Science 451 (amiga)/Reviews

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Megademo (1989, .09, ECS Megademo)

Review by Glenn Lunder

These guys came from the C64, and it shows. Most of the 6 parts in this megademo have a very typical C64-look. This fortunately results in very competent design (for the period), since these guys obviously were among the better on the 64. I suppose the megademo form was a natural choice for C64 people that migrated to the Amiga, since it's very similar to the 64 demos of the time. They were used to the 'press space bar for next part' demos.

The music is mostly very good, with four excellent tunes by Danko/FLT. There's also two by Vicious/Mp, which are less great :), and a fabulous tune from Megaforce. This one's ripped, and some of you may remember it from another golden oldie, Dexion's "Megademo". Especially noteworthy is the fact that this old production works on my 030-50 without even the slightest hint of trouble!

Tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.

Demo (1990, .02, ECS File)

Review by Glenn Lunder

I don't know what it is about this one, it's not particularly innovative or has stunning artwork or anything, it's just the general FEELING of the thing... Perhaps it's the absolutely stunning music? :) Anyway, this feels good...and that's all the reason I need to recommend it, really! Oh yeah, and it's based around vectorbobs and a chessboard, but who cares? :) Feels good! Excellent music!

The music is ripped from the game "Onslaught", which they openly admit.

Tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.1.