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opium by Samar Productions
screenshot added by robotriot on 2002-08-12 22:40:38
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release date : august 1997
release party : North Party 1997
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 20
  • is ok 5
  • sucks 0
popularity : 55%
  • rulez 0.80
  • cdcs 1
alltime top: #7268
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a couple of good effects, but most graphics seem a bit "dusty".
added on the 2002-08-12 22:42:04 by robotriot robotriot
This is a classic; the music, the wild tempo, the colours. This is like a "Best of Polish" compilation in one demo. And you can't help loving a demo that's coded by a guy who calls himself Butt-Man.
rulez added on the 2002-08-13 08:58:21 by puterman puterman
LOL! That was a good one, puterman! :D
But this demo is really amazing, I wish I had three thumbs.
rulez added on the 2002-08-13 17:05:10 by Steppe Steppe
insane music, insane amount of effects, insane fantasy pictures. this is the definitive polish trackmo, that will probably never be beaten
rulez added on the 2002-08-14 19:06:57 by hollowman hollowman
too bad the musick didn't really go with the demo in all parts, but the overall production is superb.
rulez added on the 2002-08-17 01:09:26 by dalezr dalezr
Great trackmo, music and gfx, although I like only few of the effects..
rulez added on the 2003-04-11 14:58:41 by Optimus Optimus
Rock solid code, mostly good gfx and a fast paced tune is not really a guarantee for a superb demo, it seems. Looks way too random/unsteady too me.
added on the 2003-04-11 19:13:22 by tomaes tomaes
Unk! Yep, WoW!
rulez added on the 2003-07-24 12:07:52 by w00t! w00t!
By far Samar's best demo - perfect graphics in huge amounts, a soundtrack by DAF that is guaranteed to hypnotize you and nearly all screens are perfectly synced to the music. This is unbelievable - if for some strange reason you're only allowed to download three demos from this site, I'd absolutely include this one!
added on the 2003-07-25 14:14:09 by w00t! w00t!
rulez added on the 2004-02-23 11:11:46 by dubmood dubmood
best polish polished demo ever!
rulez added on the 2004-02-23 11:16:07 by misfit misfit
that's entertainment!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-01-16 22:09:13 by cruzer cruzer
Great effects!
rulez added on the 2005-08-09 17:32:57 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I'm lovin' it! BTW:I know personally Cobra/Samar. Really nice person.
rulez added on the 2005-10-31 23:14:33 by wrthlss wrthlss
Lazy people did not add this classic to the right party/year.
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 02:14:22 by Exin Exin
Haha :)
rulez added on the 2007-05-08 21:05:05 by Preacher Preacher
Not really my style I think. Music rules though.
added on the 2008-01-30 00:32:31 by Alpha C Alpha C
Fast and furious. :) Great 'cyber vector' and funny greetings part. :)
rulez added on the 2008-01-30 00:50:19 by StingRay StingRay
some nice fx here not often sewed as smooth as i'd wish to. thumb for the music anyway.
rulez added on the 2008-02-28 10:42:27 by comankh comankh
Nice back then...
rulez added on the 2008-11-25 23:26:42 by vscd vscd
added on the 2010-12-23 17:43:04 by Emod Emod
Wow! That's a demo with really huge load of HQ effects and pictures!!
rulez added on the 2012-05-29 23:50:38 by zbyndek zbyndek
Love it. Music = Love^64
rulez added on the 2012-10-09 21:46:02 by Lamb Lamb
rulez added on the 2013-03-10 17:55:21 by lennart lennart
Great demo.
rulez added on the 2015-10-01 17:28:50 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
I hesitate to thumb it up... (or down)...
First, I see a big inspiration taken from the Amiga demoscene. Especially from the famous "Technological Death" by Mad Elks.
Opium has an outstating amount of crazy (positively speaking) routines perfectly synchronised with the music. Am-azing. Hehehe, It reminds me some japanese Arcade games - one have no time to have a small rest ;).
But the graphics. Well... Valsary, Scatee, Nylu are just perfect. Especially some logos and clip parts. Most of them are very good, but those pixeled by Isildur (nothing personal to you, if you are reading this) are just disgusting. Just bad - simply. Too much black/death metal in to the author's ears, for my taste. Ok, I also like(d) some metal back than, even had an original of "Daemoonseth - Act II" by Christ Agony (or other albums by them or Moon (or other grous)) but the logos and, ehem, "monsters" are just ugly and bad.

For me the demo is great technically and musically speaking. Some pics are also out of common. But well...
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