Summer has begun, and for Australians, that means time to get excited about the Cricket. For the past few years one of the fastest growing forms of cricket has been Twenty20 cricket, and more specifically within Australia, the Big Bash League, or BBL. For those unfamiliar with this type of cricket, it’s a fast-paced version of the sport, designed to create lots of action, by players hitting lots of runs in a short amount of time, and becomes a bit of a rollercoaster with many games having very close finishes. It was only a matter of time before we had this translated into a video game, and here we have it, in Big Bash Boom.
When reviewing sports sim games, you generally compare it to its counterparts, but given this isn’t a full Cricket simulation, and an arcade take on the sport, the best thing to compare it to, is 2K’s recently released NBA Playgrounds 2. Unlike Playgrounds, Big Bash Boom doesn’t block players behind a paywall of micro transactions, but instead offers a host of cosmetic items to be unlocked by grinding through the game’s in game currency. These cosmetic items include, different hats, helmets, and bats for individual players, and then a host of emotes, or as the game calls them celebrations, for you to flaunt on the field after taking a wicket or hitting a six.