Special Brothers, The/Reviews

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Master Utilities Intro (1990, late, ECS Intro)

Review by Glenn Lunder

An OK intro this, supposedly for a compact disk they did called Master Utilities. I found this intro on another compact :) The music, by the way, is in Future Composer 1.0-1.3 format. The design is quite OK, and there's not really anything to put your finger on. An ok intro. No credits appear anywhere in the intro, except that the pack was done by Ivan/TSB Germany.

tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0. Note: Works with KillAGA, but fucks up on exit.

The Livetro (1992, early, ECS File)

Review by Glenn Lunder

This is a small oldskool intro, announcing the upcoming release of the first issue of the group's messagebox "Live", to be released early July this year. No release date appears in the intro, so the release date is very approximate. The intro first displays a TSB logo, before the main parts appear. This consists of a textplotter with a TSB logo down the left hand side of the screen alternating with a dotroutine with globes bouncing around. Everything has a nice, oldskool feel to it, the kind of stuff that just can't be recreated by TRYING =)

The intro needs KillAGA to display graphics correctly, but still has some minor graphical errors, which transplant onto the desktop after exiting the intro. It does not appear to disrupt the system's stability in any way, probably just writes directly to screen memory... Otherwise, no problems.

tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.1 -- Note: See review!