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App description: A big welcome from New Star Games as we expand the BAFTA award-winning gameplay of New Star Soccer into a whole new sporting arena!

In New Star Cricket, you are the star of the show, launching your cricket career as a promising young academy player. Build your skills, purchase all the trappings of a professional cricket player and rise to the pinnacle of the sport, playing in competitions all over the world!

As your career progresses, you must manage your relationships, keeping team-mates, the coach, your partner and your sponsors happy as you face dilemmas and exciting twists along the way.

Experience life as a professional cricketer, play for your national team and revel in the authenticity of a mobile cricket title that captures the spirit, skills, excitement and teams from the many cricket leagues around the world!

Equally enjoyable as a snack game for a few minutes or an intensive few hours, New Star Cricket will leave you entertained, amused and hungry for more, and its entirely free to play without any restriction!

What are you waiting for? This huge, detailed cricket universe is yours to own. So get your bat and ball and earn your first contract!

KEY FEATURES

Free to play! Hundreds of hours of entertainment at your fingertips!
Super-addictive, exciting representation of the modern cricket game!
Create your alter ego and bat, bowl, run, catch and throw your way through the leagues to International glory!
Play with amazing high-performance cricket bats from the legendary Gunn & Moore®!
Experience highs and lows, make key decisions and build your celebrity lifestyle!
Hire agents, trainers, learn new skills, develop your talent!
Enjoy the casino, own race-horses and more besides but dont forget to keep the boss sweet!

diffusion8r's comments:

New Star Cricket

New Star Games
Genres: Games Sports Sports Role-Playing
Free


Quote:
A big welcome from New Star Games as we expand the BAFTA award-winning gameplay of New Star Soccer into a whole new sporting arena!

In New Star Cricket, you are the star of the show, launching your cricket career as a promising young academy player. Build your skills, purchase all the trappings of a professional cricket player and rise to the pinnacle of the sport, playing in competitions all over the world!

As your career progresses, you must manage your relationships, keeping team-mates, the coach, your partner and your sponsors happy as you face dilemmas and exciting twists along the way.

Experience life as a professional cricketer, play for your national team and revel in the authenticity of a mobile cricket title that captures the spirit, skills, excitement and teams from the many cricket leagues around the world!

Equally enjoyable as a snack game for a few minutes or an intensive few hours, New Star Cricket will leave you entertained, amused and hungry for more, and it’s entirely free to play without any restriction!

What are you waiting for? This huge, detailed cricket universe is yours to own. So get your bat and ball and earn your first contract!

KEY FEATURES

Free to play! Hundreds of hours of entertainment at your fingertips!
Super-addictive, exciting simulation of the modern cricket game!
Create your alter ego and bat, bowl, run, catch and throw your way through the leagues to International glory!
Play with amazing high-performance cricket bats from the legendary Gunn & Moore®!
Experience highs and lows, make key decisions and build your celebrity lifestyle!
Hire agents, trainers, learn new skills, develop your talent!
Enjoy the casino, own race-horses and more besides – but don’t forget to keep the boss sweet!












Supported Devices:
  • iPhone4
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 7.0

Download Size: 71.9MB

10-22-2016, 04:05 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 226
Strangely Compelling

I'm a sucker for cricket games and was fully prepared to hate this for all the apparent "Energy" mechanics but I've been playing it for a while now and quite like it.

The energy doesn't seem to restrict you as long as you're performing OK and getting sponsors and better contracts earn the currency faster.

It seems weird to only participate in select highlights but it works when your performance does seem to influence the team as a whole.

The batting is a well thought out risk vs reward thing, fielding is surprisingly satisfying when you run someone out or take a catch and the bowling is simplistic but fits the game as a whole.

The whole career thing looks fun if you like accumulating stuff you don't need to impress people you don't like.

If you're a fan of the game I say give it a go.
11-11-2016, 05:56 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 119
now launched in the UK
11-11-2016, 11:36 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,279
I am looking forward to seeing the US release.

EDIT: It is available now. Maybe the worldwide release was this week?
11-14-2016, 02:48 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 989
This is great. It's pretty much every bit as good as New Star Soccer. The only downside is the lack of a progressive league pyramid - which is just reflective of cricket itself rather than a flaw of the game. The batting, fielding and bowling events all work very well, and feel different enough from the football version to stand out on their own.

The energy system can be pretty punishing - it's hard to squeeze in much training - but as long as you keep performing well and show patience, you'll reach the top eventually.

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