is a difficult game to put onto a micro and this simulation
has some very interesting features to it. You play a
60 over match against either the computer or another
player, although fatigue and lack of concentration ends
most games long before then.
can choose your own teams or be supplied with World
and England elevens containing six bowlers, four batsmen
and a wicketkeeper. Each has a batting or bowling skill,
although these have little effect in a two player game.
you are bowling, you choose one of your six bowlers
who can be fast, medium or slow. He appears with his
back towards you at the base of the screen and runs
up to the crease. You control his speed with the joystick,
along with the direction and pitch of the ball as you
release. You also control the spin and swing of slow
and medium pacers.
Fowler taking a stance well outside
batsman has more to control and uses the second joystick
for determining the angle and height of the bat and
also the batsman's position on the wicket.
the batsman has played his shot, an overhead view of
the field is given, showing the eleven stickman fielders.
The player controls any of the eleven fielders if bowling,
or the runners when batting. At this stage you can be
caught if the ball is between one and eight feet high
when fielded, or run out if the ball is returned while
you are out of your ground.
features allow you to move fielders around between balls
and select village, country, or test match skill levels.