Shadow Of The Beast Preview by Logon System
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release date : april 1995
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popularity : 67%
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added on the 2000-12-23 17:20:28 by Optimus Optimus

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These previews were released from The Logon System and then they quitted the scene..

The most remarkable is the 1st preview, which is the above you see in the screenshot. A neat 9+ parallax scrolling shadow of the beast which was supposed to be the menu of a demo never released..

added on the 2000-12-23 17:22:48 by Optimus Optimus
the scrolling! awesome. nothing but scrolling but it's damn cool. and yes it's more like demo but it's a game?? who knows... it's just cool to play with. run run run!
rulez added on the 2001-06-09 03:00:47 by raver raver
Code and gfx were made in 1992, 1st shown at Euromeeting '92. Finally, a preview was spread in 1994.

Gfx by KDO aka Ulysse are unfinished, especially the beast's sprites. But it's nice, I must agree :).

Technically, there are 33 splitscreens, 14 scrollings, mixing modes 0-1-2 (16-4-2 colors' mode), 64 KB videoram (this is the maximum it can do).

Press escape once to see another sprite "Press fire to play" ;)

Hey! the upcoming group Arkos intend to do a new version of this game-menu! Wait for their "DemoIzart"...
rulez added on the 2001-06-12 11:55:45 by Overflow (cpc) Overflow (cpc)
I saw this preview (and the other ones) first time in 1994. But there were screenshots of them in Amstrad Cent-Pour-Cent magazine in 1992, taken for the Euromeeting (where I wasn't :(...) Grrr... Overflow? why didn't you send me there previews back in 1992???

People may think it's easy to do, but problem is that 1-pixel scroll can't be done by hardware (unless: use a CPC+). Used trick is a soft+hard trick :) quite easy to code, but it must have been a pain to time-interpolate ruptures and sprites management.

Hmmm... what about coding it again but on a CPC+? with hardware sprites and hardware 1-pixel scrolls??? No-one cares I guess! ;)

rulez added on the 2001-06-14 10:45:48 by Tof Tof
Yeah! I love it and I thought I have to vote for my favoritest and most interesting hard screen ever! I wish I had a CPC with CRTC0 to watch it perfectly (But I will get one from Peter in few time..)
rulez added on the 2001-07-06 16:47:08 by Optimus Optimus
Old effects are the best ;-)
rulez added on the 2001-10-12 14:39:05 by Buckethead Buckethead
damn incredible !!
rulez added on the 2001-11-10 23:52:52 by med med
Have a CPC464 with Monitor :)
Loved playing Into the Eagles Nest :)
rulez added on the 2004-02-09 01:28:16 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
AMAZING! I can't believe this runs on the same computer on which I used to code slow crap!
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 20:08:15 by keops keops
Beast on CPC !!! Amazing :D
rulez added on the 2006-09-12 18:29:27 by rez rez
You have to see this awesome intro ! Too bad that it's a just a preview.
rulez added on the 2007-05-19 09:49:54 by toms toms
A totally outstanding screen !!
rulez added on the 2007-06-08 23:44:13 by micdune micdune
rulez added on the 2007-10-26 22:38:02 by HarryPotter HarryPotter
That´s really amazing CPC stuff!!!
rulez added on the 2008-02-22 10:24:16 by RA RA
Great CDC!
Awesome remake and still the most exciting CPC prod to me.
added on the 2008-02-24 22:52:56 by AntDude AntDude
oh ! i remember it really well! longshot came with a disc to me on euromeeting 2 , and said: "here take a look , something ordinary !" after that we all got really nice drunk at blackmissions place.... or was the euromeeting 2 in reims ? i cant remember which one was the first ! ^^ but i was on both so doesn`t matter ! ^^

great peace of work !
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 14:15:29 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
another great release on euromeeting 2 was zapp the balls from Elmsoft of GCS!

anyone remember that ?
I think I saw this some time ago but didn't pay much attention, so now it's CDC it may be a good moment to say "it rules" :)
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 23:49:14 by stage7 stage7
cool gfx!...except for the sprite. :)
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 19:16:40 by Exin Exin
rulez added on the 2008-02-27 07:28:43 by d3pth d3pth
Nice and colorful, but where are the trees?
rulez added on the 2008-02-27 08:40:04 by cruzer cruzer
does anyone of you also take part at the euromeeting at blackmissions place ??? if yes i really would like to see if somebody still has some photos from that meeting....
logon system forever
rulez added on the 2008-02-29 15:54:29 by texel texel
Yeh !! if a conversion like this add been done in CPC, a lot of people hadn't move to other computers ^^
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 20:45:34 by RaHoW RaHoW
nice tech demo.
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 23:09:23 by comankh comankh
Oh yeah! Definitively awesome to watch on real CPC hardware.
rulez added on the 2008-03-07 21:50:30 by norecess norecess
Oh yes I remember this awesome preview... Logon System was my favourite group on CPC o/
rulez added on the 2008-03-11 10:33:36 by faraday faraday
I don't like the gfxs but the code is technically amazing, as usual with Overflow...
rulez added on the 2009-06-15 19:04:25 by Hicks Hicks
Shadow of the Best by Overflow.
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 15:48:29 by Eldrik Eldrik
I like everything in it. That was so promising...
added on the 2011-03-31 18:02:27 by norecess norecess
rulez added on the 2011-08-17 19:21:22 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
This is a recent patch for CRTC1 + plus
added on the 2011-08-17 19:25:22 by Optimus Optimus
classic amiga stuff on the CPC
Shadow Of The Beast!! The best game almost ever...
rulez added on the 2011-08-17 20:26:18 by sim sim
Great piece of code
rulez added on the 2012-04-13 15:11:31 by krusty krusty
I just watched it on a GT64, amazing. Such a depth and the beast looks so ossom in green. <3 I Couldn't take it as wanted, but here a small video...

Btw, I read there was a CRTC 1 version of it, if someone have it...
PS: still my fav ;)
Thanks Grimmy!
Is there any Customer Service Award? this one could make it: in 2011 patch for crtc1, on some code from 1992.
On 6128+? likely not, but check youtube by AST.
added on the 2015-03-07 09:17:12 by Overflow Overflow
Thanks for advertising and great Shadow of the Beast menu conversion.
rulez added on the 2015-06-16 13:58:57 by ast ast
Hahah! Rulez =)!
Please make a FULL game, if possible!
added on the 2015-06-16 14:14:32 by sim sim
Still kicking asses ;)
rulez added on the 2017-11-07 15:08:03 by roudoudou roudoudou
"On 6128+? likely not"
dixit @Overflow

(Ok it was on GX4000 instead.)

The old one still has its charm anyway.
rulez added on the 2017-11-13 00:53:00 by MacDeath MacDeath
rulez added on the 2018-04-13 13:06:05 by TotO TotO
nice one
rulez added on the 2021-05-01 15:47:20 by Blast! Blast!

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