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Elite
Platform: Amiga Amstrad Apple II Atari BBC Micro Commodore 64 DOS NES ZX Spectrum Genre: Arcade Strategy Action Simulation Developers: David Braben Ian Bell Publishers: Rainbird Acornsoft Firebird Imagineer Released:

Elite is a seminal space trading video game, originally published by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers. The game's title derives from one of the player's goals of raising their combat rating to the exalted heights of "Elite."

Elite was one of the first home computer games to use wire-frame 3D graphics with hidden line removal. Another novelty was the inclusion of The Dark Wheel, a novella by Robert Holdstock which influenced new players with insight into the moral and legal codes to which they might aspire.