MSX Elite Information

Elite was programmed for the MSX series of home computers by Rob Nicholson of Mr Micro and released by Firebird in 1987.
It was available on tape and disk, the latter version featuring a larger variety of ships - including the Wolf Mk II and Cougar - and secret missions. The tape version had a reduced number of ships, similar to BBC tape Elite, although the Fer-de-Lance was still present. The manual supplied with the game only mentioned the ships available in the tape version.

The extra memory also meant that the game could use a colourful display and made MSX Elite one of the best 8-bit conversions.
Although the MSX version did not have a dedicated box produced for it - stickers were placed on the box hiding logos for other machines - it did have its own manual and quick key control guide.

Click on the image to the right to view the complete MSX Elite package

Playing MSX Elite on your PC

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