FIN> Deadbeat (Timo Rönkkö, code crack gfx, 07/92-12/02), Mysdee (Jarkko,
GER> Elvin (swap, 07/92), Stryker (swap, early91), Zap (Oliver, code crack
SWI> Andy (gfx swap, 07/92).
???> Darkforce (ger? code crack, 08/89), Tim (code, 88).
The Sharks were a finnish and german demo and cracking group. A news item
in Relax #1 says the group was 'rebuilt' in 1989, but since we currently
have no information on that earlier incarnation, we are holding off
separating the two for now. The group was once in a cracking cooperation
with Thundertronix. Darkforce is behind the wellknown sequence packers
Dark-Squeezer and Level-Squeezer.
Technophobia (1992, 25.07, Demo).
code: Deadbeat, gfx: Andy, music: JCH/independent, Drax/Vibrants, Maniacs
of Noise (MON). 3rd in the Assembly 92 demo competition.
review: I will remember this demo mostly for its priceless "amiga
emulation" part, but that is in fact not its only quality. A much longer
demo than the two that beat it in the competition, that in itself was
perhaps the downfall of this one; it lasts for almost fifteen minutes (at
least that's what they mention in one of its texts, I didn't actually get
out a stopwatch and time it ;]). Another part I liked was the sprite
multiplexer one, though I can't really put my finger on exactly WHY... :)
Andy's graphics are functional throughout, though seldom outstanding.
This also featured a part with sampled music (2 Unlimited's atrocious
"Twilight Zone"), similarly to Dual Crew's winner demo at this same party.
The execution of the demo is clearly inspired by the amiga trackmo
revolution that was going on around the same time as this demo came out -
and it was probably one of the first demos on the c64 to take the trackmo
concept to heart. All in all, this is a fair demo, though not quite