Elite (Acornsoft) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly

By Acornsoft
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #83

Trying to review this program in the space available here is like trying to get a gallon in a pint pot! This program has been hailed as a megagame and it certainly tries to live up to that title.

The program isn't the whole package; the box fairly bursts open to reveal a 64-page instruction manual, a 48-page "novella", a quick reference card, wall chart, function key strip, loading instructions and competition entry card. Try copying that little lot!

The game is a superb three-dimensional graphic trading game, rather like Traveller. It's a role playing game. To try to describe it here is madness, you aim to survive and make a profit as you wander the planets with your cargoes.

There are nasties to do battle with, 22 different types of craft, and you even have to buy your own computers, when you can afford them.

The game is difficult and even when you are used to it, a single game could last weeks - thank goodness for the save game facility. Addictive? This game could wreck relationships of every kind; beware!


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