switchback by Rebels
screenshot added by z5 on 2003-06-13 16:23:55
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release date : october 1994
release party : Doom's Day Party 1994
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 1st
  • 68
  • 8
  • 2
popularity : 63%
  • 0.85
  • 1
alltime top: #1671
added on the 2001-06-12 17:25:41 by bomber bomber

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excellent music and graphics, plus a surprising endpart. the rythm at the roller-coaster part is really cool :)
rulez added on the 2001-07-25 16:29:31 by robotriot robotriot
i really used to love the maintune by chromag (the endtune ist just a prodigy-ripoff squeezed into 4 channels). it's sooo amigaoldschool, great stuff :).
rulez added on the 2001-08-23 22:17:14 by heman heman
Great demo, great music (the maintune is indeed excellent), great gfx. Really nice oldskool atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2002-05-09 12:21:01 by z5 z5
Classic demo.
Great music + gfx.
rulez added on the 2002-11-11 06:53:06 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2003-07-19 23:37:48 by pOd pOd
excellent allround demo with the nice roller suprise at the end.. Great Graphics and music throughout. Especially vocal`s end tune!
rulez added on the 2003-07-20 10:42:51 by darkus darkus
very nice
rulez added on the 2004-03-28 10:50:00 by shadez shadez
some great gfx, dont really like the rest
added on the 2004-03-28 11:50:11 by hollowman hollowman
One of my favourites...great job Chromag, grey, etc!
rulez added on the 2004-03-28 13:01:20 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
great amiga demo
rulez added on the 2004-03-30 12:32:20 by vagus vagus
rulez added on the 2004-03-30 12:39:44 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
rulez added on the 2004-06-19 04:38:13 by stm stm
Good graphics and catchy sound.
rulez added on the 2004-10-06 13:20:31 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
rulez added on the 2004-11-04 13:26:10 by EviL EviL
soooo excellent music...
rulez added on the 2005-04-19 01:00:15 by nula nula
Haha! This is truly a impressive one. =D
rulez added on the 2005-04-23 21:27:18 by Exin Exin
rulez added on the 2005-05-27 20:32:43 by wayne wayne
Great classic.
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 06:48:35 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
great but i think the endpart is kindof more a crowdpleaser altho i love it (i mean its an animation with "ripped" music...)
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 16:55:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
Rebels quality.
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 21:52:01 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 19:02:14 by anesthetic anesthetic
kris' gfx great. also nice demo.
rulez added on the 2005-11-18 16:47:29 by spritus spritus
Rumours were spread that some routines were told to be stolen from Dr. Skull but I am not sure about that.

I perfectly recall how angry the guys from Haujobb were after the compo because their demo didn't win! The roller coaster part and music was awesome!
rulez added on the 2006-02-24 10:28:40 by ghandy ghandy
Im pretty sure the routines where stolen as they are nearly simimilar looking to some virtual dreams demo called breathtaker (if i remember right) ...

anyways the endpart anim and music (prodigy remix) was really nice stuff and a good idea ;s
added on the 2006-09-02 13:45:35 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2006-09-13 23:01:02 by RRR RRR
Ah, Zulu&Grey, the code rippers. My personal theory is that they bought Virtual Dreams' code and used it in lots of their own productions :)
No thumb down because of the prodigy/rollercoaster part.
added on the 2006-09-23 16:09:32 by bartman bartman
magic people voodoo people
rulez added on the 2006-12-18 20:00:31 by aegis aegis
Apparently the end tune is RIPPED from the famous British rock band who call themselves The Prodigy!! Thought you could get away from the long arm of the lawyer scene eh? THUMB DOWN!!
sucks added on the 2007-04-13 21:43:10 by loaderror loaderror
I remember to have listened to the lovely music times before but never watched this demo till today (on youtube :P). Some nice effects there and a great (anim I guess) rollercoaster scene. I don't care if the music is ripped, fits preety well with the scene. I also like the strange syncs with flipping images at the beginning, the juhlia and the end.
rulez added on the 2007-05-06 23:17:43 by Optimus Optimus
loaderror, you arent being serious are you? :) .. I dont believe Chromag ever hid the fact that song was from Prodigy!
added on the 2007-05-19 23:44:55 by darkus darkus
hehe... loaderror=sherlock holmes.
added on the 2007-06-11 06:26:05 by chromag chromag
I wonder what comment I prefer, the one from Loaderror or the one from Chromag :)))
added on the 2007-06-11 19:00:26 by keops keops
a classic <3
rulez added on the 2007-06-11 19:06:12 by maali maali
Back than I didnt have an a1200 untill summer 1996 so i never saw it untill it was as .avi some time ago. Now I can finally thump it up.

btw, loaderror, talking about the prodigy, watch senzala bij madwizards.. :))
rulez added on the 2007-06-11 19:12:49 by magic magic
Best ever, mesmerizing
only Whammer S. can take on it.
rulez added on the 2007-07-12 10:50:23 by Bernhelm Bernhelm
ther first part is a real pleasure to watch, the rollercoaster part made me speechless.. so now it is an animation? howerver really nice demo..
rulez added on the 2007-09-13 01:38:13 by fiveofive fiveofive
I really like the music, the demo has nice effects, altough most of them was not original.
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 21:08:55 by Alain Alain
true legend, cool ripped music it fits perfectly with the rollercoaster scene.
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 11:26:30 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
First effect after the logo is very similar to VD's Chaosland. Anyway, great demo, I was blown away by the coaster back in the day. Now, not so much ;)

Has anyone had luck running this in UAE? Mine is very slow..
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 11:46:10 by bfx bfx
rulez added on the 2007-11-23 21:05:51 by Buckethead Buckethead
OMGWTF! ripped teh tune! ;))
rulez added on the 2007-11-23 21:48:34 by substrate substrate
Great Demo with a great Soundtrack!
I´m SURE the prodigy ripped it from chromag! not the other way around!
rulez added on the 2007-11-23 21:58:06 by Virgill Virgill
Classic and I love Chromags tune (no, I do not mean the Prodigy-one ;))
rulez added on the 2007-12-23 02:47:33 by Maissi Maissi
Inside the group we didn't know if Zulu&Grey bought the sourcecodes but the similarities were really suspicious :)
added on the 2008-10-15 17:50:22 by chromag chromag
great effects, nice music!
rulez added on the 2008-10-19 22:08:06 by dimouse dimouse
First tune is proness
rulez added on the 2009-02-24 14:42:04 by neptun neptun
Meeh. It's cheezy...
sucks added on the 2009-02-24 16:12:31 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
I remind the organizer of Rebels jumping around in front of the stage during the compo when the demo was shown, screaming: "Yes...Yes...Räääbääääls...Yeeeees". Our thoughts back then were something like: "Nice demo. But their organizer is a lunatic.". :D
added on the 2009-02-25 13:49:45 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Raven: Yes, I remember that, too! He did they same at the Party, when Whammer Slammer was released, which wasn't so groundbreaking, either :)
added on the 2009-02-25 14:03:42 by chromag chromag
Well. At least he was good at "marketing". I surely won't ever forget that demo and compo because of him! :D What was his handle again?
added on the 2009-02-25 14:42:21 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
rulez added on the 2009-02-25 14:56:42 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2009-02-25 15:46:27 by Cj Cj
raven: exciter, formerly known as desto/dual crew
a true enthusiast!
added on the 2009-02-25 16:01:51 by chromag chromag
What a fitting handle! :D
added on the 2009-02-26 13:13:12 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
great demo.
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 20:21:14 by SiR SiR
Awesome soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2009-10-12 23:45:17 by wullon wullon
Ugh. Too much looping. So piggie.
added on the 2009-10-12 23:56:58 by leGend leGend
First demo I have ever seen.

Chromag your music is superb!
rulez added on the 2010-10-08 01:00:42 by jack-3d jack-3d
I met Grey at The party 97, and asked him about the incident about this demo and Whammer slammer. He just smiled and answered: "I don't code, I just buy...." Priceless ;)
rulez added on the 2010-10-16 20:13:13 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2010-10-19 16:52:30 by Mystra Mystra
A true killer demo!

Chromag music rocks!!
rulez added on the 2010-10-19 16:57:53 by rez rez
Simply amazing...
rulez added on the 2011-03-13 16:00:05 by tomba tomba
Great demo !
rulez added on the 2011-03-13 16:12:05 by lsl lsl
Music and gfx are fantastic, as for code i especially enjoyed the julia and sync. Well done!

In my life it's for Voodoo people that i pumped up the volume the most! :D A W E S O M E!
rulez added on the 2011-03-13 18:16:56 by baah baah
My all-time-favorit! :D
rulezcdc added on the 2011-08-31 13:12:42 by FreeClipTV FreeClipTV
Love it!!!
Another youtube is notified in BBS ... Enjoy it!
Wherever the sources came from, this is one hell of a demo! Top-class graphics and music, and it needs talent to make it all work together like this.
rulez added on the 2012-02-16 08:53:38 by noname noname
Music and visuals roxxx hard! Nice demo!
rulez added on the 2012-02-16 09:22:51 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Solid production
rulez added on the 2012-05-18 09:08:52 by grip grip
Terrific demo. The music is great!
rulez added on the 2013-04-10 00:18:02 by ham ham
still rules after all these years!!
rulez added on the 2013-10-08 00:27:42 by bonefish bonefish
Classic demo. Great music!
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 13:55:50 by at0m at0m
Rollercoaster :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-18 13:32:25 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
Pretty shitty soundtrack, but better than almost all of its peers in the genre. Classic amiga effects, design and graphics save this though, easily.
rulez added on the 2015-06-27 01:03:09 by noby noby
So old, so good!
rulez added on the 2015-10-09 10:44:11 by lvd lvd
Where was my thumb?
rulez added on the 2016-09-09 08:55:18 by ok3anos ok3anos
Another gem i have forgotten to thumb up
rulez added on the 2020-06-27 20:32:52 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Definitely not bad, but I can't help but feel it's a bit overrated.
rulez added on the 2020-06-27 20:36:04 by Nosferatu Nosferatu
Never ceases to amaze me how noby rates everything like it was made the day noby rates it. Why didn't 100m sprinters ran the world record already in 1908, or earlier. Here thumb up, but very often thumb down for totally retarded reasons.
rulez added on the 2020-06-27 20:49:44 by Serpent Serpent
Zulu & Grey - we buy it!
added on the 2020-06-28 16:39:07 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
Amazing production! Great music and effects.
rulez added on the 2021-05-04 19:12:50 by mailman mailman
The music and code is great!
rulez added on the 2021-05-05 07:52:11 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
Young loaderror in the lost password account is being ironic indeed. He actually likes this demo. Now old and serious loaderror will thumb up
rulez added on the 2021-05-05 10:50:22 by rloaderro rloaderro
Great pixels and music. Overall a very cool early, oldschool AGA demo. So oldschool that the endpart crashed my 060 ;)
rulez added on the 2021-08-20 13:18:55 by Twardy Twardy

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