Super International Cricket

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Super International Cricket
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Cover art
Developer(s) Beam Software[1]
Publisher(s) Nintendo[2]
Designer(s) Steve French[2]
Composer(s) Marshall Parker[3]
Platform(s) Super NES
Release
Genre(s) Sports[2]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Super International Cricket is a cricket video game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in Australia, Europe and Pakistan[citation needed] in 1994. It is a sequel to International Cricket on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. The developing staff was Melbourne House (as Beam Software); Nintendo was in charge of publishing the game.

Gameplay[edit]

Eight teams are included: Sri Lanka, Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Pakistan and the West Indies. However, like its predecessor, Super International Cricket lacks official team and player licensing.[1]

The game comes in three difficulty levels ranging from easy to hard.[1] Games in the "World Series" and "Test Match" modes could go on for five virtual days and still end in a draw.[4]

Some of the players are named after the game developers (M. Parker is Marshall Parker, G. Anders is Gavan Anderson, A. Milgrom is Alfred Milgrom). Each player has a speed rating that determines how fast that they are able to gather runs for their respective teammates.[5]

Bowlers have a choice between four types of ball delivery using four unique speeds for the actual ball delivery. The Australian method of scoring cricket is used; which is different from the international method.[6] Only one stadium is used in Super International Cricket.

Sequels[edit]

Melbourne House followed Super International Cricket with two sequels, Cricket 96, which was developed in 1996 for EA Sports, and Cricket 97 the year after that.[7] Unlike the FIFA video game series, the International Cricket game series never gets any incremental improvements over the years.[4]

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