Monday, 21 September 2009

Elite is 25

Here's a blast from the past: Acorn Games' Elite for the BBC microcomputer. The game with its corny wire-frame graphics is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Designed by David Braben and Ian Bell, it was released on 20 September 1984. Although it looks dreadful by today's gaming standards, it marked a milestone in computer gaming (CLICK). I must admit I didn't like it. I got hooked on a similar game called Starion (1985) which gave you anagrams to unravel every time you exploded an enemy spaceship (CLICK).


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