Title Elite Game Type 3D Combat Sim Players 1 Compatibility All Submission Angus Manwaring Profiled Reviewer Review Elite really was the biggie as far as computer games go. Written for the BBC as a university project by David Braben and Ian Bell, it combined a first class space shoot-em-up with adventure, simulation and arguably RPG elements. It's release on the 16 bit machines was awaited with great hope and perhaps a little too much optimism. The bad news was that very little in terms of substance had been added, there were Wolf ships, and obviously we'd moved on from wireframe to filled vectors, but basically it was pretty much the same game. Yes, it was a huge lost opportunity, after all we'd gone from 8-bit to 16, dropped our Speccies and 64s for a machine with 512k for heavens sake. Surely there'd be landing on the planets, there'd be boarding crippled ships, getting readouts on other ships energy readings, there'd be....... Nope, none of it. But the good news is, it was a great game, and it still is, so if you've not played it, you should certainly check it out.