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Elite Plus (DOS)

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Description

Elite Plus is a VGA re-make of Bell and Braben's space trading flight simulator, Elite. It is an updated conversion of the original that features new graphics and sounds/music.

The novella included with this package is different from the one that came with the original Elite releases. This version includes the story 'Imprint' by Andy Redman, which formed the latter part of the manual, while the original Elite included The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock as a separate book.

Screenshots

Elite Plus DOS Launching from space station. (MCGA)
Elite Plus DOS EGA/VGA 16 colors: Title screen
Elite Plus DOS Save commander. (MCGA)
Elite Plus DOS Equip your ship. (MCGA)

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The Press Says

PC Leisure Nov, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Top Secret Sep, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Power Play Jun, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1992 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Reception

Generally considered to be the best official version of Elite for the PC since its release in 1991, Elite Plus was the PC variant of choice for most Elite fans until 2001, when the unofficial retro remake Elite: The New Kind was created for Windows by Christian Pinder from reverse-engineered BBC micro source code and circulated over the web (E:TNK was subsequently ported to other operating systems before being withdrawn for legal reasons).
Alexander Schaefer (2320) added Elite Plus (DOS) on Mar 06, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18746)