Allan Border Cricket has been developed by Hasbro Interactive in conjunction with Chris Sawyer. The game has a feel of the original Sim-City version, with similar 360 degree view options and interaction between player and game throughout each level. The game developers the idea further and makes it easier to spectate on the game of cricket you engage your players into. An interaction is also added between players and audience members. Sometimes the audience will yell things out and the player will respond.
There is even room for you to type your own comments in response to customize the game even more.
Not being a very big cricket fan myself, I found this game very easy to follow. The controls and ideas of winning are explained well through an easy to understand tutorial that you first view. Then you can choose what country you want to play against out of Australia, England, The West Indies, America, South Africa, Japan, Croatia or Swaziland. Then you can choose your team. Better known players such as Donald Bradman, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and the like can be unlocked as you progress through the levels, and these such players make it much easier to be successful against your opponents.
game plays very well. The graphics are excellent, the sound is of great standard and also includes some cool songs, and game-play is easy to follow even for non-cricket fans. The controls can sometimes be a little confusing at first, but once you read through the tutorial you will eventually get the hang of it.
This game also has a multiplayer mode which is easy to follow and good fun. Up to four people can play as batters, bowlers or fielders. It's well developed and easy to play in this mode. You can also use the internet to play against online opponents and even type text to your opposition much like a chat room. This makes it more interesting because instead of playing against the computer you seem to have to think much harder about your next move and your game tactics.
Overall the whole game is pretty good. I would have liked to see move players and maybe a few of the better known countries. The game keeps changeling you and has some pretty cool scenery.