Limited Edition/Reviews

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Ophir Chasma (1994, .02, ECS Intro)

Review by Glenn Lunder

Just a small lifesign-intro, made for a party that they decided not to attend in the end after all. There's a LIMITED EDITION logo down the left side of the screen, bottom right there's a spinning vectorcube, and the middle is taken up by a textplotter, albeit with an original font, for once. The music is chippy - 'nuff said ;) The release date is an approximation, based on the release date of the other releases on the pack where I found it. For some reason, the file includes TWO modules, Epithal's and one by their new member (announced in this intro) Caroline Looen. Perhaps there's a small secret part or something? There's no text to indicate it though...
This intro also announces TBM, Wize and Metz were -not- kicked, and that Pad left for Solitude. [glenn]

Flavour (1995, AGA File)

Review by Glenn Lunder

Here's a production for the future! LED's first ever demo is a good looking ride through good, fast effects to a thumping soundtrack - just like ALL demos should be! Don't be so sure you would never win, people! Skutt's graphics are also good (as usual), with some unusual and cool logos. Skutt's style is almost as easy to spot as Butman's once was!
Funnily enough, cocoder PG's name doesn't appear on the memberlist :)
NOT released at any party. [glenn]
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.

Party Remedy 96 Invitiation Intro (1996, Intro)

Review by Glenn Lunder

The intro opens with three logos - Limited Edition, DCS Graphics and Candela - before going to the main part, which is a text plotter with the party information. Down the left hand side of the screen is a very good raytraced Remedy 96 logo. The design in connection with the music gives this intro a very polished, professional feel. Especially the realistic sampled guitars of the music helps lift the atmosphere.
The intro doesn't really credit anyone for code... [glenn]
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.0.

Mindabuse (1996, 18.08, AGA HD 4mb File)

Review by Glenn Lunder

The first thing that strikes me about this one is: lots of colors! They've achieved some fine, colorful effects here, not to mention fast ones! It seems all the effects have been honed to perfection, making them faster than what I've seen in most other demos. It opens with a fast, good looking tunnel to the first bars of the usual techno music. It's no better or worse than any other tune of its kind, I guess. Then we're on to a killer effect: a great looking shaded key. This one looks so great, you've got to see it to believe it. If I'm not very much mistaken we're talking FAST HAM routines here! Next we're shown a fullscreen picture by HP, which could have been a lot better... Then there's some bumpmapping, followed by a TRANSPARENT mapped chalice. Next are some cool morphing mapped objects, followed by a couple of rather wobbly 8-balls. I could go on, but you get the picture. With a few better musicians and graphics artists, these guys could do very good in the future! Let's hope they keep on trying, and give us a KILLER demo sometime soon.
The potential's certainly there...
The endscroller can be paused with the right mouse button, though it's not mentioned anywhere in the demo. It's accompanied by a calmer tune, which is a lot better than the maintune, which lacks identity. 68030 or better processor is recommended. [glenn]
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.

Henriques Chocolate (1997, 01.11, AGA 64k Intro)

Review by Glenn Lunder

"HC" goes for a unique look, and almost succeeds in being something unique. It tries for a transparent look, where two effects are often presented at the same time, overlaid and transparent. Some parts work admirably well, others less so. The overall feel after having watched the intro twice, though, is a good one. Besides, PG deserves credit for trying something unusual. Approved.
The intro's full name is "Henriques Chocolate - Paul The Kinder Penguin Part II". [glenn]
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.1.