The Phoenix Code by Bonzai
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release date : october 2016
release party : X 2016
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 63%
  • 0.95
alltime top: #1893
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Massive comeback! Excellent.
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 11:28:20 by ISL ISL
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 12:26:56 by Soundy Soundy
loving the scrollers!
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 12:54:51 by bonefish bonefish
Wow. WOW.

It's been such a long time that I fully enjoyed a big C64 demo; it never lingers too long on each part, it follows the music perfectly (the moment the chess-stretcher changed colors to the music I was sold - why doesn't this happen more often?), the effects have small details that add to the overall impression, and there's a good natured positive humour about it all.

This might just have displaced Insomnia as my favorite C64 demo ever.
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 13:13:16 by Gargaj Gargaj
Missing almost any overarching design which leaves me with a very disjointed impression. This is also reflected in the lack of supporting graphics which makes the demo look... well, a bit cheap. The pixel graphics there were, mainly the logos I didn't find too appealing. Despite that most individual parts are still enjoyable (had to skip majority of the scrollers though), and one thing there's definitely attention paid to are the transitions and animations. Very traditional approach to the music side of things, but superbly executed, maybe even the standout aspect of the demo. I particularly loved the last track before the credits, but really all pieces are great to varying extents.
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 14:46:35 by noby noby
Pretty awesome.
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 15:08:12 by w00t! w00t!
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 15:16:42 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
nice gfx, (mostly) nice effects and good tune. and what bonefish said!
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 15:20:46 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Nice thing and some excellent tunes, which is to be expected with these names :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 16:32:30 by Serpent Serpent
Worthy winner. Much love involved and perfect "oldschool" design. Outstandig music as well. Welcome back!
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 16:52:09 by mad mad
what noby said. despite that the effects are nice and the backstory and everything, it's not so wow as a demo.
added on the 2016-10-30 17:09:57 by Maali Maali
The interference effect is great. Looks like Stellar's Lightroom, only the palette isn't quite as nice.
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 17:20:11 by yzi yzi
Objectively very good and with some nice attention to detail (like the recursive blinking cursor in the credits :)), but overall the design is too oldschool for my tastes.
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 17:30:40 by Kylearan Kylearan
Superior C64 demo!
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 18:03:46 by ramon ramon
the legitness is strong with this one. <3
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 19:01:00 by wertstahl wertstahl
Lovely and sweet.
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 19:41:49 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 23:07:04 by ham ham
using borders right way
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 01:34:05 by frog frog
Nice feel, lots of cool gfx and tracks but doesn't kick asses in a massive way.
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 08:48:52 by lvd lvd
Nice demo with nice graphics, good effects and nice design. Completely enjoyed it. Minor detail but still worth mentioning is that it's possible to boot side 2.
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 09:34:34 by StingRay StingRay
Is this really Ricky, Dize, Scortia and Crush (in spirit) from The Silents DK (Amiga) fame..

Massive greetings for beeing active again from Northjutland, And great demo.

SCA / X-Polka B.
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 09:56:38 by SCA SCA
Wow, that plasma testicle part alone was a solid thumb. Enjoyed the soundtrack a lot
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 11:05:07 by Triace Triace
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 11:46:35 by groepaz groepaz
the beginning was strong but then it kinda went into an oldschool effect show which got me a bit bored (reading scrollers does that to us kids after a while...).
I guess it won because of the return of Bonzai, which in itself is of course a great thing!
Also the music parts by Laxity... oh yes!
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 19:57:00 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Such good tunes!!
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 20:37:40 by andr00 andr00
Massive production, damn stylish :) Beautiful songs :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-31 21:32:57 by Sapphire Sapphire
Mixed about this demo. Some clever parts, but as a whole it didn't work for me
added on the 2016-10-31 23:51:26 by Frequent Frequent
Quite traditional C64 demo but well done, with several really good screens, especially on disk 2. Enjoyed the tunes as well.
rulez added on the 2016-11-01 00:12:36 by Alpha C Alpha C
Fantastic stuff :D
rulez added on the 2016-11-01 11:28:51 by SnC SnC
rulez added on the 2016-11-01 15:55:56 by bitl bitl
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2016-11-01 23:49:46 by numtek numtek
Nice better late then never
rulez added on the 2016-11-02 03:09:30 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
great love the intro!
rulez added on the 2016-11-02 13:38:41 by sINk sINk
Enhance the code and keep the oldschool feeling in one hit, plus great transitions.
rulez added on the 2016-11-03 10:12:50 by Luca/FIRE Luca/FIRE
Nice one!!
rulez added on the 2016-11-04 12:07:17 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Great demo! Lots of effects coming at you all the time without hesitation. And lots of transitions linking it together.

I liked the scroller that rotated around the pipe and threw a shadow on it. Also the perspective scroller looks nice to me. starwars scroller too looks smooth.. so many scrollers! :D
rulez added on the 2016-11-04 14:24:52 by rloaderro rloaderro
rulez added on the 2016-11-04 14:32:53 by toxie toxie
Not bad. :)
added on the 2016-11-05 03:36:26 by AntDude AntDude
I like that this demo abstains from extensive data flushing (you know, demos that fill a whole disk side with three effects), and is very measured in its approach; on the other hand it's probably slightly unremarkable, disjointed and creatively quaint, without any particular "whoa" moments or surprises in it. Everything is very solid, but not quite outstanding. Still, a good one overall.
rulez added on the 2016-11-06 19:29:25 by tomaes tomaes
Great demo with lots of cool effects, music and transitions
rulez added on the 2016-11-06 23:27:57 by v3nom v3nom
V good.
rulez added on the 2016-11-07 14:23:33 by rhino rhino
rulez added on the 2016-11-09 04:38:59 by 1in10 1in10
very good
rulez added on the 2016-11-10 12:33:05 by Sir Sir
Good old fashioned FX showcase with nice Tunes by the masters? Mmhmm-Mhmmmm Good shit good shit that's some Good shit right there and so on! ;)

Thumbs up, Soldier!
rulez added on the 2016-11-11 20:04:29 by FunkyM FunkyM
It's not my favorite of the compo but some solid parts among oldschool screens.
rulez added on the 2016-11-12 20:14:52 by Optimus Optimus
Solid prod!
rulez added on the 2016-11-13 22:01:30 by cxw cxw
Be proud you got it done! Starwars scroll immediate thumb. Respect for keeping each scene not longer than it should be even though it too 17 years overall.
rulez added on the 2016-11-16 21:58:45 by JAC! JAC!
rulez added on the 2016-12-03 17:43:48 by baah baah
Good to have you back.
And you came back with new ideas, too.
I love how this doesn´t look and feel like most other c64-prods of this time...it somehow has an Amiga-Feeling to it, atleast to me!
Anyways, gratz on winning X and hope you continue releasing this awesome stuff now, i am hooked! need moar demo to consume nao! ;)
rulez added on the 2016-12-04 14:59:49 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Oldschool in the best way
rulez added on the 2017-01-03 23:04:25 by BackSpace BackSpace
great demo
musics are excellent
rulez added on the 2017-01-20 15:06:10 by EviL EviL
rocks big time!
rulez added on the 2017-01-20 20:44:00 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2017-01-20 21:21:01 by seppjo seppjo
Awesome and super enjoyable, amazing starwars scroller, mighty dots border scroller and some great sinuscroll. <3
rulez added on the 2017-01-21 01:41:42 by Buckethead Buckethead
Solid comeback with really classic demo design with a pinch of more "modern" sounding tunes.
rulez added on the 2017-04-10 20:59:06 by lennart lennart
Also very fat w/ 2x8580.
added on the 2017-04-10 21:00:00 by lennart lennart
Some great tunes & effects in there
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 10:17:10 by Steel Steel
Managed to totally miss this, some great code here! Could have done without the plasma but I liked the variation, actual gfx while FX, and 90s music. This is what a comeback should look like! :)
rulez added on the 2017-07-01 22:37:11 by Photon Photon
Nice demo with great code.
Music too cheesy.
rulez added on the 2018-11-05 13:45:15 by Emod Emod
Great too.
rulez added on the 2019-01-18 00:33:26 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Stylish and tasteful. Loved the transitions. The entire music lineup is lifted straight off my c64 all time top 10, and delivers. This demo made me happy.
rulez added on the 2019-04-20 20:54:19 by Mekong Mekong
simply amazing, especially the soundtrack !
rulez added on the 2021-09-25 21:20:09 by bsp bsp
Truly amazing!
rulez added on the 2021-09-25 21:43:10 by Mystra Mystra
great transitions, stylish and polished!
rulez added on the 2021-09-26 13:05:58 by Asato Asato
rulez added on the 2021-10-18 23:25:07 by Blast! Blast!

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