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Bouncing Bytes pacmenu (1993, late, ECS packmenu)

Review by Glenn Lunder

Well, this menu offers no eyecandy of any kind, just the basics. Upon loading, it presents you with a badly drawn Interactive logo, the choice of some productions in the middle of the screen and a scroller at the bottom. The whole thing unfortunately both looks and feels amateurish. You can press the right mousebutton for a 'magpart', done in the same design and not much better. The text is just the usual, 'news' and adverts. I cannot bring myself to recommend this to anyone. At least it works just fine on accelerated machines.
The issue reviewed was #3 [12/93]. The menu was used for at least issues #1-#3, and from this we think it was first released late 93, November or possibly December.
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.1.

First Love (1995, 28.12, AGA 40k Intro)

Review by Glenn Lunder

This sucks. No design, no impressive effects, and the music is a serious contender for 'worst chiptune of 1995'. It all opens with some flame-text, which is the best effect in the intro. Then we're taken on to a stretching zoomrotator (oooold!), a transforming dot-object (older!), and some other equally uninteresting stuff. Avoid.
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.