Elite Plus

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Elite is the classic space trading combat title, and an early example of a sandbox game, in that the player can decide how they want to play it. Some would concentrate on the trading of goods between planets, while others would divert funds to increase the shields and weapons on the craft to take on the Space Pirates for their bounty.

Although the game is much the same as the earlier versions, the advancements of the PC format meant the game was fast and smooth, and with 256 colours, one of the programmers for this version was Chris Sawyer, who was best known as the creator of the Transport and Rollercoaster Tycoon.

There was also a new story called Imprint, written by Andy Redman, which formed the second half of the manual.





Platform : PC
Format : 3.5 Disk
Publisher : Rainbird
Authors : Chris Sawyer
Date : 1991
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Other Software by Rainbird:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Silicon Dreams Rainbird Atari 8 Bit 5.25 Floppy disc Unknown
The Advanced OCP Art Studio Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk Unknown
The Advanced Music System Rainbird Amstrad CPC464 disk Unknown
Carrier Command Rainbird Commodore 64 5.25" Disk 1984
The Oracles Cave Rainbird Studios Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1985
The OCP Art Studio Rainbird Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1986
The Advanced OCP Art Studio Rainbird Commodore 64 Cassette & 5.25" disk 1986
The Advanced OCP Art Studio Rainbird Amstrad CPC464 cassette 1986
The Advanced OCP Art Studio (Disk) Rainbird Amstrad CPC464 3.0 Disk 1986
Starglider Rainbird Commodore 64 Cassette 1986
The Advanced Ocp Art Studio Rainbird Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1986
The Pawn Rainbird Commodore 64 5.25" Floppy disk 1986
UMS - The Universal Military Simulator Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1987
Starglider (Disk) Rainbird Amstrad CPC464 Disk 1987
Starglider Rainbird Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1987
Knight Orc Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Disk Jul 1987
Corruption Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1988
Carrier Command (Kixx) Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1988
Carrier Command Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1988
Starglider 2 Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1988
Starglider 2 Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Disk 1988
Carrier Command Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Disk 1988
Elite Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1988
Knight Orc Rainbird Atari 800/130, Acorn BBC Micro 5.25 Disk 1988
Corruption Rainbird Acorn Archimedes 3.5 Disk & Cassette 1988
Jinxter Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Fish! Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
The Pawn Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Midwinter Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Midwinter Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Disk 1989
The Guild of Thieves Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Midwinter II: Flames Of Freedom Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Carrier Command Rainbird Amstrad CPC464 3.0 Disk 1989
Fish Rainbird Acorn Archimedes 3.5 Floppy Disk 1990
Elite Plus Rainbird PC 3.5 Disk 1991
Elite Plus (Microplay) Rainbird PC 5.25 floppy disc 1991
Flames Of Freedom: Midwinter 2 Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Disk 1991
Elite (Rainbird version) Rainbird Atari ST 3.5 Disk 1992
UMS - The Universal Military Simulator Rainbird Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1992

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH36167. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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