Amstrad CPC Elite Information
Elite was released for the Amstrad CPC brand of machines, in both tape and disc format, by Firebird in 1985. It was a faithful and fairly standard version of the original game.
As with the Spectrum version, memory restrictions mean there are fewer types of ships compared to the BBC disc version, although the dangerous Fer-de-Lance does survive. There are also some hidden missions for the commander to enjoy.
Click on the image to the right to view the complete Amstrad CPC Elite package
To celebrate their 100th edtion, Amstrad Action magazine featured Elite on its cover tape in January 1994. Full instructions for playing the game were included in the magazine itself, for the benefit of the few players who had not encountered the game up to that point.
The Amstrad CPC was a popular computer around the world and when Elite was released it was available in a number of languages.
Another popular market for the game was Germany, where the Amstrad CPC was known as the Schneider CPC.
Playing Amstrad Elite on your PC