This is definitely my favourite of the tournament-style multi event “serious” simulations. I played it a bit when I was a kid too.
The controls feel fairly realistic and intuitive. Some of the events are a bit difficult, but never feel unfair. I even managed to earn a few golds on my first tournament.
There’s a lot of versatility on the tournament mode too. You can assign as many human players as you like, there’s lots of portraits and flags to choose from (but no Australia. Boo!), and a good choice of difficulties.