Turbo cricket isn't the best cricket game you can get on Android smartphone or tablet by a long way, and that's not a put down in itself. It just so happens that one of the best Android games of any genre is a cricket-based game too. See Stick Cricket for Android review.

As you might expect, the gameplay of Turbo Cricket is completely different to that of Stick Cricket, it's pretty much a different sport because of the way it is set up. If you've ever played the online game Top Spinner Cricket on Mousbreaker.com you'll have a good idea of what to expect here. In a nut shell, you control only the batsmen, and balls come at you with a varying degree of speed and bounce, one after the other with no respite - you score runs depending on how high you hit the ball on back over the bowler and you lose wickets only by missing your shot and the ball going on to hit the stumps. See also Top ten Android apps.

To hit the ball you have to use your timing and tap a button to start your shot. Mistime your shot and you'll score lower runs or miss the ball completely - running the risk of losing a wicket. It's a very basic game and, to be honest, it's a bit dull if you are playing it on your own. However, get a friend involved and if you are  competitive types, this game has the potential to take over a few hours of your life. Visit Best Android apps.

Turbo Cricket for Android review

Turbo Cricket is very fast paced and pretty easy to master. For anyone who has played the classic Top Spinner Cricket game - which uses a mouse to control - be prepared to be left a little disappointed by Turbo Cricket. As the two layouts are pretty much identical, you'd have to say that Turbo Cricket has taken the format a step backwards. A swiping motion to control your batsmen would have improved the game tenfold. Any fool can press a button to hit a shot, but having to swipe across a touchscreen and coordinate your batsmen's body shape and shot selection would have made this game brilliant. I still feel a little let down by the lame 'Tap bat to whack the ball' control system.

There are three different game types in Turbo Cricket and these are: one, three and five wicket. This is really not as exciting as it could be either. To use Stick Cricket as a benchmark again, it would have been nice if Turbo Cricket introduced some challenge modes (such as a World Cup) and run chases, rather then just aimlessly trying to beat your high score time and time again.

 A big fat let down!

Turbo Cricket for Android: Specs

  • SIZE: 6.2 MB
  • REQUIRES ANDROID: 2.1 and up
  • SIZE: 6.2 MB
  • REQUIRES ANDROID: 2.1 and up

OUR VERDICT

Turbo Cricket has the potential to be great. But the cold hard truth of it is that it simply isn't. It's an easy game to get the hang of, but unless you're easily pleased, you'll be bored of it within ten minutes. I'm deleting it off my Android right away.

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