The game Volleyball Simulator was published by Rainbow Arts Software and was developed by Time Warp Software. The credits for the Computer version went to Olag Rappe and the Tactics and Artwork were created by Thomas Finlay and TV Rappe respectively. The game was released in the year 1988, on the DOS platform.
The game offers three player modes where the player can choose from single player, two player modes or can simply watch the game played between two computer players. There are a number of teams to choose from- Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Frisco, Howard, Newyork, Sharks, Snakes, and Tigers. The tactics editor included in the “Select Player Mode” screen was one of the most innovative additions to the game. The varied range of play strategies, ball controls compensates the animations which are but smooth. The player after choosing the player mode and the teams can begin the game. The scores are decided as per the traditional system. The keyboard has all the control keys. The arrow keys control the movement of the players. The control of the movement of the players requires practice; therefore one should be prepared to lose some points.
The graphics are average for a game released during the early 90s and the animations are a bit shaky. The ball control options are realistic and compensate for the shoddy animations and graphics. The tactics editor is another tool that can be used from the first screen to help create better gameplay. The background sound which accompanies a miss and change of service can be best described mechanically.
The game is one of the few to be released for the fans of this sport. Volleyball Simulator, with its lobs.