Commodore Amiga Elite Information

By 1988, the 16-bit machines had started to take over, and the obvious game to show off those machines' capabilities was Elite. This version, released by Firebird, ushered in a new era of graphical sophistication whilst leaving the basic game unchanged. Several missions exist within the game, one of which rewards the player with a cloaking device for the ship.

The owners of Firebird decided to launch a new software label later in 1988 and named it Rainbird. As far as Elite was concerned, that meant new box artwork. Whilst the Firebird release stuck with the wording from the 8-bit versions on the back of the box, the Rainbird box had a new description of the game, plus a quote from Ahoy Magazine.

Click on the pictures below to view the complete packages from both the Firebird and Rainbird versions of Commodore Amiga Elite.

Playing Amiga Elite on your PC

1. Download a Commodore Amiga Emulator, such as WinUAE
2. Download the game from Ian Bell's Elite Page