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International Rugby Simulator (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

Seven-a-side rugby union is brought to life in this budget game. The action is viewed from the side, although kicks to the posts are played from a behind-the-posts perspective. Scrums and line-outs are incorporated for as realistic a game as possible given the player restriction. A tournament can be played with up to 8 players, with as many computer teams as required to fill the gaps.

In the ST version the tactical side of the game is very complex - seventeen different formations are on offer. Other gameplay variables can be set - player stamina (lower values forcing you to play a more conservative game), how long a player takes to recover from a tackle, and the standard strengths of passes and kicks, pus some very complicated mathematical coefficients. The ability to rename teams, change kits and alter the match lengths seem banal by comparison.

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International Rugby Simulator ZX Spectrum League setup
International Rugby Simulator ZX Spectrum Title screen
International Rugby Simulator ZX Spectrum Going for the line
International Rugby Simulator ZX Spectrum Formation setup

Alternate Titles

  • "Advanced Rugby Simulator" -- Atari ST Title

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Martin Smith (63198) added International Rugby Simulator (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 30, 2005
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