Apple II Elite Information

Elite was converted to the Apple II computer by Ian Bell and released by Firebird in 1986. It was released on floppy disk and had the full set of classic Elite ships. Unlike some other versions of Elite, the Apple II version was shipped in its own dedicated box, with the manual and quick key control guide also specific to the machine.

This version of Elite certainly benefited from the two-year interval since the first BBC version was released in 1984, sporting a colourful screen and fast-moving wireframe graphics. It was also a shrewd move by Firebird to have the game converted to the Apple, as this was a particularly popular machine in the USA in the 1980s.

Click on the image to the right to view the complete Apple II Elite package

Playing Apple II Elite on your PC

1. Download an Apple emulator, such as AppleWin
2. Download the game from Ian Bell's Elite Page