Spectrum Elite Information

Spectrum Elite was programmed by Torus and released by Firebird in 1985. As with the other 8-bit versions, the graphics are wire-frame but thanks to the machine's larger memory, a greater number of ships are available compared to the BBC tape version, although not as many as the BBC disc version.
In addition, there were a number of secret missions for the player to perform.

Due to the considerable popularity of the Sinclair Spectrum, a number of interesting variants of the game were unofficially produced, including a Russian version with major improvements to the computer-controlled ships' AI. These may be found at Ian Bell's Elite Page

Click on the image to the right to view the complete Sinclair Spectrum Elite package

Playing Spectrum Elite on your PC

1. Download a Spectrum Emulator, such as ZX Spin
2. Download the game from Ian Bell's Elite Page