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Barbaric   [1987]

Barbaric Released by :

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C64 One-File Demo

Hals Creations

User rating:********__  8.2/10 (30 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.8/10 (9 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Hal
Music .... Rob Hubbard
Charset .... Ste Pickford

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Submitted by Six on 20 June 2017
The version of this demo that circulated on boards (and qlink) in the US had been sector-edited by Ron Smith. It was distributed as "ronscreation", and even had the music credit sectored out.
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Submitted by Mermaid on 9 March 2015
A classic!
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Submitted by Hermit on 28 November 2012
Wow, this demo shows for me that even with simple tools (8 mc sprites on the screen) a production can be really entertaining if filled with diverse content.
Interesting tune. I like how things are synchronized to the music.
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 1 June 2011
The guy who coded it now works at EA, he went by my desk and watched some recent c-64 demos on real hardare and was mighty inmpressed :) i'm going to send him kickassembler to get him active again :)

He also coded quite a few c-64 games... :)
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Submitted by null on 10 February 2008
This demo fucking rules. Got it on a disk from Thunder.bird, but only recently watched it after Jucke recommended it to me :_) fucking awesome. And this is one of those few demos that don't require explanation when showing to your non-scene friends :_) it looks cool, and that is all that matters :_)
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Submitted by j0x on 22 November 2006
Wow.. Remember seeing this one in 1986 (or was it really 1987?). Nice one. Haven't seen it since then. Can't wait to see it again when I get home! Joy!
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Submitted by ChristopherJam on 22 November 2006
Very cool - could probably watch this one for hours :)
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Submitted by ptoing on 22 October 2006
This one is deffo awesome, esp for how old it is. Good shit!
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Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 13 August 2006
Once I heard this SO COOL music and watched this sprite movements, my stereo was bit too loud and the postman came with a delivery. I ran to open him the door but forgot to mute the hifi... He heard what strange sounds i've listened to and he looked like an ape with mouth wide open! HAHAHA
Anyway, the Music of this Demo also is used in the game Knucklebusters from Melbourne House (wich flopped by the way)
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Submitted by Sixx on 13 August 2006
I can't belive i've haven't seen this one before! OMG!! No need to see a shrink now.
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 6 August 2006
A classic demo that offers something modern demos seem to lack. Play it for hours and hours and hours... drive your neighbours CCCRRRRAAAAAAZZZYYY!!!
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Submitted by Frantic on 8 December 2005
Yes.. And Iopop was the one who mentioned it to me. It rules! One of my absolute favourites. Although I think some of them tech demos are nice too, I think this shows a way underexplored path in c64 demomaking, just like Jucke also hinted on here. The workings of the (human) eye is doing half the work, so to speak, and those barbaric eyes are doing the rest... ;) By the way, did you ppl notice that the eyes on screen sometimes blinks? (Skyhawk should be credited for noticing.)
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Submitted by Jucke on 8 December 2005
Frantic showed me this the other weekend, and I had not seen it even if I was around at that time. Now, this demo was a VERY pleasant surprise. It basically just contains 8 sprites and a tune, but yet it throws any demolover into space. Occupying around 30 blocks on the disk it dont seem like much, but it teaches us something important.
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Submitted by Moloch on 17 October 2005
I've watched this demo for hours over the years... excellent use of music, good sprite movement, etc. One of the first demos I ever viewed.
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Submitted by Burglar on 16 October 2005
thanks to iopop for directing me to this prehistoric gem. amazing movements and style.
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Submitted by Hein on 4 October 2005
Just as wonderfull as that Circlesque demo. Hal is da man.
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Submitted by Zyron on 3 October 2005
Hypnotic patterns. Such a brilliant idea to come up with & everything goes well with the music.
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Submitted by CyberBrain on 14 June 2004
Pretty nice sprite movements for a 1986 (i guess?) demo
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