EMLYN HUGHES INTERNATIONAL SOCCER was released on pretty much every modern computer of its time, and this happened not only once but up to three times: first as an original Audiogenic release, then as part of at least one compilation (Soccer Stars by Empire Software) and finally when the Touchdown rereleases hit the shelves between 1990 and 1993. Consequently, the game ended up getting reviewed in just about every gaming magazine published within the six years spanning from 1988 to 1993, often with a new review for each individual release.
This means that there is an abundance of Emlyn Hughes International Soccer reviews out there, of which we have so far managed to locate the ones listed below. Thanks to some extremely good-hearted individuals, scans of the articles marked with a green checkmark can also be accessed by clicking the magazine name. Just a word of warning, however: the scanned images are each over 100kb, with some being almost half a megabyte.
Before offering the reviews, we want to take a moment to thank the generosity of the webmasters and other people of the following websites, as they have kindly allowed us to use their scans here:
+ Amiga Reviews
+ Amigan Software
+ The Def Guide to Zzap!64
+ Progetto Zzap Italia
+ World of Spectrum
+ Xenia Edizioni S.R.L.
|Zzap!64||43 (Nov 1988)||29||original||90%|
|C & VG||?? (Nov 1988)||??||original||94%|
|CCI||?? (Nov 1988)||??||original||92%|
|Commodore User||?? (Dec 1988)||??||original||84%|
|The Games Machine||17 (Apr 1989)||34||original||88%|
|Commodore Format||23 (Aug 1992)||48||rerelease||91%|
|Zzap! Italia||74 (Jan 1993)||8||rerelease||96%|
|Commodore Force||4 (Apr 1993)||60||rerelease||58%|
|Amstrad Action||45 (Jun 1989)||??||original||93%|
|Amstrad Computer User||?? (Jun 1989)||??||original||91%|
|Sinclair User||84 (Mar 1989)||8-9||original||91%|
|The Games Machine||17 (Apr 1989)||34||original||85%|
|Crash||63 (Apr 1989)||87||original||70%|
|Your Sinclair||40 (Apr 1989)||98-99||original||5/10|
|Micro Hobby||190 (??)||29||original||9/10|
|Your Sinclair||75 (Mar 1992)||60||compilation||35/100|
|Your Sinclair||80 (Aug 1992)||58||rerelease||85%|
|Sinclair User||126 (Aug 1992)||39||rerelease||82%|
|Sinclair User (reprint)||127 (Sep 1992)||45||rerelease||82%|
|Amiga Format||14 (Aug 1990)||??||original||78%|
|The Games Machine||33 (Aug 1990)||53||original||75%|
|CU Amiga||?? (Aug 1990)||??||original||81%|
and Amiga Review
|7(8) (Aug 1990)||69||original||n/a|
|Zzap!||65 (Sep 1990)||76||original||79%|
|Amiga Format||31 (Feb 1992)||108||compilation||??|
|Amiga Power||11 (?? 1992)||76||compilation||??|
|The One||?? (Aug 1992)||??||rerelease||58%|
|Amiga Format||38 (Sep 1992)||96||rerelease||77%|
|Amiga Power||17 (?? 1992)||79||rerelease||70%|
|CU Amiga||?? (?? 1992)||86||rerelease||50%|
|ST Format||11 (Jun 1990)||??||original||75%|
This page lists all the Emlyn Hughes International Soccer reviews that we have so far been able to find.
If you are able to help us in any way to make this page more complete, please contact us!
We understand that technically speaking all the material provided on this page is copyrighted by the individual magazines where the reviews appeared. Yet, as the magazines in question are no longer publicly available, we have taken the liberty to publish the articles here without a written permission from the involved parties.
However, in case you hold copyright to any of the pieces published here, and you object to them being offered for public viewing, please contact us and we will remove the offending material.
There are a lot of magazines that we still haven't checked for Emlyn Hughes International Soccer reviews. These include: 64er (Germany), Amiga World, Computer Gamer, C&VG.
In addition to those, the magazines that we have already found articles from may contain more, as the game was released a number of times.
If you can help us to check any of these magazines, or know of other magazines that might have reviewed EHIS (in any language!), please contact us!
We have gone through the following publications and found that they never reviewed EHIS: C=Lehti (Finland), Mikrobitti (Finland). Shame on them!
Just to make the list complete, let us also point out that the following famous gaming magazines that might have reviewed EHIS didn't do so for the simple reason that they were not published at the time (1988-1993) or did not concentrate on the platforms EHIS was released on: Amtix (pub. 1985-1987), Big K (pub. 1984-1985), Pelit (Finland, pub. 1992-), Personal Computer Games (pub. 1983-1984)