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Good cricket games are about as rare as Indian Test victories away from home. Could we really see both in the same year?
Our list of cricket games to review is becoming perilously short, hence the need to turn to a ‘classic’ whose best feature is its frankly awesome cover art.
Now is the winter of our discontent, where the only international cricket on offer is Zimbabwe vs. Bangladesh. So we have cracked out a classic video game instead.
So incensed were we at the state of the cricket video game market, we decided to concoct our own effort. Honestly, the best thing about it is probably the cover art. Which still puts it ahead of most efforts available these days.
The Nintendo DS is home of some of our favourite games in the whole world: Animal Crossing, those weird ‘hands on’ Japanese dating games and Shane Watson’s Power Play Cricket.
You may know this game better as Brian Lara Cricket ’99. Either way it’s an absolute belter, and one of the very best ever made in the genre.
Wii Cricket: the Bryce McGain of cricket games.