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Allan Border's Cricket

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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Commodore 64
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Genesis
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2.8
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Description

One of the few computer games recreating cricket, the traditional summer pastime in many English-speaking countries. The game had different licenses with well-known cricketers in different countries. It was Audiogenic's second cricket game, 8 years after Graham Gooch's Test Match.

All the international sides are present, with the chance to change the player data and choose the team yourself. Test match and limited-overs matches are available, with 1 or 2 innings per team, and you can turn the Leg-before-wicket dismissal off, which makes the game easier to understand.

There are 3 skill levels - Amateur, Professional and World Class. The bowling involves positioning a cursor to place the bowl, then controlling the speed/spin (depending on the type of bowler selected). Batting involves timing one of the many available shots, and fielding is largely automated.

Screenshots

Allan Border's Cricket Genesis Manual fielding
Allan Border's Cricket Commodore 64 Choosing your key positions
Allan Border's Cricket Atari ST This looks like a good setup
Allan Border's Cricket Atari ST Squad selection

Alternate Titles

  • "Jonty Rhodes Cricket" -- South African title
  • "Graham Gooch World Class Cricket" -- UK title
  • "Brian Lara Cricket: World Test Record Holder" -- Genesis tag-lined title
  • "Brian Lara Cricket" -- European title

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User Reviews

no 1 game in Cricket DOS anzar naresh (1)

The Press Says

ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 41 out of 100 41

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
C64 port - split? 2 Terok Nor (19543)
Oct 31, 2012

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