The competition, fervour and indisputable sports spirit comes alive with Ashes cricket. All the cricket fans now no longer need to wait for that one anticipated event of the year. Now, they can enjoy playing and watching the game going on and on through their computer by playing Ashes: Cricket 2009. No matter what the teams are, Ashes has a marvellous track record, which can be easily stated as one of its kind. Ashes 2009 is meant for all cricket lovers, whether you are a hard-core or causal gamer you will come across a plethora of interesting and innovative features.
This cricket and sports stimulator video game is available for all PC platforms and has received a 3+ rating from the PEGI making it compelling and enjoyable for the entire family. Ashes Cricket has been developed to provide its players with an assortment of game modes, and in addition there are 12 renowned teams making it even easier for player to opt their favourite one. The game published by Codemasters in UK and Atari in Australia and developed by Transmission Games pledges to provide a non-stop and thrilling cricket experience. Ashes Cricket 2009 was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and its AWii version has been developed by the Gusto Games.
The best features
The game has been licensed by the owners of Ashes Urn, MCC or Marylebone Cricket club, Cricket Australia, and ECB or England and Wales's cricket board. The specialty of the game is the official players of England and Australia cricket team. Ashes Cricket includes an interactive and spontaneous bowling session, along with intuitive and energetic batting gifted with an enhanced shot choice and coverage.
To make the game come alive, the hawk-eye is also present for visualizations during play. Ashes cricket features four players versus matches, along with two players co-op play. The Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions also have an additional coaching mode where players or first time users can very easily learn the tactics and discipline of fielding, bowling and batting from Shane Warne and Sir Ian Botham. The commentary is given by personalities like Sir Ian Botham, Ian Bishop, Shane Warne, Jonathan Agnew, and Tony Grieg. The game is started with Ashes Test match consisting of 6 over's, three on each side in which teams get to decide whether to bat or ball.
The game consists of six primary modes including legends coaching, customization, twenty20, one day internationals, test cricket and the Ashes. Players have the benefit of getting to choose the stadium of their choice as the progresses gradually. The unique part of this choice lies in the fact that they get to choose real time conditions that actually exists in the stadium they choose. For instance, it is common knowledge that wickets in the stadium of England offer a higher bounce; wickets in Australia are known to provide variable swings and so on. Which means players can get a unique look and feel in the stadium of their choice with the progress of the game.