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"I may never make it, but that doesn't stop me trying. It's worth it."
A&B Computing

"It's the best game of its type and all Meteors/Starship Command/Defender/Aviator freaks will love it!"
Acorn User

"This has been called the program of the century... If it's not the program of the century, then it has had at least the most impact of any computer game up to the present time."
Computer Gamer

"No software collection is complete without it."
Electron User


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

Command your Cobra spaceship 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 swarming with space pirates. Black market trading can be lucrative, but could result in skirmishes with 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 your strive to earn your reputation as one of the Elite!


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 6th Oct 1984
Links: Everygamegoing,

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Elite (Cassette)
Elite (5.25" Disc)
Elite (3.5" Disc)