Syntax Terror by Delta Force [web]
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release date : december 1990
release party : STNICCC 1990
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.93
alltime top: #2676
added on the 2000-09-18 03:25:59 by kenet kenet

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good old COLOR-KOPAKABANA times :)
added on the 2001-05-23 23:56:00 by p01 p01
the sokoban is brilliant, but the 'match-it' just rules ....
added on the 2001-07-04 13:07:47 by spiny spiny
'match-it' was so good we had to steal the idea ;-)
rulez added on the 2001-12-19 14:32:50 by mrpink mrpink
this jewel(s) simply deserves a huge thumb up

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the reset screen rocks!
rulez added on the 2002-02-20 15:07:44 by p01 p01
why didn't i see this one earlier?? great classic stuff. some things they do with the rasters (spiralling/lensing) really amazes me!
ofcourse that's not the only good thing about this one.
rulez added on the 2003-04-11 10:11:19 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2003-11-05 18:32:37 by elkmoose elkmoose
Good demo
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 04:57:22 by keops keops
I think this demo is actually more known for its games rather than demo-screens. Some really nice things to be found.
rulez added on the 2004-03-19 18:42:51 by evil evil
Good Match-it game, but once you've seen a dozen of these ST megademos, you get the feeling that you've seen them all, not to mention the feeling that you've heard too much Mad Max.
rulez added on the 2004-08-14 15:19:54 by satari satari
rulez added on the 2004-08-23 04:10:50 by Buckethead Buckethead
the first demo, i saw !!
rulez added on the 2004-09-25 15:50:35 by HerrV HerrV
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2005-01-27 17:31:39 by Zweckform Zweckform
Now, I wanted to see this (because of the rotozomer history), but I seem to not be able to run in emulators. In SainT it just make drive sound loading twice and then it stays there. In Steem it loads me the reset screen and not the demo itself ;P. What am I doing wrong? Or does it need a specific Rom version to run that I don't use/have?
added on the 2005-03-18 13:37:17 by Optimus Optimus
It's because it had a protection. Download this patched version
It should run fine with both Steem and SainT emulators.
added on the 2005-03-18 13:45:54 by keops keops
Wow thanx! It shall run now I guess..
added on the 2005-03-18 14:46:55 by Optimus Optimus
It's a hard work to see the whole thing... :/
added on the 2005-03-18 15:48:47 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
There are some really nice screens!
rulez added on the 2005-03-18 17:16:48 by RA RA
Optimus: What you're doing wrong is using an emulator. Please die.
I have an AtariSt with monochrome monitor, also there is no more space in my room for anything else than a PC, there is nothing better than being compact with all those emulators :). But surelly, I want to see demos on the real thing, now if I find time and the appropriate hardware, cable, whatever one day..

Other than that, this rules, the rotozoomer is cool (slower and ugglier than Chaos rotozoomer on the Amiga, but definitelly the first!) and there are some other parts which rule too. Great usual Mad Max music there!
rulez added on the 2005-03-19 15:55:41 by Optimus Optimus
The Syntax Terror, featuring the rotozoom by The GigaByte Crew, was released 2 years before the World Of Commodore, featuring Chaos's rotozoom.

Check also the Maggie 10 intro by Delta Force to see another rotozoom on ST, released this time 4 months before the WOC.
added on the 2005-03-19 16:31:48 by p01 p01
Great coding, but the design... argh!
*BUT* I played "Match It" for YEARS, so its ought to be ruling!
rulez added on the 2005-08-13 23:59:45 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
Good one.
rulez added on the 2005-08-31 20:02:11 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
this is oldschool !
rulez added on the 2005-09-25 11:54:46 by esion esion
Good one, the Match It game rocks and the rest is very nice as well.
rulez added on the 2005-11-12 18:47:32 by StingRay StingRay
Good stuff!

New URL for the patched version:

first hidden part: Type during the loader-intro GESICHTSKONDOM

second hidden part: Look for the blank line (between 'in alpha...' and 'A.B.C') and type HEMMELHERRGOTTSJESASWILLA in the main menu

third hidden part: Make a reset ;)
rulez added on the 2006-02-23 19:12:19 by Cj Cj
Hehe the reset screen isnt hidden, it's a reset screen :D
rulez added on the 2006-02-23 20:06:13 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
jojo die schwoba
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 19:11:17 by seppjo seppjo
a million thumbs!!! great demo!!
rulez added on the 2007-06-20 14:07:46 by freddek freddek
Some good screens for what can be called an Union demo 2 though it is not official and not as impressive overall. Nice stuff anyway, the games just rock.
rulez added on the 2007-08-24 13:43:17 by micdune micdune
classic !
rulez added on the 2010-01-23 13:02:40 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
What a great megademo !
I esp. like the TCB 24 hours screen..
Match It was played quite a lot !
rulez added on the 2010-06-12 19:12:27 by lsl lsl
As many, my fave part is the minigame :)
rulez added on the 2010-06-12 23:55:34 by Dbug Dbug
Looks great :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 11:43:25 by rez rez
rulez forever ! and with a sokoban inside :-D
rulez added on the 2010-11-11 22:53:38 by sokoban sokoban
It seems i've forgotten to thumb up a lot of ÜberKewl demos!
Minigames are fantastic!
rulez added on the 2011-10-03 16:40:28 by baah baah
the good old time !
the demo scene were demo scene at this time ! :)
rulez added on the 2011-10-03 16:50:01 by Pandafox Pandafox
Some nice stuff.
rulez added on the 2012-09-23 05:36:15 by lennart lennart
Great demo!
My favorite part is Match-it, played it many hours!
rulez added on the 2014-03-09 09:00:00 by Tarzin Tarzin
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 21:23:50 by gentleman gentleman
Great one!
rulez added on the 2014-05-11 21:56:01 by Daniel Daniel
An Atari ST classic. That simple.
rulez added on the 2014-10-12 22:06:54 by applecrypt applecrypt
Great democollection including the first ever rotozoomer.
rulez added on the 2016-12-14 20:13:20 by Yoyost Yoyost
rulez added on the 2020-05-03 19:40:52 by spkr spkr
rulez added on the 2021-02-17 00:37:34 by Blast! Blast!

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