Browbeat (amiga)/Reviews

From ExoticA

Dots of Browbeat (1989, .05, ECS Intro)

Review by Glenn Lunder

Well, a croweded screen is presented here at least! At the top, a mediocre Browbeat logo in what is likely supposed to look like metal, is encased on all four sides by beat indicators moving in time with the music. Below this a small scroller moves, also with beat indicators to its left and right, before another bigger scroller occupies the bottom part of the display. The font used here is also made to indicate metal, but does a much better job of it. Behind the entire display at all times a small string of vector plots move, and the sines can be changed by pressing the right mouse button. And that's about it really =) Some of the scrolltext is really childish, and reveal these guys ages to be around 15... Plus some parts are in Finnish, but I don't really feel like I missed anything ;) The music was ripped from X-Men's Party Invitation, which they admit in the scrollers. This was Splatter's first demo on any computer.
The intro appears to work perfecly with the use of KillAGA, but still crashes on exit. This intro was found on Horizon's "Rack-Pack #16" pack, released on the 2nd of june 89, plus there is mention one place in the scrolltext that it was written in may of that year, so may is a 100% certain release date. It was likely not released at any party.

tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.1 -- Note: See review!