Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz (1990)

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Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz (1990)

Released in 1990, Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz is a computer quiz game that tests your knowledge of all things sports. The game was developed by Krisalis Software and published by Audiogenic Software. It was released for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC platforms.

The game is named after former Liverpool and England footballer Emlyn Hughes. Hughes provides the voiceover for the game, and his likeness is used on the game’s packaging and title screen.


The goal of Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz is to answer as many questions as possible before you run out of time. The game is played on a zig-zagging pathway, and you must answer questions correctly to move forward. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will lose time.

There are also coins and fruit to collect along the way. Coins can be used to purchase extra time, and fruit can be used to restore your health. There are also special squares that can help or hinder your progress. For example, “kicker” squares will send you flying off in the wrong direction, and “blocker” squares will get in your way.

Every few seconds, the path moves to the left, taking you further from the ‘Win’ bar and closer to the ‘Lose’ bar. So, every second counts if you want to win!


The questions in Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz cover a wide range of sports, including football, cricket, rugby, tennis, and golf. The questions are generally quite difficult, so you’ll need to be a real sports buff to answer them all correctly.

Graphics and Sound

The graphics in Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz are simple but effective. The game’s characters are well-drawn, and the backgrounds are colorful and varied. The sound effects are also good, and the music is catchy.


Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz was a critical and commercial success. It was praised for its addictive gameplay, challenging questions, and charming presentation. The game was also a hit with fans of Emlyn Hughes, who enjoyed hearing his voice and seeing his likeness in the game.


Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz is still fondly remembered by many gamers today. It is considered to be one of the best sports quiz games ever made. The game has been re-released on several retro gaming platforms, and it is still enjoyed by fans of classic video games.

Tips for Playing

Here are a few tips for playing Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz:

  • Answer the questions quickly and correctly to move forward.
  • Collect coins and fruit to purchase extra time and restore your health.
  • Avoid kicker and blocker squares.
  • Use the map to plan your route.
  • Don’t give up! Even if you’re losing, you can still catch up.


Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz is a challenging and addictive sports quiz game that is still enjoyed by many gamers today. The game’s simple but effective gameplay, challenging questions, and charming presentation make it a classic of the genre. If you’re a fan of sports trivia, then you owe it to yourself to check out Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz.

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