:27:47 by bonefish bonefish
Great NES demo!
rulezadded on the 2014-07-08 21:49:06 by Daniel Daniel
Should've thumbed this years ago.
rulezadded on the 2014-07-08 22:43:57 by ccr ccr
platform thumbs!
rulezadded on the 2014-10-10 20:17:45 by sensenstahl sensenstahl

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