Elite 48/128 Version
The regular 48K game failed to work on the new 128K machines, so a new version of the game was released, without the contraption that was the lenslock which was universally hated by players, who would have to fight to get into the game they had paid for.
As for the game itself, although not as smooth or fast as the BBC original, the team at Torus delivered a sterling conversion that sold very well and many Spectrum fans consider it to be one of the systems top games.
One of the first sandbox type games, it is a space trading game, where the player can buy and sell goods, flying between planets in the process. Upgrades to the ship such as better lazers can be purchased, as well as things such as docking computers to make life easier.
Space dog fights are also common as pirates will try and steal your cargo, and if you are unlucky, take your life as well.
The player starts the game with a harmless status, working all the up to Elite, judged on how many kills have been achieved.
The player does not have to play as good, they can choose to be a pirate and steal other ship's cargo.
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