These days, it's almost a must to have your sport simulation endorsed by a popular personality. Gazza has had his name on football games, while Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo games are also available. The latest sports personality to have his name featured on a computer simulation isn't quite as well known as the aforementioned stars, but his achievements, though, are in fact near-
Like a rubber ball
Jahangir Khan is the world's highest-
Now you can take on the role of the number one player in Krisalis' simulation. You can either play in a knockout championship between 32 players for the World Cup, or work your way up the club league ladder, improving your skills as you go.
Options for various rule implementations are available, including changing the serving rules, setting the total number of games and opting for the use of different grades of ball. You can practise a match at any time, or just watch the computer players battle it out to try and works out their various tactics before you go up against them.
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The game is played on an isometric 3D court, starting with the players having to choose 'rough or smooth' to elect a server. At the end of the game, the winner gets to improve his speed, fitness or touch skills, ready for the next, and arguably more difficult, opponent.
There aren't many squash simulations found on home computers, in fact the last noticeable effort in fact Jonah Barrington's Squash which was many, many years ago. This is probably due to the complications in calculating the physics for a ball as well as two players bouncing around a court in three dimensions.
Krisalis have managed to come up with a fair interpretation of the sport, combining well drawn, colourful graphics which move around the screen smoothly with well-sampled, realistic squash court sounds to create the atmosphere of a real match.
Occasionally, the perspective is a little off putting, making you run the wrong way at the crucial moment and the timing of the shots is pretty tight, which means you will have to get a lot of practice in before you can make it through to the top of the league or into the later stages of the cup.
As a two-player game, Jahangir Khan is quite a laugh, since both players have their quirks your opponent is a perfectly-
If you're a fan of the sport, this may be just the thing to work out your energy if you can't make it to the sport centre. If you're new to the game of squash, then ttry this little simulation anyway - it could start a new interest.