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screenshot added by spectral on 2002-04-02 12:50:55
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release date : june 1991
release party : Amega 1991
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 3rd
  • rulez 31
  • is ok 8
  • sucks 0
popularity : 0%
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alltime top: #3181
added on the 2001-10-15 17:41:37 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)

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Mainly the demo is good for its music by Audiomonster. It was probably quite good when it came out, but it can't hold up as a must see.
Mainly, it's to long. It shows alot of different routines for vector objects, bobs, sprites, paralax scrolling and dots and throwing in some pics. But, it's all done in the old-fasioned slideshow kind of way. Here a text screen, then the routine for 2 minutes. Text, routine, text picture. Each routine is good, but shown way too long. I think the whole demo goes on for about 30 minutes and could have been put into 15 (that's about how long the main song is anyway).
All in all, I remember it well and liked it when it came out, but see the flaws now.
added on the 2001-11-27 13:05:55 by Jacx Jacx
Both the main tune by Audiomonster and the endpart music by NHP and BKH are among the best pieces of scene music ever created.. But the demo itself is (and always was) very, very boring and goes nowhere.
added on the 2002-07-31 09:05:17 by break break
i still love it to death! a real masterpiece.
rulezadded on the 2002-07-31 11:18:40 by rpfr rpfr
looks cool and the music is great. Too bad winuae rufesed to run it after some time...
added on the 2003-03-31 23:12:40 by Kami68k Kami68k
Superb production with wonderful music. Classic.
rulezadded on the 2003-10-20 10:19:21 by prm prm
class
rulezadded on the 2003-10-20 11:34:10 by eebliss eebliss
yes!
rulezadded on the 2004-01-14 14:02:07 by kb_ kb_
Then again, I used to really love this back when it was new. So what the hell, thumbs up.
rulezadded on the 2004-01-14 14:09:22 by break break
yep :)
rulezadded on the 2004-01-14 14:54:29 by reed reed
I didnt give it a thumb up yet! It has to be done, this demo was magic!
rulezadded on the 2004-02-25 18:08:14 by keops keops
A masterpiece, but way to long....but back then i didn`t feel to long since every amiga demo was over 5 mins long :))
rulezadded on the 2004-05-29 12:37:22 by Zplex Zplex
Zplex: Actually Ice lets you skip almost every part with a mouse-click.. So it's as long as you want it to be. Without that feature some parts would've been just torture :)
added on the 2004-05-29 13:56:26 by break break
Every scener should listen to this tune at least once a month :)
added on the 2004-11-11 19:58:23 by keops keops
Those tunes are so so good..
rulezadded on the 2005-06-03 19:03:06 by rio702 rio702
classic
rulezadded on the 2005-06-03 22:25:36 by NuKem NuKem
Fantastic demo !
I knew this Audiomonster mod's of the first part which is simply brilliant (2 mods I got from him with "Jimmys voyage")
The 3D is so amazing, look that sphere tesselation with noise, huge and quite fast. I didn't find this boring, btw I was amazed to see there were other parts :) I can't get enough of this tridi. Sure, if I saw this when it was released, it would be my "fav", hehe.
rulezadded on the 2005-06-27 08:31:11 by Buckethead Buckethead
this and
this mods ;p
I always found this demo quite boring. Just watched it again and I still think it's boring. The code is pretty good though.
added on the 2005-11-14 02:00:27 by StingRay StingRay
In 1991 there was no need to put a 30 min demo into 15 minutes. ;)

rulezadded on the 2005-11-14 06:21:03 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
The music is ingenious.
rulezadded on the 2006-01-07 19:06:07 by Serpent Serpent
this demo is so long. think it ended up being 40 minutes long . but the music was great
Seeing this or better yet hearing this again
gave me a huge deja-vu ;-)
rulezadded on the 2006-09-09 07:56:05 by magic magic
Solid TSL demo (especially the introduction is nice imho), but it lacks the design touch of Kyd/Balle ...
rulezadded on the 2006-10-02 14:52:52 by Steel Steel
... to make it a compo winner. :-)

Hmm, this party was held at the same time as 'The Party 1' ...
added on the 2006-10-02 14:57:35 by Steel Steel
Steel, come again? Amega party was held at the end of June. Half a year before The Party..
added on the 2006-10-02 15:09:43 by break break
Some good gfx from Walt and a great tune from Audiomonster. I was never blown away by it, but it still stands as a solid production - if somewhat slow paced.
rulezadded on the 2006-10-02 15:39:04 by Archmage Archmage
Loved the music.
Absolutely DETEST the pacing.
If it weren't Audiomonster this would be thumbed down HARD.
I love the scroller made up from animated vector objects
rulezadded on the 2007-06-28 14:20:55 by evil evil
Nebulos - one of the best mods ever made. 13 minutes of pure joy! :)
rulezadded on the 2007-10-20 17:45:39 by Mystra Mystra
Classic
rulezadded on the 2008-01-05 23:49:11 by Maissi Maissi
What scenerhub.pl said. But that tune is worth a thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2008-01-05 23:57:18 by Flunce Flunce
<3 ! nostalgic flavor!
rulezadded on the 2008-04-09 20:02:38 by titus^rab titus^rab
classic! used to watch it over and over..
rulezadded on the 2008-04-09 21:16:07 by dv$ dv$
I never really liked this demo much, but the music was beautiful!
added on the 2008-09-08 19:17:07 by Wade Wade
one of the best production from 1991
rulezadded on the 2008-09-27 20:35:17 by 24 24
nice music, but most parts are boring.
added on the 2010-06-02 22:40:48 by Frequent Frequent
Yes, Best tune from Audiomonster (others were not very good) but bland demo
added on the 2010-07-22 19:25:09 by leGend leGend
Like this demo. Not so bad graphics (altrough aren't really perfect) but excellent music, which is a pure 14 minute long spacey voyage.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-14 23:26:00 by SoDa7 SoDa7
coder Ronan Bel is now doing "Project Dust" for Ubisoft, together with Eric Chahi haha
rulezadded on the 2010-10-29 14:21:34 by spike spike
Jacx rules!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-29 15:32:16 by chromag chromag
Nebulos: 13:37
added on the 2010-11-15 10:46:38 by Mystra Mystra
haaa that great module :)
rulezadded on the 2011-09-07 23:28:19 by rez rez
This is a classic, but the mouse button skip is essential!
rulezadded on the 2011-10-20 04:53:53 by t-zero t-zero
rulezadded on the 2012-01-09 16:00:18 by s!Nk s!Nk
yep
rulezadded on the 2012-01-09 21:45:48 by xeron xeron
Still nice!
rulezadded on the 2013-11-08 23:01:29 by imerso imerso
http://moonove.com/ici-et-maintenant-vol-2-featuring-audiomonster-kaneel/ (french)
Audio(iso??;D)monster talking of this first demo and the faboulous Uncle tom spell-amelioration bassline (so fucking true! <3)...

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