FIN> Debris (Jarno Laitinen, gfx swap, 09/94-08/98), Deetsay (music,
11/97-08/98), Jer (code gfx music, also in No Name, 95-08/98), Lemming
(Janne Granberg, swap, 01/95).
???> Brizz (music), Dr.Voice (music), Mire (gfx, 08/94), Throne (Janne
Turunen, swap, 95), Warlock (music).
Panic is a finnish demo group.
1998 - Assembly in august brought the group's second triumph in as many
years; "Speedway 2" [08/98] was again the winner of the demo competition!
Speedway 2 (1998, 08.08, Demo).
code: Jer, Dow Jones (loader), gfx: Debris, Jer, music: Agemixer/Scallop,
Deetsay. Winner of the Assembly 98 demo competition!
review: Let me just open by saying I was disappointed with this demo. This
was after all an Assembly winner, and as such should be something a little
more special. Unfortunately, this time the results do not reflect quality
- it was simply best of three bad demos. Most of this demo is presented in
an every-other-line-blacked-out mode, probably to save rastertime, but
which makes the demo look extremely bad - even from a distance. In this
respect, to get fast 3d on the c64, the Smash Designs 4x4 approach is
preferable. All this might have been tolerable had the 3d been of an
outstanding quality, but again we can unfortunately not claim that this is
so. There are a few simple objects - good old duck.3ds, a torus, a cube -
but they all look too much like animations - and bad ones at that. The
demo opens and carries on for the entire first diskside with a tune by
Agemixer that is engaging techno, but becomes repetitive towards the end.
The main music for the second diskside is by Panic's own Deetsay, and is
also a pretty good tune. The endpart - or endpic to be exact - has the
best music in the entire demo, a calm melodic tune by Agemixer done back
in 1996. Overall this winner leaves me with a sour aftertaste...
Debris' compopicture for ASM98 appears in the second part (diskside) of
the demo. [glenn]