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Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket allows you to pit your wits as England in a game against Australia. There are two modes: Simulation, where you make decisions but the gameplay is controlled by the computer, and arcade, in which you control the batsman when your team is batting and the bowler when your team is fielding. Arcade mode offers 1- or 2-player games with 9 skill levels in the 1-player game. There is also a choice of 40 overs, 55 overs, 60 overs or two innings for the length of the game.

You are given a choice of 20 players for each team with real surnames from England and Australia players of the era. You also get to choose the wicket-keeper and slip fielder before proceeding to the toss. The team that wins the toss can choose to bat or bowl and the game then moves on to the action which is displayed in the style of TV coverage from behind the bowler's arm. Bowling is controlled by pressing the fire button and rapidly moving the joystick left and right to build up speed. Batting is controlled by timing the press of the fire button. If the ball is hit off the screen then a fielding screen is shown with players automatically trying to stop the ball. Play the game long enough and you will see that these fielding screens are the equivalent of cut scenes although occasionally a catch will be dropped or a run out chance missed.

Wickets are celebrated by the players along with white noise being used to simulate an appeal of Owzat! If the ball is timed perfectly, it comes straight down the screen with the ball getting bigger to look like it is coming out of the screen with the result being 6 runs. At the end of each over, a scorecard is displayed followed by bowling figures and if the fielding team is controlled by a player, there is is the option to change the bowler. Play continues until the number of overs is reached or a team is all out.

This game was re-released by Alternative Software as Graham Gooch's Match Cricket and Audiogenic released Graham Gooch's All Star Cricket in 1987 with the addition of more teams and a few tweaks of the gameplay such as a timing indicator for batting.

Reviews

Zzap!64 - Issue 5 - September 1985. Overall 73% - "The best cricket simulation yet."

Programmer - M.J. McLean
Price at release - £8.95





Platform : Commodore 64
Format : Cassette
Publisher : Audiogenic
Authors :
Date : 1985

Other Software by Audiogenic:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Power Pack Audiogenic Software Acorn Electron Cassette Unknown
BBC Bonanza (Disk) Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25 Floppy Disk Unknown
Road Toad Audiogenic Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Adaptive Keyboard Trainer Audiogenic Commodore PET Cassette Unknown
Motor Mania Audiogenic/Software 64 Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
BBC Bonanza (Cassettes) Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Power Pack Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25 Floppy Disk Unknown
World Class Rugby Audiogenic Rugby Unknown
Test Cricket Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25 Floppy Disk Unknown
Omega Orb Audiogenic Software Ltd. Cassette Unknown
Thunderstruck 2 Audiogenic Software Ltd. Cassette Unknown
Sphere of Destiny Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
International Soccer Audiogenic Amstrad CPC464 Cassette Unknown
Grandmaster Chess Audiogenic Software Ltd. Commodore 64 Cassette Unknown
Graham Gooch's Second Innings Audiogenic Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk Unknown
Amok Audiogenic Software Ltd. Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Alien Blitz Audiogenic Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1 Jan 1981
Minikit Audiogenic Software Ltd. Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1982
Golf Audiogenic Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1982
Grand Master Audiogenic Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1982
Wordcraft 40 for the CBM 64 Audiogenic Commodore 64 Cartridge 1983
Grand Master Audiogenic Commodore 64 Cassette 1983
Super Screen Audiogenic Commodore Vic 20 Cassette 1983
The Genesis Project/International Megasports Audiogenic BBC Micro Cassette 1984
Alice in Videoland Audiogenic Commodore 64 cassette 1984
Lone Wolf: The Mirror Of Death Audiogenic ZX Spectrum Cassette 1984
Lone Wolf: The Mirror Of Death Audiogenic ZX Spectrum Cassette 1984
Micro Magpie Audiogenic Commodore 64 Cartridge 1984
Graham Gooch's Test Cricket Audiogenic Commodore 64 Cassette 1985
Psycastria (Disk) Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25" Disk 1986
The Complete BBC Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1986
Data Genie Audiogenic ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Spreadsheet Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1986
Psycastria Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1986
Bug Eyes 2 Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro,Acorn Electron Cassette 1986
Despatch Rider Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25 Disk 1987
Ransack Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25" floppy disc 1987
Graham Gooch's Test Cricket Audiogenic BBC Micro Cassette 1987
Ziggy Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro Disk 1987
Impact Audiogenic Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1988
Emlyn Hughes International Soccer Audiogenic Commodore 64 Cassette 1988
Impact Audiogenic Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1988
Shark Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25" Disk 1988
Emlyn Hughes International Soccer Audiogenic Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1988
Helter Skelter Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25 Floppy Disk 1990
Power Pack (Tape 10) Activision/Audiogenic/Idea/Hewson Commodore 64 Cassette 1991
Power Pack (Tape 15) Audiogenic/Electric Dreams/Flair/Mirco Value Commodore 64 Cassette 1991
Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25 Floppy Disk 1991
Loopz Audiogenic Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25 Floppy Disk 1991
World Class Rugby Audiogenic Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1992
Graham Gooch World Class Cricket Audiogenic Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1993
Wembley International Soccer Audiogenic Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1994
Graham Gooch World Class Cricket Test Match Special Edition Audiogenic Commodore Amiga 3.5" Disk 1994

Information About Audiogenic:

 

 

 

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH11734. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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