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"Good" Rugby games

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:42 pm

I know theres not that meny to choose from, but what ones are the most fun?

I kinda enjoyed Rugby 06

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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by sscott » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:52 pm

Rugby? What? Why?

Only one I can think of is Advanced Rugby Simulator on the ST, that was fun I think....
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Post by DPrinny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:55 pm

Dunno lol

Well the rugby World cup starts soon and it would be nice to have a good one out to play at Computer Club

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Post by RMLF » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:04 pm

DPrinny wrote:Dunno lol

Well the rugby World cup starts soon and it would be nice to have a good one out to play at Computer Club
The first EA one wasnt bad nor was the World Cup 95 version on the MD

Proper Rucking and Maulling something lacking in todays game :(
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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:04 pm

sscott wrote:Only one I can think of is Advanced Rugby Simulator on the ST, that was fun I think....
I bought that game all those years ago for my ST and yes it was pretty decent. I liked how they used a nicely zoomed out perspective so you could see more of the pitch on screen to help plan your play better.
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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:10 pm

Must point out.

Must be easy to play.

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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by theantmeister » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:16 pm

I've never come across one. Maybe rugby is just too complex to turn into a fun videogame? I mean, how do you make a control scheme that works for line outs and scrums and rucking and tackling and passing and kicking and so on. All the ones I've ever played were terrible isometric affairs that just involved mashing buttons.

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Post by DPrinny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:35 pm

Shoulder buttons for passing, one for kicking/tackling/rucking (You never do all that at the same time) one for a dash.

Not that complex control's wise

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Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:45 pm

theantmeister wrote:I've never come across one. Maybe rugby is just too complex to turn into a fun videogame?
The one sscott and I mentioned works just fine.
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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:22 pm

It pains me to say it, but
The EA Rugby 06 was quite easy to get to grips with.

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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by QuantumCrayons » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:41 pm

theantmeister wrote:I mean, how do you make a control scheme that works for line outs and scrums and rucking and tackling and passing and kicking and so on. All the ones I've ever played were terrible isometric affairs that just involved mashing buttons.
By playing proper League rugby, where they don't have scrums that often ;D
For me, any of the three Rugby League games

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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by Sureshot » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:12 am

Jonah Lomu Rugby is supposed to be decent, can't say I ever played it though.

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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by webding » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:13 am

I remember a C64 demo that came with CU or Zzap that was surprisingly decent. I think it was called something like World Class Rugby.

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Post by kiwimike » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:23 am

Sureshot wrote:Jonah Lomu Rugby is supposed to be decent, can't say I ever played it though.
Yeah PS1 Jonah Lomu is still the best IMO, simplified it to an arcadey style and the better for it. EA ones from later are okay but have a steep learning curve before the controls become easier.

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Re: "Good" Rugby games

Post by Fishsta » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:35 am

Ah-ha! My specialist subject!!!

First off, forget Rugby Union aka "Kick and Clap", get into proper Rugby League. Much more exciting, faster, stronger and basically much better.

Here's all the Rugby League games I can think of:

On the Spectrum:

Rugby Boss - Text based management sim, so obviously not necessarily what you're looking for.
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Rugby coach - More of the same
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Rugby Manager - Looks like the 8 bits aren't the place to go...
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Rugby Manager (Mastertronic)
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