Unless otherwise stated this review is not affiliated with any other website nor has the review been authorised by the copyright company or indiviudal author. As of 17th July 2017 this encompasses every review within ZXSR. If you would like this or any other review removed from this website, please contact the website administrator here.

The Mad Guys
Not Known
Scene Demo
ZX Spectrum 128K

Other Links

Jon Pillar
Chris Bourne

With nary a Nutty Boy in sight, this is a rather sweet and unpretentious four-part demo. It's another celebration-of-the-scrolly demo. Part One has a smooth bitty message sliding along while a single line jumps up and down enthusiastically in time to the music. Part Two is a neatly-presented greetings section, with lurching-out-of-the-ground text and a very nice fill-in-the-logo-drawing effect. (Don't baffle us with all these technical terms. Ed) Part Three has three single-height scrollies (a bit like Pokerama, actually) with some flashing lights and whizzy colour bars, while Part Four has a pseudo-3D scrolling chessboard effect that's pretty eye-wrecking. It also has a completely horrible scrolly - the thing's been written in pidgin English with phrases like 'put yer eyez on da rite-hand site of de zkreen.' Ugh. My third complaint is the loader - it even pulls the old 'R Tape loading error' gag. How quaint. But! I like it.


Screenshot Text

Who teaches these people English, eh? Do they do this 'retoreecal' business deliberately? Is it some kind of cruel joke? Or is X-Terminator just having a private joke? Programmers, eh? I diskard them uterly.