Elite (Amiga)

82
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Advert in Zzap! (Issue 3 July 85 p10/11) – UK:

    ∙ COMMODORE 64 ∙

    Elite - the ultimate, award-winning space challenge.

    Once the privilege of BBC and Electron owners, Elite now takes a giant leap forward - onto the COMMODORE 64. (There'll be versions for the 48K Spectrum and Amstrad soon).

    OUT IN DEEP SPACE,
    THESE REVIEWERS FACED
    THEIR TOUGHEST TEST.

    Already tested by the intrepid explorers of the Commodore press, here - breathlessly - are just a few words from their advance battle reports.

    "The Final Frontier?"
    (Mega Game, Your64, June 1985).

    "My favourite... as absorbing and challenging as the original."
    (Commodore Horizons, June 1985).

    "To explain every element would take a book...you'll run out of energy long before Elite runs out of things to show you."
    (Commodore Computing International, June 1985).

    "A brilliant game of blasting and trading...truly a mega-game...the game of a lifetime."
    (Gold Medal Award, Zzap! 64, May 1985).

    Contributed by FatherJack (58599) on Mar 16, 2015.

From the Triton Software Catalog For Your IBM, 1988:
    Multi-Galactic Adventure

    Command your Cobra spaceship in a fantastic voyage of discovery and adventure. Discover the secrets of space while fighting off a barrage of pirates, bounty hunters and police in order to survive. Trade among countless planets, using the proceeds to equip your ship with heat-seeking missiles, beam lasers and other weapons. Elite offers over 250 planets of diverse economics and politics spread over eight galaxies. It's out of this world!

    Contributed by Belboz (6489) on Oct 06, 2001.

From the back cover:
    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 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 you strive to earn your reputation as one of the Elite!

    Enclosed in this package are a cassette (or disk), a Space Trader's Flight Training Manual (including loading instructions), a short novel to set the scene, a Quick Key Control Guide, Ship Identification Chart, and more.

    Contributed by Belboz (6489) on Sep 09, 2001.