Brian Lara Cricket

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Brian Lara Cricket
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer:
Genre: Sports

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-120106-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[1][2] T-120106-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FCRI03SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(alt)
FBRI08SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Sega Sport)
FCRI03SMC
OFLC: G
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Mega Booster Pak)
Sega Mega Drive
ZA

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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.

Gameplay

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.

History

Release

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[4]. The game was sold out within three days[5], with roughly 80,000 units produced overall[5] (only going out of print to make room for Brian Lara Cricket 96).

Magazine articles

Main article: Brian Lara Cricket/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #33: "July 1995" (1995-05-27)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
84 №30, p42/43
85 №46, p78
Sega Mega Drive
85
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
82
[6]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
77
[1]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
75
[2]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
70
[7]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
88
[8]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
78
[9]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
73
[10]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
85
[11]
Sega Mega Drive
79
Based on
8 reviews

Brian Lara Cricket

Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU (Re-Release)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (alt)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Sega Sport)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, AU (Mega Booster Pak)
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Cover
Mega Drive, ZA
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 408cf5c3
MD5 c55721a38b05b969b87f35a9608df887
SHA-1 032eb1a15c95540b392b52ee17eef7eee6ac436d
1MB 1995-06 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 90f5c2b7
MD5 0d5ebd2b9eef80efdd811df85de96f21
SHA-1 0f4bec98af08027fc034b9801c28bb299a04be35
1MB 1995-03

References