Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

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Best ST demos (1987-1992)

B.I.G. Demo
17
8%
Mindbomb Demo
8
4%
Cuddly Demos
46
22%
Dark Side Of The Spoon
58
27%
European Demos
9
4%
Just Buggin'
6
3%
Ooh Crikey, Wot A Scorcher
33
15%
Sowatt Demo
4
2%
Vodka Demo
2
1%
Union Demo
30
14%
 
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Postby lotek_style » Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:01 am

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Its got to be.....

Postby the_dodger00 » Thu May 04, 2006 7:31 pm

In my eyes its got to be Oh wot a scorcher for the simple reason being TLB... They was good... And if i remember.. Forgive me if i'm wrong... But was they the first to do a demo of a sample tune, for life of me i can't remember what it was(help)... And also it was my first Demo that i ever bought...

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Postby Mug UK » Fri May 05, 2006 8:16 am

If memory serves, I used to visit TLB in Kingston, Surrey and we'd look and listen to all these sample demos well before they started making their own.

Ones by TNT Crew were some of the first that I remember - and some by another lot of German guys which just had plain text in medium rez and were just demos of their sampler cartridge / playback routines.
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Postby simonsunnyboy » Fri May 05, 2006 8:38 am

Hey cool , my personal favourite is the top one :D
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Postby Gunstick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:37 pm

muguk wrote: and some by another lot of German guys which just had plain text in medium rez and were just demos of their sampler cartridge / playback routines.


Those Germans were from Luxemburg and were called Unlimited Matricks.
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Postby Mug UK » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:00 pm

Wow! I remember some of them from the good old days swapping demos etc. with The Lost Boys when they were still in school :)

And that TNT-Crew demo with it's fake TOS v1.0 routine - brings back tears to the eyes :)
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Postby Frazer » Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:11 pm

Not much to think about, Union Demo is the mother of all mega-demos on the ST.

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Postby Avanze » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:45 pm

Ooh Crikey, Wot A Scorcher. However, these demos are all fantastic in their own unique way.

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Postby Arch Deviant » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:51 pm

has to be the cuddly demo, no other demo had such an impact on people outside of the coding or demo circles. The union demo came close, but mention the carebears cuddly demo to coders on other machines and they will know what you are talking about.
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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby Xcore » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:26 am

Big Demo (big nostalgia). :D

Union Demo was pretty impressive too.

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby MiggyMog » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:40 pm

DSOTS was brillaint, Fullscreens all over the place, lots of Mod music/Samples. Nice reset demo and a good dose of sense of humour in the 1MB+ version of the menu music, and it worked on STE.

I think Robomix(Count zero), The Starwars Demo(Fungus The Bogeyman from Gremlin), Sowatt & Acid Burn by AN Cool were the first demos I saw after a friend brought them over one day. I then collected a few as they were more entertaining than most of the games coming out at that time with a few exceptions.

I also loved,Fish 'n' Chips,Ripped off(PETE),Punish your machine, Ooh crikey what a scorcher, The Stupendous demo(I was even sad enough to do a map on graph paer for this) And the Omega Grotesque Demo (?).


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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby leglod » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:40 pm

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby Slimer » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:37 am

For me it’s The B.I.G. demo. It is from a graphical and design standpoint less impressive than the others on the list. However I really enjoyed the tunes back then over the stereo (via my scartcable) :mrgreen:
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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby CiH » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:29 pm

Cuddly Demo, mainly for the reason that it really kicked up the quality bar especially when I was starting to objectively compare and contrast with some of the Amiga demos out there. 8)

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby accxess » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:35 am

I went with "Dark Side Of The Spoon" but where is "Syntax Terror" from Delta Force?? I liked that demo :)
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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby christyw744 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:05 pm

It is hard to choose, but I this Mind Demo is the best.

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby Foxxy74 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:29 pm

Union demo, but really miss a few other ones...

However, loved to walk from door to door,and the sound from the hidden room was superb,catchy tune :P

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby super-marios » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:35 am

What's my favorite demo on Atari ST/STE?

All demos ;)

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby grzeniu » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:47 pm

The first megademo I saw was Union, but i vote for Ooh Crickey ...
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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby AtariCrypt » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:43 pm

Wow such a selection. Tough choice but I voted for Dark Side.. that blew me away! :)
(but still a cracking selection there. Love the ST)

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby Moggy2001 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:56 pm

i went for the big demo, ive not seen any of the others plus the big demo is ace.

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Re: Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Postby nada-san » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:17 pm

The Dark Side has nailed it for me.
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