'Owzat (Virgin Games) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Virgin Games
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #40

'Owzat is a graphical simulation of a test match between England and Australia.

The program loads in two parts. Part one is used to set up the teams - you can either use the pre-programmed teams or change them.

Part two is the main section, and is RUN for each innings.

The bowling can be auto or manual, as can be the batting. If you put both on auto, you can just sit back and watch or doze off!

In manual batting mode, you can move the fields around to set up different tactical styles of play.

My main disappointment was in the lack of sound effects. Not one sound came out of the computer. With all the capabilities of the BBC sound, this seems very strange, and Virgin should do something about it.

But this failing apart, the game appealled to me, and gives a change of scene from outer space to the Oval.


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