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The original Elite launched on this day in 1984 (twitter.com/elitedangerous)
18 points by mariuz 6 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments





Takes me back to my favourite (UK) games magazine of the day - Zzap64! which featured "Elite 64" on its debut cover (May 1985) to celebrate the CBM64 launch of the game.

https://archive.org/details/zzap64-magazine-001


Ah, worth reposting this, was posted here some time back and I still have it in an open tab : https://www.bbcelite.com/about_site/building_elite.html

Was such a great game.

I still remember the first time I watched the auto-dock and enjoyed listening to the Blue Danube while it worked its magic.


The NES version is such a gem! I never really understood why it’s not much more known and praised, it’s really one of the best game on the platform (full real time wireframe 3D on 8 bits)

I tried to play this on the BBC Micro and failed utterly. I was 9 though.

I absolutely loved it, but I don't think I mastered it till the disk version came out



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