Riyadh by Bandwagon [web]
screenshot added by Dalton on 2002-10-02 19:27:36
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release date : august 2001
release party : Assembly 2001
compo : oldskool demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.80
  • 2
alltime top: #2527
added on the 2002-10-02 19:27:36 by Dalton Dalton

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I've not seen many msx demos...but this is really top stuff, even not considering it's platform. The music is great and the scenes & effects are very original. The best demo I've seen in a long time. A little short though...
rulezcdc added on the 2002-10-02 19:30:03 by Dalton Dalton
Guess that's why it won =) sorry for saying it came second
added on the 2002-10-02 19:36:31 by Dalton Dalton
MSX should be added to the platforms... Nice demo...
rulez added on the 2003-02-08 10:11:39 by dodke dodke
best demo ever
rulez added on the 2003-06-23 13:36:13 by danb danb
great design!
rulez added on the 2003-12-26 18:36:20 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
One of the best demos I've ever seen. Lofi design at it's very best. Some of the stuff here are much cooler than most of the pcdemos nowadays. Intelligent scenes, rough and edgy objects and tasty colours.The design is also more interesting than most c64 stuff I've watched. . But the c64-sound is a bit cooler though. :)
rulez added on the 2004-05-21 23:36:26 by ZIXAQ ZIXAQ
Thank you very much, zixacEPH. I must say I put some extraordinary effort to achieve a lofi techno-organic feel to the three newest MSX demos Riyadh, Alankomaat and Vesikauhu. Unfortunately, this seemed to go largely unnoticed at the time. Technically speaking these effects draw heavy inspiration from the quasi-3D effects of the mid-90's console games, stuff that in my opinion somehow looks fresh and refreshing even compared to modern 3D effects. I do feel much of my MSX demos were too rushed and as I said, they ended up getting none or very little feedback, but you're comments make the past days of my 8-bit coding feel a whole lot more worthwhile.

If lofi flatfilled roughy objects is what you like, you might enjoy my effect in the Yellow Rose of Texas too:

rulez added on the 2004-06-01 15:19:26 by neckfreak neckfreak
Personally, I loved the scene with the birds. The cogs and pistons looked really good, too, but seemed a bit like householding compared to the more filmatic scenes. It certainly goes to prove that the MSX1 has a lot more potential than anyone knew.
rulez added on the 2004-06-01 15:54:42 by DJ Fistfuck DJ Fistfuck
rulez added on the 2004-10-25 10:35:39 by odex odex
A vidcap would be really nice for us lazy sceners =)
added on the 2004-10-25 11:19:23 by Nezbie Nezbie
Probably my favourite Bandwagon demo, I really like the originality and the design.
rulez added on the 2004-10-25 13:45:15 by Preacher Preacher
ace 8-bit demo.. routine in screenshot is cool and this actually has some style too !
rulez added on the 2004-10-26 01:11:58 by loaderror loaderror
One of the best MFX demos by bandwagon.
Seeing is believing.
rulez added on the 2005-02-09 02:35:54 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
some great effects and an odd concept: a mix of middle-eastern and industrial imagery. anyway, a great demo that should be watched by all msx fans.
rulez added on the 2005-02-09 15:27:01 by madcrow madcrow
coolness :)
rulez added on the 2005-02-12 14:55:38 by shadez shadez
rulez added on the 2005-02-12 15:14:38 by p01 p01
nice one!

as i prefer 1x1 pixel feeling instead blurry video caps - what's best msx emulator for win? i tried bluemsx but it doesn't work well (f.e. first part of this demo looks different than on video).
rulez added on the 2005-03-10 01:21:51 by kempy kempy
You could try either OpenMSX or the traditional fMSX. My guess is neither of them handles this 100% but could be close enough.
added on the 2005-06-15 08:29:02 by Marq Marq
Excellent demo. Great effects and nice music.
rulez added on the 2005-06-29 11:28:16 by dairos dairos
really impressive effects
rulez added on the 2005-11-22 16:48:40 by Spewk Spewk
The best Msx demo so far. Classic!
rulez added on the 2006-02-22 18:31:41 by Frequent Frequent
i've always loved this.
rulez added on the 2006-02-22 18:37:39 by annieeee annieeee
Being an awsome demo, and the only MSX demo I've seen, I would supose it's the best MSX demo ever made. The screenshot scene rocks. And the rest too. I wasn't expecting it to be this good! wow! This actualy looks like a review! :D
rulez added on the 2006-06-05 15:16:12 by xernobyl xernobyl
A bit pretenteus, incoherent demo with couple of good screens and unimaginative music (but what can you do with a soundchip like that?). What's that hype all about?
added on the 2006-06-06 16:16:05 by tempest tempest
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2006-07-26 13:51:49 by bubis bubis
a bunch of animations really, but it's still ok :)
added on the 2006-07-26 14:13:27 by britelite britelite
perfection. luv it!
rulezcdc added on the 2006-09-01 23:36:10 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 16:10:03 by panic panic
Added a .dsk version for emulators, it's indeed not a very interesting.
added on the 2008-01-24 16:36:12 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Some people might like demos like that, I don't! :) Sleeping pill for me.
added on the 2008-04-15 10:07:48 by StingRay StingRay
Expected more tbh.
added on the 2008-04-15 22:04:48 by beavis77 beavis77
great to watch and listen.. love the rough flair and 3dish scenes..
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 15:07:15 by fiveofive fiveofive
Quite awesome :). I remember messing with an MSX when I was in elementary, I wouldn't have imagined that it could do this :)
added on the 2008-08-13 01:21:30 by Alpha C Alpha C
forgot teh thumb
rulez added on the 2008-08-13 01:22:12 by Alpha C Alpha C
Worderful demo!
rulez added on the 2008-10-23 22:58:15 by ham ham
I mean wonderful (damn typos).
This demo has lots of scenes very well designed.
added on the 2008-10-23 22:59:16 by ham ham
WonderRoX demo!

The 1st seen @ MSX platform!
rulez added on the 2009-02-19 20:51:50 by SoDa7 SoDa7
first effect (sshot) alone justifies thumb
rulez added on the 2009-02-19 21:37:32 by superplek superplek
Technically nothing particularly special in my opinion, but I like the style in many parts.
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 01:58:27 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
Cool =)
rulez added on the 2009-10-03 10:55:20 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
really enjoyed it
rulez added on the 2009-10-04 22:49:42 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2011-09-05 00:47:11 by 0rel 0rel
I've created a new video with blueMSX :


Remark :The link to an official video is no more working.
rulez added on the 2011-09-07 10:11:49 by mars2000 mars2000
rulez added on the 2013-08-24 09:04:46 by neuralnet neuralnet
Nice demo, but neither the first nor the last screen works properly on my Sony Hit Bit 75P MSX1.
added on the 2014-06-23 19:57:45 by mermaid mermaid
what's up about Bandwagon? long time i didn't hear a thing about them...
They pretty much quit. Some parts don't work properly with an MSX2 or the rare Toshiba VDP1.
added on the 2014-11-03 23:09:02 by Marq Marq
rulez added on the 2021-02-14 01:32:31 by Blast! Blast!

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