Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Elite'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

Although Elite likes to pretend that there's a whole universe out there to explore, it's mostly just an illusion, and whether you like the game is largely going to come down to whether you buy it or not. All the planets look the same and once you've seen (and shot) each kind of ship and picked up all the equipment, it's just a long slog to get to Elite status with only the three "secret" missions to relieve the tedium along the way.

Torus did a pretty good job of converting this game to the Spectrum, but the resulting game departs a fair bit from the BBC original and carries their own stamp; on the whole I'd say that it looks nicer, but doesn't play quite so well.

Overall, it's a good game but not quite the be all and end all of 3D space games for the Spectrum.