Here are my personal choices, going of course beyond the top five.
So, in case you were wondering, you were all wrong. These are the correct answers. :)
|Top 20 Demo Groups|
|3.||The Black Lotus|
I tried picking ONLY active groups.
|Top 20 Demos|
|6.||The Fulcrum (Matrix)|
|7.||Astral Blur (The Black Lotus)|
|10.||Machines of Madness (Dubius)|
|11.||Second Reality (Future Crew)|
|17.||Show (Majic 12)|
|19.||Time Zone +13:00 (Eufrosyne)|
|20.||Crystal Dream 2 (Triton)|
For demos, I selected a scope of a few years, but I didn't
go so far back as to include Amnesia and Chronologia, like Trixter would ;).
Just because many of today's demos have effects light years ahead of demos like Show doesn't
mean I think they're better - I considered how much I enjoyed each demo when
it came out. Most these demos received a ****+ or better rating on Hornet - no surprise,
I should think? It was very tough choosing 20. If I could vote
for all the demos which I rated ****, too, I would - they all deserve the
utmost respect of the groups which made them.
Believe it or not, I have NOT yet seen the Assembly '98 demos - I'm saving
them for when I get my new PC :).
Believe it or not, I have NOT yet seen the Assembly '98 demos - I'm saving them for when I get my new PC :).
|Top 20 64k Intros|
|1.||Stash (The Black Lotus)|
|3.||Nation Zero (Jamm)|
|4.||Paper (Psychic Link)|
|5.||Clone Meets Clone (Acme/Fudge)|
|6.||Transgression 2 (MFX)|
|7.||Jizz (The Black Lotus)|
|9.||The Sea Robot of Love (Orange)|
|11.||Fluid Motion (Valhalla)|
|13.||Huge Crowd (Nooon)|
|14.||Broken Pipe (Pulse)|
|15.||Cyboman 2 (Complex)|
|17.||Bill G Force (Complex)|
|18.||Kill the Clone (Fudge)|
Once again, a little different than the actual results. I'd include Eclipse, but it's bigger than 64k. :)
|Top 20 4k Intros|
|7.||The Dream (Spirit New Style)|
|8.||Maze (Tube 27)|
|11.||Magic Carpet 4k(DNA)|
|12.||Little Big Demo 2 (Sanction)|
|14.||Meyer 2 (Funk)|
|15.||Pure Spirit (Spirit New Style)|
|17.||Fractal Dreams (Mental Design)|
|20.||Extremal Shock (Hellcore)|
If you can, try to get all these intros - you'll be a converted 4k fanatic. (btw, how could you guys forget Stoned? :)
|Top 20 Coders|
|4.||Jace (The Black Lotus)|
|12.||Mr. Sex (Byterapers)|
|16.||Nix (The Black Lotus)|
I gave more a little more acknowlegement to 4k and 64k intro coders than the other charts did.
|Top 20 Musicians|
|1.||Necros (Five Musicians)|
|2.||Basehead (Five Musicians)|
|3.||Mellow-D (Five Musicians/TPOLM)|
|4.||Hunz (Analogue Music/Five Musicians)|
|6.||Radix (Analogue Music/TPOLM)|
|8.||Siren (Juni Music)|
|9.||WAVE (Five Musicians)|
|10.||Loonie (Night 55)|
|12.||Mick Rippon (Analogue Music)|
|13.||Liam the Lemming (Process Five)|
|15.||Zauron (Analogue Music)|
|18.||The Zapper (Force Ten)|
I'm probably a little biased toward Necros and Basehead, since they were both at many of our local scene parties. Teque and Fajser get my vote since I'm a fan of quality tracked industrial music.
|Top 20 Graphics Artists|
|4.||Danny (The Black Lotus)|
I tried to only vote for artists remotely active on the PC (for some like Cyclone, however, it's debateable). I gave Frost a sympathy vote for being the only active North American pixeller :).
|Top 20 Scene Mags|
|17.||New World Order|
Well, since there AREN'T 20 active PC diskmags, I had to do an "all-time" vote. I only counted mags that lasted more than one issue (counting the Autark preview as an issue). Was it pretentious to include my own attempt at a mag, Restless? Maybe, but I was still modest :).