Editors' reviewAll things considered, this cricket simulator comes off as a strictly mediocre choice. Since Wicket Wackers took a while to install, we expected a graphically intense experience. Therefore we were disappointed when we found out the game's bird's-eye view of the cricket field means the characters are tiny and very hard to see well. If you don't know the general rules of cricket, this program is not for you, as the help files don't explain how the game is played and lacks any sort of in-depth tutorial. They do explain how to control the players, but you'll need to memorize a lot of keys to become skilled. Although the paid version of Wicket Wackers appears to have a decent feature set, the demo won't let you access any of the customization options. If cricket is old hat to you, you might give this application a go, but newbies will likely want to steer clear.
Made in the style of Sensible Soccer, Wicket Wackers is an immensely playable cricket game. You can choose from 12 teams, such as the Demons, the Red Orbitors, or the Imperial Gangsters. Play against the computer or another player (joystick enabled). You can bowl, field, and bat in this highly controllable game. You'll take great pleasure in smashing the wickets to pieces as a bowler or hitting them from a throw as a fielder. Equally as a batsman you'll find pleasure in wacking the ball for a six or that careful and delicate touch that allows runs. You have the option to choose how many overs to be played and how many batsman. There are four islands to encounter.