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Elite

Average Rating: 7.96/10
Video Game Rank: 361
Amiga Rank: 38
Commodore 64 Rank: 13
NES Rank: 26
DOS Rank: 48
ZX Spectrum Rank: 11
Atari ST Rank: 17
Apple II Rank: 10
BBC Micro Rank: 1
Information
Primary Name
Elite
Alternate Names
Elite Gold Edition
Elite Plus
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1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1984-09-20
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DOS VGA Edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: MicroProse
DOS
Developer: Chris Sawyer Productions
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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NES edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Imagineer Co., Ltd.
NES
Developer: Anco Software
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Telecomsoft
Amiga
Developer: Mr. Micro
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Atari ST edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Telecomsoft
Atari ST
Developer: Mr. Micro
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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DOS edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Telecomsoft
DOS
Developer: Realtime Games Software
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Amstrad CPC edition
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Telecomsoft
Amiga
Developer: Torus
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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BBC Micro/Master Series 5 1/4" Disc (Superior Software Re-release) edition
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Superior Software (UK)
BBC Micro
Developer: Acornsoft
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Apple II edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Telecomsoft
Apple II
Developer: (Unknown)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Commodore 64 Disk Edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Firebird
Commodore 64
Developer: Acornsoft
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Commodore 64 edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Telecomsoft
Commodore 64
Developer: The FTF Agency
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

"Elite is a seminal space trading computer game, originally published by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers. The game's title derives from one of the player's goals of raising their combat rating to the exalted heights of "Elite." It was written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell, who had met while they were both undergraduates at Jesus College, Cambridge. Non-Acorn versions of the game were published by Firebird, Imagineer and Hybrid Technology.

Elite was one of the first home computer games to use wireframe 3D graphics with hidden line removal. Another novelty was the inclusion of The Dark Wheel, a novella by Robert Holdstock which influenced new players with insight into the moral and legal codes to which they might aspire.

Elite's open-ended game model, advanced game engine and revolutionary 3D graphics ensured that it was ported to virtually every contemporary home computer system, and earned it a place as a classic and a genre maker in gaming history. Elite was a hugely influential game, serving as a model for more recent games such as Eve Online, Freelancer, Jumpgate, Infinity: The Quest for Earth, Wing Commander: Privateer, the Escape Velocity series and the X series of space trading games."

Source: Wikipedia, "Elite_(video_game)," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

From the back of the box (BBC edition):

Elite is the first in a new generation of 3-D space games featuring interstellar travel in a distant cluster of galaxies in the outer universe.

Command your Cobra space ship in a fantastic voyage of discovery and adventure, a supreme test of your combat, navigational and entrepreneurial skills. Trade between countless planets, using the proceeds to equip your ship with heat-seeking missiles, beam lasers and other weapons - corporate states can be approached without risk, but unruly anarchies may be swimming with space pirates. Black market trading can be lucrative but could result in skirmishes with the local police and a price on your head!

However you make your money, by fair means or foul, you must blast onwards through space annihilating pirate ships and hostile aliens as you strive to earn your reputation as one of the Elite!


Developed by Ian Bell and David Braben

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 361
Amiga Rank: 38
Commodore 64 Rank: 13
NES Rank: 26
DOS Rank: 48
ZX Spectrum Rank: 11
Atari ST Rank: 17
Apple II Rank: 10
BBC Micro Rank: 1
Num Ratings: 107
Average Rating: 7.96
Standard Deviation: 1.98
Num Views: 2372
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 14
Personal Comments: 21
Users Owning: 59
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1
Plays This Month: 0
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