Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Elite'

Rating:4 User: The Dean of Games

1985 Firebird Software (UK)
by Philip Mochan, Dominic Prior, Ricardo Pinto and Mark Wighton

The story goes as follows, you pilot a Cobra spaceship, flying from planet to planet buying and selling goods. You can use the cash you earn to upgrade your Cobra, trade goods in the black market between countless planets and equip your Cobra with all kinds of weapons while avoiding the local police.
Elite is an awesome Strategy/Management game. A pity my copy was pirated and lacked instructions, so I could never get into the game properly.
A powerful piece of 8-bit programming.