Nintendo NES Elite Information

Released by Imagineer in 1991, Nintendo Elite is probably the most remarkable version of classic Elite, as it was written for a machine previously thought only capable of handling sprites, rather than fast-moving wire-frame graphics. Both co-authors are on record as saying that this version is amongst their favourites.

As the NES had no keyboard, an innovative icon-based system was employed, which worked remarkably well and did not hinder the player in any appreciable way. NES Elite had a few enhancements such as pictures of each system and is a very worthy addition to the various versions of Elite.

Click on the image to the right to view the complete Nintendo NES Elite package

Playing Nintendo Elite on your PC


1. Download a Nintendo Emulator, such as FCEUX
2. Download the game from Ian Bell's Elite Page

The original Elite was released in a number of languages. Click below left to see the box for the Italian version of Nintendo Elite, or click below right for the first page of the manual.