International Rugby Challenge Reviews (Amiga)

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CU Amiga (Jun, 1993)
If you're a die-hard rugby who hasn't bought the original, you won't go far wrong here. Even if you're not a fan of the sport, the Kick Off style game play makes for an excellent diversion from the usual footy games.
Amiga Joker (May, 1993)
Übel ist dagegen, dass die nicht allzu schnelle „Kick-Off"-Optik dank des völlig einfarbigen Rasens und der blockigeren Sprites nun eher schlechter aussieht als anno 1991, und sogar deutlich mieser als bei der flotten PC-Version. Da macht auch der ganz nette Titelsound samt gelegentlicher FX im Spiel das Leder nicht mehr rund: Die Neuauflage des Raufsports war eher überflussig.
Amiga Games (Jun, 1993)
Leider hat Domark bei International Rugby Challenge zuwenig an seinem Vorgänger Rugby The World Cup verbessert. Doch durch die große Auswahl an Nationalmannschaften und den verschiedenen Ligaarten. ist auf jeden Fall für einige hunderte Rugby Spiele vorgesorgt. Domark hat hier genauso wie Loriciel für fast ein und das selbe Spiel zweimal zwei verschiedene Verpackungen kreiert. denn die kleinen Veränderungen. die vorgenommen wurden. reißen bei der unsäglich schwachen Grafik und dem schlechten Scrolling wirklich nichts mehr raus.
The One Amiga (Jun, 1993)
The most damning criticism of the game I can make is that it just doesn't feel like rugby at all, even in spirit. I soon discovered after just a few minutes of play that a near failsafe way of scoring was to zig-zag up the pitch - the opposition can't do anything. Such one-man charges for glory are not rugby. You can try passing but it's unlikely you'll find any of your computer-controlled players in a convenient or useful position so why bother?
Amiga Format (Jun, 1993)
Unfortunately, there is simply no 'feel' to International Rugby Challenge - that difficult-to-define quality which makes a game really worth playing. As a sports sim it is light years away from Sensible Soccer, and as a computer game it is way below current general standards. You'd be better off buying Domark's Rugby: The World Cup.
Amiga Power (Jun, 1993)
Quite simply, the worst game I have ever seen since I started playing video games with Pong back in 1977 or thereabouts. I'm not exaggerating. In your worst nightmares, you couldn't even begin to imagine anything as appalling as this. Half of the following score is for comedy value.