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The best computer soccer game without any doubt Commodore 64 EHIS Player (5)

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Commodore 64 6 3.3
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ZX Spectrum 5 3.0
Combined User Score 11 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Dec, 1988)
Unfortunately, this game came too late to be included in the league of football games in this month's football feature. Just as point of information, the points I would have awarded it are: Graphics: 10, Sound: 8, Playability: 9, Value: 9, Fun: 9. Total: 46. A clear winner. Forget the sweaters. Forget the squeaky voice and cuddly personality and think about the game.
Amstrad CPCAmstrad Action (Jun, 1989)
Move over Matchday II, your time is up.
Commodore 64Commodore Format (Aug, 1992)
It's quick, it's accurate and it's got tons of excitement, so it beats the real England football team hands down. This, combined with the rather spiffy selection procedures and the full set-up of a World Cup to play, makes Emlyn Hughes International Soccer a king amongst footie games. It's miles better than going down the park for a kickabout.
Don't be put off by the fact that the game carries the name of that annoying twerp - Emlyn 'Crazy Horse' Hughes. It is an excellent game despite this. Provides for good quick attacks and enjoyable shots at goal. Manual control over the keeper is another nice touch.
Atari STST Format (Sep, 1992)
This is proof positive that soccer games can be fun. Emlyn succeeds at the not inconsiderable task of being fun to play as both a management sim and a dash-about arcade game. Because you can control both aspects of the game, you develop a real affinity with all the members of your team. It can be quite a traumatic experience when you have to take old Swonnicker out of goal because he's died, or something equally sad. Involving, excellent fun.
Atari STZero (Apr, 1990)
All in all, football fans looking for an accurate arcadey football game could do a lot worse. Emlyn is absolutely brilliant - there's no mistake about it. It just falls short of the ZERO HERO because of the little niggles, but don't let that dissuade you from buying it. As a 'proper' game of footie, it's probably the best around.
The graphics obviously are not so good, but despite being small they do the job nicely. Sound effects are in a similar vein to the C64. In gameplay they are very close: both versions are very easy to get to grips with.
All in all, this is an extremely thorough game that provides stiff competition to Microprose Soccer for the title of best football game around.
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK) (Apr, 1989)
The player controls are comprehensive, giving many combinations of height, direction ans strength. And while all these will take a long time to master, the options allow the complexity of controls to be gradually build up, easing the burden till you're ready to tackle a very complete simulation.
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK) (May, 1990)
The amount of options is fantastic and the number of kicks at hand unrivalled. It takes an age to become accustomed to the different directions and heights of kicks, and longer still to master them. But patience has its rewards - the amount of control you can have over the ball is brilliant.
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK) (Apr, 1989)
The player controls are comprehensive, giving many combinations of height, direction ans strength. And while all these will take a long time to master, the options allow the complexity of controls to be gradually build up, easing the burden till you're ready to tackle a very complete simulation.
AmigaAmiga Joker (Jul, 1990)
(page 52)
Auch auf dem Rasen macht International Soccer einen überzeugenden Eindruck: Die Kicker beherrschen jede Menge Kniffe, wie Hackentricks, rasante Ballannahmen mit der Brust oder Kopfbälle. Grafik, Sound, Spielbarkeit — hier stimmt einfach alles!
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (May, 1990)
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER ist all' den Fußballfreunden zu empfehlen, die sich etwas länger mit den Feinheiten aufhalten und dann gegen Achim spielen müssen. Werde wohl nicht umhinkommen, mit ihm einige Matches auszutragen (hoffentlich verliere ich nicht gar so viel!). Im 8-Bit Bereich sollen angeblich an die 100.000 Exemplare verkauft worden sein. Na denn, auf zu den nächsten 100.000! Meinen Segen hat der "Emlyn Hughes" auf jeden Fall. Ein Klassespiel!
Atari STPower Play (Jun, 1990)
Wenn es Ihnen in diesen WM-haltigen Zeiten nach einer technisch anspruchsvollen Fußball-Simulation mit Filigran-Steuerung, zehn verschiedenen Computergegnern, Zwei-Spieler-Team-Modus und schöner schneller Grafik gelüstet, sollten Sie einen Blick auf "Emlyn Hughes International Soccer" auf dem ST werfen.
AmigaPower Play (Jun, 1990)
Bei soviel Fußball-Krücken, die in letzter Zeit veröffentlicht worden sind, tun die starken 16-Bit-Umsetzungen von "Emlyn Hughes International Soccer" besonders gut.
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1989)
The players are rectangular and hop and skip about the pitch, and sound effects are thin, but this, with its wealth of options and control complexities, is still a very good soccer game.
Commodore (UK) (Oct 26, 2007)
It was a real shame, then, that Audiogenic elected to ape International's hilariously blocky graphical style so precisely. Presumably a stylistic choice as a homage to the original, it looked crude and ugly then, and almost two decades on just looks comical, but loveable in an ironically retro kind of way. If you can see beyond the ludicrously chunky players, this was, along with Microprose Soccer, the best 8-bit football game around.
AmigaInterface (1991)
Grafiken i spelet är helt OK. Gubbarna är ganska små, men klara och tydliga. Bollen är rund. Det är bra. Ljudeffekterna är faktiskt små godingar. Publiken sjunger allsång (ÖÖÖhh! AAAAHh!) och tutar i trumpeter. När man skjuter låter det precis som på tv, sock! Faktum är att det hela känns som att bevittna Tipsextra. Simulerad lördag. Som fotbollsspel är EHIS riktigt bra trots allt gnäll. Känslan finns där, och när man kommit underfund med den lite knepiga styrningen går det att kontrollera sitt passningsspel och sina skott riktigt bra, till skillnad från många andra sportspel. Så bjud in grannen, sätt datorn att spela mot sig själv och leka att det är lördag. Nu är det bara en sak med det här spelet jag undrar över: Vad fanken har det att göra med Emlyn Hughes, och vem är han/hon?
Commodore 64Power Play (Jan, 1989)
EMIS ist eine spielenswerte Sport-Simulation, die auch langfristig motiviert. Neben MicroProse Soccer ist das Programm das beste Fußballspiel, das in letzter Zeit erschienen ist. Wenn ich zwischen beiden wählen müßte, würde ich den MicroProse-Konkurrenten wählen, bei dem einfach mehr los ist. Da EMIS sich aber anders spielt und bei den Details wie dem Liga-Modus die Nase vorn hat, können sich Fußballfans ruhigen Gewissens beide Programme zulegen.
Atari STST Format (Jun, 1990)
The gameplay - crosses from corners, one-twos from free kicks - can be altered by using a series of pre-defined plays. Control is good, but the excitement is dissipated because of the sluggish pace. And there isn't even a single Question of Sport-type pullover in sight! Bah!
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Aug, 1990)
It's taken ages for the 16-bit versions to appear, and there're too late. With Kick Off 2 out, they'd have to be something pretty special to make any impression, and they're not. Even so, the game's quite playable and options allow much customising, but the actual match is average in comparison - unlike the sound effects which are rather good. As a change to Kick Off, it's probably quite attractive - but why buy second best?
ZX SpectrumCrash! (Apr, 1989)
A brave attempt to combine football management and arcade skills, which doesn't quite come off.
The Amiga game is virtually the same as the ST, so the same criticisms apply. However, kit design is more limited than on the ST, strangely enough! Again, Kick Off 2 is better and cheaper.
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Aug, 1990)
The management section is okay, but it doesn't add a hell of a lot to what is already a fairly weak game. Manchester Utd provided the same features with much more style, but if you just want to play straight soccer Kick Off 2 is the definitive game (and it's five quid cheaper).
AmigaAmiga Power (May, 1991)
You'd have to be a crazy horse to buy this one.