Brian Lara Cricket
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|Brian Lara Cricket|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Developer: Audiogenic Software|
|Number of players: 1-4|
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Brian Lara Cricket is a 1995 cricket game for the Sega Mega Drive by Audiogenic Software and Codemasters released for the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in Europe. It was followed by Brian Lara Cricket 96.
While Brian Lara Cricket was the first cricket game to be endorsed by Brian Lara, its game engine derives from the 1993 release of Graham Gooch World Class Cricket for the Amiga, Atari ST and IBM PC (itself a pseudo-sequel to 1985's Graham Gooch's Test Cricket).
With the exception of Brian Lara's likeness, the game lacks a license from any official cricket body, so uses fictional players.
Brian Lara Cricket was a surprise success for Codemasters. While initial feedback from retail was that the game was unlikely to sell, 20,000 copies were manufactured by Codemasters' own plant during 1995. The game was sold out within three days, with roughly 80,000 units produced overall (only going out of print to make room for Brian Lara Cricket 96).
- Programming: Gary Gray
- Project Coordinator: Jeremy Wellard
- Music: Gerard Gourley
- Project Management: Dave Thompson
- Testing: Jason Walker
- Packaging: Dave Alcock, Liz Darling
- Production: Pat Stanley
- Development: Audiogenic
- Main article: Brian Lara Cricket/Magazine articles.
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|Mega Drive, AU (Sega Sport)|
ROM dump status
- Computer & Video Games, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-xx), page 67
- Games World: The Magazine, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 78
- https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/features/tracing-the-origins-of-gaming-in-india-8-bit-cricket-sega-and-cloning-640129 (Wayback Machine: 2014-12-28 17:48)
- Edge, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-12), page 48
- Edge, "August 1996" (UK; 1996-07-12), page 49
- File:Brian Lara Cricket MD EU Manual.pdf, page 19
- 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 37
- MAN!AC, "07/95" (DE; 1995-06-14), page 67
- Mean Machines Sega, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-04-28), page 76
- Sega Power, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-05-18), page 40
- Sonic the Comic, "26th May 1995" (UK; 1995-05-13), page 11
- Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 41
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