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Dutch Breeze   [1991]

Dutch Breeze Released by :
Black Mail

Release Date :
22 December 1991

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Silicon Limited Winter Party 1991

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Silicon Limited Winter Party 1991 :  #1

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (152 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.2/10 (68 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Alf of Black Mail
  Hitchhiker of Black Mail, New Generation Crew
  Skyline of Black Mail
  Thunder of Black Mail
Music .... Falco Paul of 20th Century Composers
  Jeroen Tel of Maniacs of Noise
  Reyn Ouwehand of Di-Art, Paradize, Scoop
Graphics .... Andrew Sleigh
  Bob Stevenson
  Hein of Black Mail, Di-Art, Vision
  Hugh Binns
  Orc of Di-Art
  Robert Tan
  Robin Levy
Design .... Orc of Di-Art
Idea .... Orc of Di-Art

SIDs used in this release :
Dutch Breeze (introduction)(/MUSICIANS/T/Tel_Jeroen/Dutch_Breeze_introduction.sid)
Dutch Breeze Mix-E-Load(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/Paul_Falco/Dutch_Breeze_Mix-E-Load.sid)
Dutch Breeze: FLI Scroll(/MUSICIANS/O/Ouwehand_Reyn/Dutch_Breeze_FLI_Scroll.sid)
Dutch Breeze: Flip the Flop(/MUSICIANS/O/Ouwehand_Reyn/Dutch_Breeze_Flip_the_Flop.sid)
Dutch Breeze: KrameR(/MUSICIANS/O/Ouwehand_Reyn/Dutch_Breeze_KrameR.sid)
Dutch Breeze: Soft and Wet(/MUSICIANS/O/Ouwehand_Reyn/Dutch_Breeze_Soft_and_Wet.sid)
Dutch Breeze: The Cow(/MUSICIANS/O/Ouwehand_Reyn/Dutch_Breeze_The_Cow.sid)
Dutch Breeze: The End(/MUSICIANS/O/Ouwehand_Reyn/Dutch_Breeze_The_End.sid)
RoboCop 3(/MUSICIANS/T/Tel_Jeroen/RoboCop_3.sid)
Super Monaco Grand Prix(/MUSICIANS/T/Tel_Jeroen/Super_Monaco_Grand_Prix.sid)
Super Trucker(/MUSICIANS/O/Ouwehand_Reyn/Super_Trucker.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Chotaire on 9 September 2020
At a time when the c64 scene meant everything to me, one day I ended up with this disk in my drive. It has ruled my world. In every aspect, this demo was superior to anything else I've ever seen before and what I would be seeing for the remainder of my active scene career. This demo is not legend. This demo is god. If I voted less than 10 for this demo I would spit on my entire youth and everything I've ever loved when I was young. This, and nothing else, is the one.
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Submitted by ZIG on 3 February 2020
I think the noter for this demo is vastly underappreciated! Did anyone else notice a sexy windowing system FOR THE DEMO NOTER FFS with possibly one of Reyn's all time best tunes in it?! Just saying...
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Submitted by Sentinel on 22 April 2017
That's my favourite demo. One of the first ones i got from Count Zero in late 91 after being in scene just half a year. Musics and Gfx were great at that time. Still awesome.
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Submitted by Compyx on 3 April 2016
Indeed, Hein is awsesome. And he is not bad when it comes to graphics either, unlike some people.
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Submitted by Mirage on 3 April 2016
Yep, Hein is awesome.
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Submitted by Compyx on 3 April 2016
I remember working on that first bit with the flames and the small logo, together with Orc, Not sure it made it into the final version. Anything else I did was ignored.
I quickly found out BML were a bunch of arrogant bastards (pardon my french). That was before I met Hein, by the way.
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Submitted by Burglar on 26 March 2016
(ignore my previous comment, we were drunk on irc, and I thought a stupid negative comment would entice ppl to upvote and get this in the all time top 10, where it belongs).

still unsurpassed demo in terms of flow, soundtrack and gfx. I want another BML demo!
User Comment
Submitted by Stan on 5 September 2015
I have just noticed I commented on this one 10 years ago. Anyways... Silicon Party 23 years ago? Shiiit... Time passes...
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Submitted by GH on 24 August 2015
What Deekay said

And Reyn should be in top 5 sid-musicians all times if you ask me...

What's wrong with you people?!! ,D
User Comment
Submitted by Matt on 19 August 2015
Pretty cool!
Like it!
Cool pic!
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Submitted by hedning on 19 August 2015
The cow could be bigger.
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Submitted by Bitbreaker on 19 August 2015
wow! the colors!
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 19 August 2015
code and gfx are great, but the music is not my cup of tea
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Submitted by Bitbreaker on 19 August 2015
lacks a strong direction and coherence!1!
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Submitted by Linus on 19 August 2015
I've seen worse.
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 19 August 2015
has it's moments!
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Submitted by lemming on 19 August 2015
Good work!
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Submitted by PAL on 29 June 2015
One of the absolutely best demos in the history of the c64 scene - Today I had a look again and on the speakers... my god this demo is bliss... the crt display and all... Hats off for one of the absolutely best demos ever done!ThanX!
User Comment
Submitted by rez on 11 November 2014
This demo is great, and the intro music is probably one of the best sid ever made :'D
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Submitted by Sounx on 22 April 2014
I initially missed this demo due to me going to Amiga in late 1991.

Then, when I joined Xenon after my comeback in 1993, Oxbow and Spectator were discussing this demo and I was like... Wot?

So when I finally saw it, some +2 years after it had been released, this demo still blew me away. I remember regretting my Amiga move and being frustrated I couldn't have picked a worse time to leave the c64 scene back then, just before the release of this...

Top notch!!!! Just fabulous.
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Submitted by Scorpion on 23 September 2013
When you do, joystick is apparently read as having all directions + fire activated. Some emulators support this, seemingly *just* to get this demo to work beyond that part of the demo.

And I agree: tijd voor een nieuw product uit Nederland!
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Submitted by Sith on 23 September 2013
Maybe technically unimpressive according to today's standards, but the graphics and music are second to none. The pixels and SID in this release are gorgeous.

Oh btw... I got stuck at the "soft and wet" part so I had to google. Seems you have to wet your finger and rub port 1 with it to move to the next part. Crazy! I don't know how they coded that in lol, but it somehow 'shortcuts' port 1?

Jongens kom terug en maak er nog eentje! Dit is te lekker om te laten liggen. ;)
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Submitted by Magic on 5 September 2012
Holland at it's best in the early 90's !
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Submitted by N3XU5 on 24 May 2012
i was really impressed as i saw this demo the first time! hu.. over 20 years ago!!
excellent tunes, awesome graphics .. a milestone!! i liked to watch this demo in the past .. i like to watch it today .. and i'm sure .. i will like to watch this demo in the future! :)
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Submitted by WAVE on 12 January 2012
I am proud I have been part of this demo production. Especially in hindsight it truly shows who worked on this are really talented and dedicated people.
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Submitted by Count Zero on 16 December 2011
This demo made me quit pretending to be talented in any way. gfx, sound, code, design - all put together by gods. *bows*

And of course it will run all day here on the 22nd this year - like every year!
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Submitted by Deev on 16 December 2011
I like some pretty messed up sounds, both on the SID and on my MP3 player, but since I first saw this demo back in 1993, I've always come back to that tune in the final part. Really lovely piece of music, one of the best end part tunes ever!
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Submitted by e5frog on 22 February 2011
I guess I'll try my other three units then... two down three to go. I thought it was perhaps a diskdrive problem...
None of them has crashed at the dragon scroller though.

1541U-II with 1541 rom on breadbin C64 took me all the way past elite scroller but then it's all black, doesn't seem I will be getting further than that tonight.

Tried it on two C64, two C64C and a C64G from both 1541U-II and 1541-II, none of them worked past the elite scroller. Bad demo or is all my equipment crap? What do you need to make it work? Are the disk images presented here OK?
User Comment
Submitted by algorithm on 22 February 2011
This is because the intro sequence (with the dragon) uses VSP which can cause some c64's to crash (as well as the other parts such as the Elite scroller, ode to artists (AGSP) and the music selector part with the moving logo
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Submitted by e5frog on 22 February 2011
Can't seem to load this completely with a 1541U-II, neither from a bare C64C with a 1541-II drive... :-(
Both crashes on the first side, any special stuff needed to run this for real - runs fine in VICE.

Also won't run on a breadbin C64 with 1541-II, not 100% sure that the disk was written OK but there's rarely problems.
User Comment
Submitted by der_ton on 9 May 2010
Flip the Flop is one of my all time favourite sid tunes. Just so brilliant.
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Submitted by Wisdom on 5 May 2010
Simply the best demo ever.
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Submitted by FATFrost on 5 May 2010
This demo is why i got interested in c64 more than the crappy 'Light Fantastic' pack i got at xmas.

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Submitted by Jazzcat on 17 April 2010
We wait for this demo for 2.5 years or so...

The guys in Atlantis made a fun intro for their Immortal Flash #12 and changed the directory so that people thought it was the demo. They must have planned this in 1991 as the mag didn't make it until 1992.
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Submitted by PAL on 26 April 2009
The thing were, when this demo were released we all, and I meen all of the scene were waiting for it... And man we were so happy when it came and we were even more happy when we had seen it over and over again that first day... because it were a very stylish demo at that time... and it were not like 7900000 dycps and so on... it vere simple, big stuff, quite bald and grand and had alot of colors that were not that commen at the time with such nice images... remember that fli were really new. I remember yup coded a fli thing that I saw and dreamed about how to create graphics for, but blackmail in a way with the elite font proved that it were better with a concept rather than just swamp alot of colours in there...

Well anyway... thank hein and blackmail... the day I got this in the mail from you dudes were a very good day in my life!

Man we had waited for this demo a long time... that is why we in offence used the slogan "Offence - faster than blackmail" in some of our discimages, because we were clever but layzy or slow too... he he...

To me the flip the flopp or disk part and the wet your finger and let her have it part(a massive show of creative power to me, to use the odd signals from the joyport... with a competition pro it were not responding... genious and so simple and effective!) were worth the long wait alone!

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Submitted by Mr. Mouse on 1 November 2008
Shadow, let's not start this again. ;) First time I saw Dutch Breeze when it was released I was seriously impressed. As were many others. It was the refreshing way of doing a demo. Design.
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Submitted by Shadow on 29 October 2008
I see this demo come up a lot in the "best demo EVAR!!?"-discussion that have cropped up now with the release of EoD.

I must say that back when it was released, it really didn't have an impact on me that would signify a major milestone. Sure, it had some great gfx, but the pacing was slow and there wasn't much in the way of effects.
I just rewatched it, and I can't say that my opinion has changed much. A nice demo, but no contender for top demo of all time for sure.
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Submitted by Radiant on 18 December 2007
Of course it's possible to rate yesterday's demos using todays standards. It's called progress, and I'm glad a lot has happened to demos since this ruled the scene! Still a pretty good demo though.
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Submitted by Hein on 18 December 2007
There's dragons, naked girls, swords, a cow, muddy rocks, air/beach logo, planets, stars, Elite font. There's nothing missing, all ingredients to please the scene at that time. But, when I look back at it, it surely looks outdated and oldfashioned. Codewise it's better than it seems, the routines were used to serve the overall design, which was a refreshing way of making a demo.
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Submitted by null on 18 December 2007
Stainless: I was not comparing anything. I know this demo is legend, and I like it. But it just feels like it's lacking something... :/
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Submitted by Rough on 8 September 2007
i personally prefered so-phisticated iii, and that 1000 times announcing dutch breeze but not releasing was annoying, else: what stainless steel says. For those who dont understand the developing of computer programming over the years: stop trying to judge anything at all in that cases, you dont get it anyhow
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Submitted by Motion on 9 June 2007
@Bizzmo: You're one funny f**ker, I'll give you that! ;D

@Knoeki: For what you said, I'd imagine it would be punishable by Death and considered to be Treason, seeing as you're Dutch yourself. Tut tut...
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 8 June 2007
Comparing demos like this with more recent ones and saying "ooh but lookie teh new demo has all teh shiny blinky blinky things" is rather brainless.

Its like comparing a 1964 Ford Mustang with a car built in 2007.

The new car may have all the shiny bling bling but in the end, the mustang is the undisputed king.

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Submitted by Stan on 8 June 2007
Oh boy... People can vote for this one whatever they want. But anyone who was around in 1991/92 when this demo got released, knows what I mean by saying: This demo killed us all.
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Submitted by null on 28 May 2007
I gave it a 7... yeah, flame me.. It's a nice demo, but it just... misses something... it's a bit too slow at times, parts take too long... big up's for the gfx and music though ^___^
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Submitted by Danzig on 7 May 2007
radiantX: damn you, this one was (and forever is) a BURNER!
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Submitted by Scout on 29 April 2007
Porn in demos = fail.

You have to put the demo in its time; most of us where in our teens when it was released.
Porn in demos = woo & yay!

Besides that, porn or no porn...the gfx in this demo still rock.
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Submitted by Radiant on 29 April 2007
Porn in demos = fail. Otherwise good, but certainly not the best demo ever made (though it was for quite a while, when it was released.)
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Submitted by Yazoo on 27 March 2007
yup... i love this demo - especially the music and most of the graphics
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Submitted by doZe on 27 December 2006
.. one of my all time favourite demo .. i did not know how many times i have watch this demo, but i know how the feeling was at this party ... while and after the presentation everything was posed into shade ... wicked !!!
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Submitted by Bizzmo on 27 September 2006
Obviously you'd use excel to help put together the development budget...
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Submitted by Tao on 27 September 2006
@ready: What would you possibly use Excel for?!?
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Submitted by ready. on 27 September 2006
I am a newbie to C64 scene and I know how hard it is to achieve the wanted effects nowadays on a PC using an emu, working on a demo part for months during spare time....to all newbies: image having just your C64 and nothing else: no emu, no Excel, no gfx converter, no nothing but your C64. Think about it and consider when this demo was done and with what tools!!!
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 27 September 2006
Clearly there seems to be a complete lack of understanding of these classic demos by some of the younger people in the scene.

I understand that if your knowledge of the demoscene spans no more than the past couple of years, you might not be able to appreciate nor comprehense the meaning of these milestones of c64 history.
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Submitted by Valsary on 27 September 2006
This is my all time classic, simply the best demo ever.
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Submitted by Oswald on 12 September 2006
to anyone who doesnt understand the hype: watch some 92 93 94 demos, and see how far they were behind of this quality.
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Submitted by Style on 12 September 2006
Dunno what all the fuss is about really.
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Submitted by Jammer on 30 August 2006
brrrrrilliant gfx, pretty decent music, fli for the first time, smart way of showing logos at the beginning, lovely and original way of making the lady finger herself and... nothing else :O it's not my top 10, though. kil me for this blasphemy if you want. i just don't understand people spilling their cum everytime they watch it :P and i'm very very glad that this era hasn't ended :P
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Submitted by Sander on 18 August 2006
After seeing this demo at the Silicon party, i didn't touch the c64 for a long time. Desillusioned.
This demo should have been the end of an era. Unfortunately it wasn't.
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Submitted by Oswald on 18 August 2006
I dont think that the artwork in this one was beaten. In its own league it can only be equaled. :)
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Submitted by Tao on 5 August 2006
Anyone complaining about the quality of the graphics or effects in this demo should seriously consider what they were doing back in 1991. Attending kindergarten? Releasing demos with megadycps, dysps, or rastersplits? (I know I did that kind of things back then...)

This demo stands out in so many ways. The music is better than pretty much 100% of what's made today, and while there are artwork made now that definitely beats the artwork in this one, nothing did at the time.
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Submitted by Scout on 28 June 2006
I remember when they showed up with this demo at our party.
They've been working all night to get the partyversion finished.
Everybody was blown away by this.
The C64-demoscene finest hours, for sure.

Also (again) a big FUCK YOU to WG for downvoting this demo.
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Submitted by Compyx on 28 June 2006
Mix-e-load had been done before though: the Hawkeye loader has it.
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Submitted by DeeKay on 28 June 2006
Best. Demo. Ever. Period.
Anyone not giving a straight 10 should be tarred and feathered...
Legendary Pixelwork, the bestestest music ever in any single demo, awesome design, good code. Innovative: Mix-e-load = sheer bliss (Why has NOBODY ever done anything similar again?) and let's not forget the "finger Joyport" part, what a fuckin hoot that was...
I think i've watched this demo alteast 40 times, probably more often than some demos i worked on myself.....

Nuff said...
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Submitted by Honesty on 11 April 2006
Alltime clAssic... Took long time till the final release.
Was often announced ... And then ! Then finally the release.
Outstanding gfx and music...
Was a killer at it´s time and will ever be remembered .
Yeah i share the comment Oswald gives with comparing the standarts...
That is the problem when releasing it it was outstanding.
There is no math hardcore in ,sure but that wasn´t the standart at this time and hey when u will see Pc stuff in 10 years or so the standart from 2day is even dawn "out".

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Submitted by Krill on 25 March 2006
upvoting you are! pah! :D
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Submitted by Mirage on 25 March 2006
top 10 is not enough, this is top 5 material... it raised the bar and made us stop making intro's and linking them together to call it a demo... i voted 10/10 to up it a little
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Submitted by Oswald on 21 March 2006
good to see this one finally reaching top10. This is c64's second reality. Ever lasting classic.
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Submitted by Optimus on 22 January 2006
Well, yes. I don't know how would I feel if I watched this when it was released, now it didn't left me much impressions but other than that, I love the intro and there are some preety neat ideas, especially near the end ;)
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Submitted by ZZAP69 on 18 January 2006
I "only" give this demo a 9. It has marvelous graphics and musics. But the tempo is somewhat slow and it feels a little too ambitious to get a 10. Still one of my favourite demos though!
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Submitted by Stan on 14 March 2005
Still one of the best around, not unreachable as some think, but at its time it was second to none and it is still just fucking cool today. (10/10)
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Submitted by SIDWAVE on 2 July 2004
It was surely the best demo ever made when it came out. And today, 13 years later, it is still one of the best demos - simply because it has some of the best graphics and music.

A true evergreen.
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Submitted by Dishy on 13 April 2004
I liked this demo very much back then, and I still like it. HPH has done some awesome graphics, and also coding and music are neat!
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Submitted by jailbird on 21 February 2004
Straight ten! In 1991 it was all about skills, so i give the my vote considering the date of release. Damn, I adore this demo. Perfect in all ways.
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Submitted by Oswald on 2 February 2004
funny to see that people judge this demo using todays standards. This was a breaktrough demo, period. Compare the quality of code, music, and graphics to any of todays demos. This one still beats 95% of the rest.
User Comment
Submitted by Dwangi on 1 February 2004
I agree with Tempest.
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Submitted by Tempest on 31 January 2004
"Funny to see how childish is that someone has given this fab demo only 2 points out of 10. Silly! :-("

Funny to see a childish dragon/scrollers demo get 10 points out of 10.
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