Stick Cricket review
How you THINK you can play…

Enjoy some arcade-style slogging with the entertaining Stick Cricket, our Follow That App of the Week for May 14th 2011.

Love
Fans of the slog-fest that is T20 cricket will enjoy this chance to live their dreams, smashing boundary after boundary against the world’s top bowlers.

It takes time to get the timing right, but when you do you’ll be smashing 20 an over against your choice of team and with the bonus of rights-cleared full player names.

The variety in bowling styles takes time to master, but the well structured levels draw you in and will soon have you addicted.

Don’t love
It’s more realistic than the pure arcade style Big Cup Cricket with better controls, players actually switching ends and player names, but it still falls short.

Satisfying as it is to smash a six every other ball, it would benefit from being more realistic with singles and twos the norm, but maybe that’s missing the point of this undeniably fun game.

There is a free trial version with the full version unlocking further levels a pricey £1.79, but just about worth it. Two-player mode via wifi or Bluetooth is fun and gives you the opportunity to bowl (why not in the other modes of the game?), but would be even better with online mode.

Overall
Simply great fun and an essential app for the cricket lover to dish out some punishment to the world’s bowlers, with the World Cup Edition level in the paid version a nice little bonus.

Want more?

Fanboy store review: “Proper old school cricket on the iPhone! Plus two player with a wireless or Bluetooth connection…”

Meh store review: “Simple game play, but it comes down to spotting the ball delivery for the first few pixels and timing your hit. Result seems to be more luck than skill…”

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