Elite

created and published by Acornsoft in 1984, running on BBC Micro
type: action/reflex, simulation, flight, manag./econ., adventure, role-play
genre: Science Fiction, Space trading and combat simulator
series: Elite
perspective: 1st person
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.8/5

Personal review

Elite was released in 1984, with excellent, smooth wireframe graphics. Basically, the player began as captain of a spaceship. A crappy spaceship. By working by fair means or foul, by trade, negotiation, or fighting, the player progressed up until his/her spaceship was 'Elite'. Perhaps the only game ever to have the perfect mix of action, RPG, combat and strategy.
# 2005-12-04 15:19:38

Technical specs

display: vector, vector

Editor note

Elite: The New Kind was a C rewrite of this game. The project was shutdown and distribution ended in 2002 at the request of David Braben.
# 2008-05-15 00:12:25

Authors / Staff

David Braben
Ian Bell

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External review - average: 70%

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C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 1-84uk371984-117/1070%

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