Do you know what....

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by locksley, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. locksley

    locksley Guest

    .... Jonah Lomu Rugby is STILL the Greatest Rugby game ever created!


    And one of the main reasons it's so playable, is due to it having a "Jump" button! Putting a bomb up over the try-line, then timing the jump yourself was brilliant! The kicking system was amazing, yet very simple and the defensive side of the game was just as good as the attack!

    Ok, the graphics are sorely dated, there's no substitutions, injuries, suspensions etc and a whole host of teams and features aren't present, but the one thing that game has in Spades, is the most important thing.... PLAYABILITY!


    Love it!!!!

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  3. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    I would have to disagree there locks.. I'd have to say that Stacey Jones is the best game ever. I love the big hits & high tackles. I find it as addictive as Lomu, and if Sidhe gang will keep up the good work in the sequel, they knick best 2 games ever!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Of course any game over time will or should exceed its predeccesors.

    Jonah was well and truly ahead of its time. On a PS1 the framerate was very smooth and the graphics were not too bad either with pitch dirtying stuff, etc. But it's gameplay was truly superb for the day and sadly enough it's fast pace action is still yet to be matched. Stacy Jones may be good with some details but gameplay wise it is a bit slow and tedious.
     
  5. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    I take it that u got the ps2 version then gay guy?
     
  6. kingwilko

    kingwilko Guest

    I remember when I first got a PC back in 97 and had JL Rugby, IRL, Cricket97 and FIFA 97. Little did we realise that 7 years later we'd be looking back and still seeing them as a benchmark for quality gameplay (well maybe not IRL so much [​IMG])
     
  7. ACER

    ACER Guest

    I just found my copy of the game. It's so fun.
    can someone give me the buttons and some gameplay tips?
     
  8. locksley

    locksley Guest

    If it's the PS1 version you've got, then the controls are:

    ATTACK
    D-Pad or Left analog Stick (Not many people know this!!!) - Move Player
    L1/R1 - Pass left/Right
    L2/R2 - Miss man pass Left/Right
    Triangle - Run
    X - Punt (If pushed facing your own line, this puts a bomb up) + Jump
    CIRCLE - Grubber (tap), Drop Goal (Hold)
    L1 + R1 - Sidestep
    L1 + L2 - Handoff
    R1 + R2 - Handoff

    DEFENCE
    L1 or R1 or SQUARE - Change Player
    Triangle - Run
    Circle - "Standing" Tackle (Stops hand offs)
    X Diving Tackle


    There are so, so many tips I could give you for this game, but it'd be like writing a novel!!!! I'm sure everyone on this forum will add their own tips to this thread!

    One tip I will give you though is this:

    LEARN TO OFFLOAD.... When you've got the ball, keep the pass button HELD IN, as you're tackled, release the pass button and you'll sweetly offload the ball!!!!
     
  9. ACER

    ACER Guest

    Thanks alot locksley. very helpful stuff.
    Could you explain the bomb a bit more. cheers
     
  10. locksley

    locksley Guest

    No Probs!

    If you've got the ball in hand, turn the player around so that his back is to the defensive line, then hold "X" and move the arrow. When "X" is released the ball will be put high into the air, giving you time to run under it and catch it! This is where the Jump button comes in so well, as you can time your jump to perfection both in attack and defence!

    Truly Brilliant!!!!
     
  11. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    I hate to say it guys, but JLR is ordinary at best! Everyone has romantisised it to death over the past 8-10 years and have actually brainwashed themselves into ignoring its mountain of flaws... True it was fun to play for a time, but personally I wouldn't play it over the original PS2 Rugby... It's just not that good!
     
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