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Natural Wonders 2   [2008]

Natural Wonders 2 Released by :
Oxyron [web]

Release Date :
26 October 2008

Type :
C64 Demo

Website :
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=dySnh_XgsWQ

Released At :
X'2008

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at X'2008 :  #2

User rating:*********_  9/10 (65 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.4/10 (30 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Axis of Arsenic, Oxyron
Music .... Fanta of Chorus, Oxyron, Plush, Viruz
  Kasmo of Arsenic, Oxyron
Graphics .... oys of Arsenic, Oxyron
  Yazoo of Arsenic, Oxyron
Charset .... Yazoo of Arsenic, Oxyron
Loader .... Graham of Arsenic, Oxyron


SIDs used in this release :
Natural Wonders 2(/MUSICIANS/F/Fanta/Natural_Wonders_2.sid)
Notes & Flowers(/MUSICIANS/K/Kasmo/Notes_and_Flowers.sid)
We Greet You(/MUSICIANS/K/Kasmo/We_Greet_You.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/67507/natural_wonders_2-oxyron.zip (downloads: 6212)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Magnar on 10 December 2012
Really good music, nice variations and fitting to each part. I kind of saw Coma Light before this one, which when the dragonball comes I just came to think of the puppy dolls. Same script, but not as good performed as Coma. But again, strong code and graphic! And the music is top notch!
User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 16 November 2010
Nice overall design and great effects: vector intro with timed sfx (*love it*!), 3D balls and dragon ball, greetings part with skyscrapers. Smooth and clever transitions between parts. Love the way the black vector surface covers a picture and dims the music! Packed together with some great screens and tunes. Really enjoyed this!
User Comment
Submitted by abaddon on 14 March 2010
awesome programming and nicely varied soundtrack. the end part tune reminds me of MSK/Vibrants.
User Comment
Submitted by Steppe on 16 November 2008
Oh, seems we've added a bug here and there in the rush while adding the X tunes last minute. Will be fixed next update, of course.
User Comment
Submitted by Talentless Hack on 15 November 2008
Oddly the credits in the endpart tune refer to fanta rather than kasmo being the composer.
User Comment
Submitted by lbp on 14 November 2008
holy crap it's fanta-stic! and the end-part works really well
User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 14 November 2008
the endpart tune was not composed by fanta. it was done by kasmo. and the note-tune was also done by kasmo who doesnt make use of the handle "peace" anymore. so something seems wrong with those sid-links ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Talentless Hack on 13 November 2008
I must admit, for while I felt Fanta was a bit over hyped. Basically because though I admired his technical skills, very few of his tunes appealed to me in general.

But these 2 tunes are really great. Hats off to Fanta.
User Comment
Submitted by Testa on 13 November 2008
well, this one is a beauty, the music rocks, nice effects, cool graphics... one of my favorits....

User Comment
Submitted by Malmix on 7 November 2008
Awesome! Besides the great effects I especially liked the sync and the gfx by Oys. Way to go!
User Comment
Submitted by Spectator on 2 November 2008
I like the way how Fanta's audio track has been fitted to the parts. Definately the best synchronising to date! Good to see the various disciplines working together and raising the bar.

Although the gfx were very well crafted, i found these less inspirational.

User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 1 November 2008
@Burglar umm... lol... he did them in 91 ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 1 November 2008
yazoo, axis did 160 Splits in september.
User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 1 November 2008
@HCL - the demo was made in just 3 months - so we didnt release anything else during that time ;-)

@all others - thanks for your nice comments. they motivate us alot
User Comment
Submitted by WVL on 31 October 2008
This is just a fucking great demo :) and I'm so happy it competed with us! Also nice to have met Axis. The endpart is just sheer bliss :D
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 30 October 2008
Amazing how Axis managed to make this fat demo in such a short time, while releasing other small productions at the same time.

Shows some effects from my own stack of *still* unreleased effects, but that's the game :). nice transitions with fresh sound-effects. I really wish i could do such fast fillers as well. The only effect i didn't like is the dragon-ball, the rest feels very fresh!!
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 30 October 2008
This may not have come in as #1 at the X2008 demo comp, but it is my most played demo over the past few days. Love the syncronisation of Fanta's music with Axis's (vector fade outs). Really a pumping polished well balanced demo. Great work :)
User Comment
Submitted by Clarence on 29 October 2008
Kickass dynamic style in this demo. Nicely polished effect transitions working together with the music. Impressive, unusually fast vector-fxs all around, spiced with some 50fps vic-trick effects with nice fullscreen koala gfxs around them. The 4 transparent balls are very nice as well, I think Oswald appreciates it too. ;) The last part was also very stylish. All in all a very solid Oxy production.
User Comment
Submitted by anix on 28 October 2008
excellent
"live" video here
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4543471730688692167
User Comment
Submitted by Archmage on 28 October 2008
Very nice I think. Good soundtrack and nice pixels all the way through. I especially enjoyed the syncronized filtering of the music and the black fades.
User Comment
Submitted by daison on 28 October 2008
Truly a nice and finished product! Great fx, music en transitions. However I did miss some 'graham-ish' effects in it though.
I certainly hope there will be a third part to this! ;)
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 27 October 2008
Awesome demo! Excellent timining. I especially love the filter "dumbing" of the music when the pictured are being covered by black shapes. Once again absolutely amazing musical timing, intelligent humour in the music and interaction of audio and video throughout the whole demo makes it one of the demos I have seen over the years. Reminds me Comalight 12 a lot. Applause!!!

And yeah. Excellent end greeting part which would be even better if I saw Dmagic there, but I can't have everything I know.

And .. hey Fanta how did you compose the tune(s)? It seems like it was being done / added after the demo visual was finished and running. Really good job dude. This together with great compo tune makes you the most innovative and most worthy musician in the scene in year 2008. Thumbs up.
User Comment
Submitted by Optimus on 27 October 2008
I like the fact that most of the effects are 50fps and some 25. I should be watching this on the real thing soon. The sound thing was great too. Great!
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 27 October 2008
Top notch! I especially want to thumb up Fanta's mindblowingly good soundtack. Just wow.
User Comment
Submitted by Ⓟrin©ɘss Ⓚn☻ɘki☆ on 27 October 2008
really cool demo, as you can expect from oxyron :_) the transitions with the music being filtered away is really brilliant, as were the other things being synced with the music, like the transparant bouncing ball vector :_)

also: DSS in the greets, yay :_)
User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 27 October 2008
Ouh! good flow, nice effects, nice gfx and super great music! but i only voted 7 because the demo lacks colors (not the pics)
User Comment
Submitted by SanderFocus on 27 October 2008
Wonderful demo! Great to see a big production like this from Axis. And Oys makes it even more special. <3
User Comment
Submitted by Poopy McPoopyface on 27 October 2008
Really great effects, I especially liked the end part + awesome graphics and music!
User Comment
Submitted by d0c on 27 October 2008
great demo no doubth about that. but i liked better "pearls for pigs"....
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 27 October 2008
Really great demo, I'm so happy Axis finally gets the exposure he has deserved for so long! ;-) I like the picture buildup effects, but the transitions could be smoother - not concerning the music though, it's great how you guys synced that!
The endpart is the best greetingspart in a very long time! ;-D Very shmoov!
User Comment
Submitted by TPM on 26 October 2008
Superb demo! Graphics are not really my cup of tea, though i loved the typical Oxyron look, aswell the *fapfap* code-pr0n and overall idea and effects. I really enjoyed the demo from begin till end.. it's a real natural wonder too! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Leon on 26 October 2008
cool gfx, code and msx! great work!
User Comment
Submitted by Testa on 26 October 2008
yeah great demo, the soundtrack is very nice and i like the end part..
User Comment
Submitted by blackdroid on 26 October 2008
Very nice transitions, some really cool effects, I love the letter zoomer in the beginning, and the music fits so well with the pace and the effects. great work.
And oys once again hits my eye with some fresh pixels.
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 26 October 2008
totally awesome!!!

actually deserves to be a winning demo, but what can you do when Booze slaps you in the face ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Richard on 26 October 2008
Brilliant stuff :)
User Comment
Submitted by Alias Medron on 26 October 2008
Great demo!!
Nice effects, gfx, music.. everything..
I especially like the way the SID filters are used while the pics/effects blend out.
User Comment
Submitted by art|work on 26 October 2008
Wow... just wow. Love the style of oys pixelwork and that soundtrack is one of the best I've ever heard.
User Comment
Submitted by Lubber on 26 October 2008
I love the endpart effect.
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