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Reviews of new c64 demos.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

"Accumulator" by Silicon ltd.

Accumulator
Silicon ltd.
score: 6/10

For most (Dutch) sceners the name 'Silicon ltd.' will always be synonymous with some of the best parties organized in the early 90's. They also released a lot of demos, but unfortunately these were not of the same quality. After their last production, "Bloempjes & Bytjes", scored a miserable 10th place in the demo competition at The Party 4 the group dissolved. Some of their key members formed the pc division of Success a little while later, where it finally 'clicked': they did some rather funky demos, making a nice impression before, once again, fading away.

And now the year is 2005 and, like several other groups from yesteryear, they have returned. Unlike most of those other groups however they didn't decide to just pick up where they left, but rather start a-fresh. Fresh being the operative word here: the demo radiates a very pleasant vibe with its groovy graphics and energetic tune. Ofcourse it has its flaws too: some of the effects are either bad (blocky plasma!) or non-existant, and it's both too short and very lightweight. But in the end it's bound to make you feel better, and sometimes that's all that counts.

2 Comments:

At 10:20, Anonymous Tim/SCL said...

I just have to correct a small thing about our history. In 1992 some key members like Harlequin, The Git and KSH lost interest. Shortly thereafter Scout and I left too.

During the bustrip to TP3 we decided to form The dutch PC division of Success and make a fresh start on a new platform.

In between a lot of new members came and left and SCL slowly died. If I remember correctly when "Bloempjes & Bytjes" was released TPM was the only one left in SCL.

 
At 10:50, Blogger The Dark Judge said...

Okay Tim, thanks for the info, I guess my old brain is feeding me misinformation from time to time ;)

 

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