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Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

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Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (a game for 8-bit personal / home computers released in 1988) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.

The Emlyn Hughes International Soccer app will be offered as an in-app purchase from within the Elite Collection app. (The in-app will be priced at £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99 and it may include one or more other 8-bit games).

The Emlyn Hughes International Soccer app is also available in this stand-alone form. It does not include any other 8-bit games but it does include an infinite lives version.

The Emlyn Hughes International Soccer app is the near-100% original 8-bit game, as programmed by Graham Blighe and produced by Peter Calver, with graphics created by Andrew Calver, and playtesting by Jeremy Wellard and published by Audiogenic in 1988 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our Elite Collection technology.

- portrait and landscape play / display modes
- iDaptive (user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls
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- ‘auto save’, on exiting the game
- authentic '8-Bit' sound
- support for iCade controllers

About Audiogenic's Emlyn Hughes International Soccer (EHIS): The game is named after the popular English footballer Emlyn Hughes. Upon its release it was hailed by some as the most realistic football simulation ever made, and gathered enthusiastic reviews. The program was in the UK computer games charts for over three years following its release, and it still enjoys a small but enthusiastic cult following more than 20 years later. The inspiration for the game came from International Soccer, a highly-successful cartridge game that had been released in the early 1980s. Indeed, EHIS offered an optional mode in which the controls were deliberately limited, to simulate the restricted options available in the earlier game. This both provided an easy introduction and helped to emphasise the extent to which the controls had been enhanced. At the time of its release EHIS faced heavy competition from titles such as Match Day II (1987), Kick Off (1989) and Microprose Soccer. However, what made EHIS different from the other games of its time was the fine balance between playability and simulation - it was not as slow as Match Day II, nor as reflex-driven as Kick Off and Sensible Soccer. As a result, the appeal of EHIS was strongest among those who preferred skillful, tactical football to frantic arcade action. Despite limited graphics, and a side view of the action (whereas Kick Off had recently introduced the bird's-eye perspective), EHIS held its own because of a powerful control system that gave the players unprecedented control over the game. EHIS gameplay includes the basic running, kicking, shooting style but also has advanced technique gameplay which add depth and realism to the game. For example; turning naturally involved changing direction of the joystick, but instead of coming to a halt straight away, the player slows down, stops and starts to run in the direction of the joystick. EHIS advanced techniques include the '5-direction' option. This means that you can pass and shoot in up to 5 different directions from where your player is facing. This is achieved by holding the fire button and pushing the joystick at an angle from where your player is running and releasing the button. Other techniques include sidestepping, barging, heading, back heels, lobs, diving headers, sliding tackles and many other miscellaneous features. EHIS was the first arcade-style soccer game that included management features and in which the identities of the players were reinforced with a rudimentary on-screen commentary, another ground-breaking feature.

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