Shock by Ethanol Soft Inc
screenshot added by Trauma Zero on 2001-12-11 00:38:34
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release date : june 1992
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added on the 2001-05-12 01:30:17 by raver raver

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this is second masterpiece by ESI, megademo containing number of visually great parts and superb chipmusic. i like Lyra II better still, but this seems to be equally as great, just a matter of taste. this was also their last big speccy production, they went on to make some good stuff on quite unknown computer (which seemed to have big future back then) named Sam Coupe. so watch out for Lyra III on Sam Coupe if you are a lucky owner of this rarity or just leech the emulator... (remember - emus suck!)
added on the 2001-05-14 00:16:32 by raver raver
As the Raver says, not as good as Lyra 2, but still one of the best Speccy ,multipart demos , hmm i love especially music in this.....The border effectoz in the zecond part is very cool...watcha !!!
rulez added on the 2001-12-03 09:58:33 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 03:55:09 by raver raver
a cool thing about this demo is that in the part third part the music is very very similar to the song "i wanna give you a lick with my razor-tongue" by the swedish latino star DJ Mendex ;)
maybe mendez used to watched speccy megademos in the early nineties before he got famous :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 16:10:06 by lai lai
or maybe he made them
added on the 2002-07-17 16:10:58 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
yeah, you're probably right, he would steal a song like that...
added on the 2002-07-17 16:12:37 by lai lai
would NOT steal a song like that i meant :))))
added on the 2002-07-17 16:15:13 by lai lai
my point was he probably made this song, iam sure
added on the 2002-07-17 16:21:46 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
but really, these guys could maybe sue mendez? ;)
added on the 2002-07-17 16:42:55 by lai lai

these guys are from Torun.

added on the 2002-07-24 06:06:55 by raver raver
One of the oldschool kind of Speccy demos I love! A true classic!!!
rulez added on the 2004-11-10 13:22:38 by Optimus Optimus
it was a Shock and it is still a Shock. anyway, all code was done by Kaz, except Mat's guest part. later they moved to Sam Coupe and then to amiga. Kaz was then kicked out of the ESI group and they vanished (but never stated anything like the end os ESI).
rulez added on the 2005-03-02 16:04:50 by evills evills
Well... "kicked out" is a bit of overstatemet ;) He left because of some internal differences (or maybe because a lot of differences). Unfortunaltely when you try to do bussiness there is no place for fun.

Movement to Sam Coupe looked sound these days but after that we seemed to lost interest in demo scene (and there was actually no movement to Amiga - guys did some coding, but if I remember correctly never released anything real) and then we moved to the "real world". Even though there was no official end of ESI it (as the demo group) died somewhere in 1992-1993. For now I own the company (well... I'ts just me actually so not much of owning ;)) under the name of ESI, so you may say it's still alive :D
rulez added on the 2006-01-23 15:29:26 by mat mat
mat: are you behind this demo also?
added on the 2006-01-23 15:40:16 by lai lai
lai: wow! I didn't thought this one was stored anywhere ;) Yes. That was one of my attempts to do something relaxing - GBC was quite nice platform to code.
added on the 2006-01-26 12:32:43 by mat mat
A real classic. The best for many years! What can I say more? Just watch it and feel the atmosphere of those old days of early 90's, when we all were young... umm.. I STILL DO SCENE STUFF! Yohoo!!! :)
rulez added on the 2006-10-13 11:04:01 by aki aki
intro font
sine dots scroll
greets scroll and font
parallax 8-way starfield+logotype+sine scroll
rulez added on the 2007-02-27 13:43:07 by BITS BITS
This (together with Lyra II and Pentagram's LSD) was the classic Polish demo that inspired many Russian (Ukrainian, Belorussian) sceners - Code Busters and Dream Makers just to name a few. When it appeared in Russia in early 1993 (imported and disked by some lockal hacker who obviously had contacts with Poland), there was nothing like that before. Everyone was literally shocked and I remember ZX Review article where they suggested using multicolor part of this demo as a compatibility test for numerous Spectrum clones.

There were a lot ot tributes to ESI and Pentagram later in Russian and other xUSSR demos and those groups will forever remain early Speccy scene "gods" for us :)

I still like to listen to Ziutek's tunes which are now available through Project AY :)

By the way, in the last part (epilogue) of the demo, KAZ writes that they would be trying to get in touch with someone from Russia (I wonder why, Russian ZX scene was nearly non-existent back then) and I wonder, if they really did :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-28 10:29:23 by RCL RCL
rulez added on the 2008-08-19 07:36:21 by kyv kyv
yellow scroll font, logotype moving around, scroll water reflection, scroll bounces
color shock of colorful rasters
"ESI" logotype distorting 3D, sine waved dots scroll
ESI green plants border with flowers, horizontal and 6 vertical scroll lines, font, vertical scrollers waving in a circle, horizontal one bouncing
"SHOCK" graphic logotype, big font scroll, sined
floor and ceiling checkers, moving multidirection, scroll font
endless balls, yellow and blue, text font
parallax stars multidirection, "SHOCK" sprites bouncing, turning, sine scroll, scroll font
added on the 2009-03-11 03:56:44 by BITS BITS
One of the best Polish demos
and one of the best classic stuff for ZX Spectrum 48K and AY interface.
rulez added on the 2009-04-25 17:57:16 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
All of us studied at them.
rulez added on the 2009-10-03 15:30:26 by phm/syndrome(zx) phm/syndrome(zx)
Whoa, sum heavy tech there. Just running it on a 48k+AY.
rulez added on the 2014-07-27 22:14:26 by Marq Marq
Very good classic that runs in TK90X+Explorer!
rulez added on the 2015-02-18 17:28:36 by TK90X Fan TK90X Fan
true gem that i've just discovered!
rulez added on the 2015-02-18 22:27:05 by bonefish bonefish
I love this demo!

BTW. The soundtrack in the third part is Pulstar by Koto, not DJ Mendez. Ludzie ogarnijcie się.
rulez added on the 2017-10-15 00:23:35 by venex venex
Pure classic, which inspired us a lot... thank you. :)
rulez added on the 2019-02-04 12:31:42 by Ped Ped
A true masterpiece, the 2nd part still leaves me in awe after all these years...
rulez added on the 2019-04-09 21:34:55 by lordcoxis lordcoxis
Oh! This is one of the best demos ever!
rulez added on the 2021-10-04 23:37:31 by aGGreSSor aGGreSSor

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