|Genre:||Sport Game: Action|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||BBC Model B|
|Release:||Professionally released on 5.25" Disc|
|Available For:||Amstrad CPC464, BBC Master Compact, BBC Model B, BBC/Electron, Commodore 16/Plus 4, Commodore 64 & Spectrum 48K|
|Compatible Emulators:||BeebEm (PC (Windows))|
PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
|Original Release Date:||15th January 1984|
|Original Release Price:||Unknown|
|Market Valuation:||£4.00 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
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Experience a thrilling and challenging game of cricket from the comfort of your armchair.
Three different Matches available:1. Limited Overs, 2. One Day Match, 3. Test Match
Full Pitch visible at all times
Placement of Fielders and type of ball bowled controlled by the player
C.C.I. says, 'A good game; fun even for myself who normally detests cricket.'"
Note: If no input is entered within approximately 30 seconds, the computer will enter a demonstration mode. To exit this, hold SPACE down until screen clears.
Choose teams : C or Q
Pressing C lets you use the present computer team
Pressing Q lets you enter your own 22 players
Number of players : 1 or 2
By pressing the SPACE bar, the number of players will alternate between 1 and 2.
A one player game will let you play against the computer.
A two player game means two players using the keyboard at the same time.
Having selected the number of players with the SPACE bar, press Q.
There are three types of game available;
Limited Overs - 10 six ball overs
One Day Match - 20 six ball overs
Full Test Match - with two full innings
To select one, press the bar until required game is displayed then press the Q key.
When one of the fielders appears at the bottom of the screen, use the directional keys to move the fielder to the desired position.
Having placed the last player on the field, the match can commence.
To bat, there are four directional keys plus the actual strike key. These keys are:-
> - Forward left, ? - Forward right
+ - Behind left, * - Behind right
To strike the ball, hit the RETURN key within one-tenth of a second of the ball stopping (This will take time but in time, an 80% success rate should be achieved). Do not attempt to anticipate the ball when it is moving, always wait for the ball to stop before playing your stroke. If a directional key is held down whilst the RETURN key is hit, the ball will move in that direction.
Choosing bowler type:-
Press SPACE to step through the options. These are: Fast, Medium, Bouncer, Spin
When the desired option is reached, hit the Q key to select that option. This will be used during that over.
To commence bowler's run, hit Q.
If the ball is hit, and it runs to a fielder, he will automatically return it when controlled by the computer. However, the SPACE bar should be hit when controlling a fielder at the precise moment the ball reaches him. By moving the cursor using the four directional keys over a fielder and hitting SPACE, you will take control of the fielder. Moving it to the ball and hitting Q at the moment of contact will cause the fielder to return the ball or catch it. If you miss it, the ball will continue and award the batting team four runs.
Scan scoreboards = SPACE
Once committed to running, a player will continue to run until (1) he is run out or (2) the RETURN key is released (even if only for a split second) or (3) he achieves four runs. A bowler can be changed at the end of each over by pressing at bowler type and hitting Q as desired option.
Tape: CHAIN"" (RETURN)
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A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).
|Download||What It Contains|
|A digital version of Ian Botham's Test Match suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))|
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