Generation, £7.95 cass, joystick or keys
Sports simulation with speech
has moved from the early days of Pong to the
realism of Matchpoint and On-Court Tennis
and now squash has done the same.
game gives you the view a spectator would have from
behind and above the court where the two players are.
You can play against the computer or another player,
or even put the game into demo.
players are animated quite well with even the sweaty
creases in the shirts moving around. However, they don't
respond to diagonals on the joystick.
ball can be put on one of four speeds with red being
the easiest. At this speed the computer gives a good
game while on a yellow fast ball it is incredibly mean.
prepares for the Jaz serve at the start
of the match.
hit the ball just by pressing fire and if you're close
enough to it, it is automatically hit. The timing of
the stroke can determine the speed and angle of the
ball, there being six angles possible.
the usual rules of squash apply with obstructions and
outs. You can play one, three or five game matches,
with the winner of each having to reach nine points.
score is constantly called by Jonah Barrington and the
quality of the speech is pretty good too, although it
does sound a little muffled. Just like he's speaking
through a pane of glass, which he is of course.
isn't much colour, with the players wearing white and
yellow, but the ball is black and big enough to see