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Old 23-07-2005, 08:19   #1
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Name that game (Help please)

Can anyone tell me the name of the old BBc micro game. The one where you flew around buying stuff in space stations and then selling it at another one. Bloody thing is on the tip of my tongue

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Old 23-07-2005, 08:21   #2
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Old 23-07-2005, 08:33   #3
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That's the one

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Jebus i used to love playing Elite on my brothers Atari ST. Any one know if there's an equivalent for PC now?
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Old 25-07-2005, 18:58   #5
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How can you not remember the name Elite? It's like more famous than Lara Croft!
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Old 25-07-2005, 19:35   #6
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you can download emulators and EVERY game ever released for the BBC & Electron here:

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/

they are freeware now, so you can enjoy Elite once more
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Wish that site had images. There is a game I used to play all the time on the BBC when I was younger, but I can't remember the name at all. I know it was in some type of castle, and you moved from screen to screen solving puzzles.


EDIT : Citadel sounds familiar

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I used to play this game on my Gameboy, it involved these different shapes falling down....
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There is a perfectly good PC version of Elite, I think they may had done a modded graphics for it as well

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Wish that site had images. There is a game I used to play all the time on the BBC when I was younger, but I can't remember the name at all. I know it was in some type of castle, and you moved from screen to screen solving puzzles.


EDIT : Citadel sounds familiar
it does!! click on software on the left hand side and you should be able to see them. Are you thinking of "Citadel" maybe? or jet set willy ?
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How can you not remember the name Elite? It's like more famous than Lara Croft!
I know, I know. It was on the tip of my tongue, honest

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I used to play this game on my Gameboy, it involved these different shapes falling down....
Grrrrrr

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Jebus i used to love playing Elite on my brothers Atari ST. Any one know if there's an equivalent for PC now?
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Elite 2:Frontier and Frontier2, which were effectively Elite with better graphics, although VERY dated now.
Nearest thing currently available is X2:The Threat, which has a very similar feel and fantastic graphics.
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I used to play this game on my Gameboy, it involved these different shapes falling down....
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I was a huge fan of Elite back in the BBC Micro days, in fact most of my family were! Nowadays I've moved into the online multiplayer world of EVE Online, which was in fact developed by people who wanted a bigger better version of Elite with real people interacting. It's not exactly the same thing, but it satisfies my Elite urges quite nicely... (and looks very pretty)
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Elite 2:Frontier and Frontier2, which were effectively Elite with better graphics, although VERY dated now.
Nearest thing currently available is X2:The Threat, which has a very similar feel and fantastic graphics.
You could give Privateer a go too, although that's a bit long in the tooth now.
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you can download emulators and EVERY game ever released for the BBC & Electron here:

http://www.stairwaytohell.com/

they are freeware now, so you can enjoy Elite once more
Lies!!

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Elite 2:Frontier and Frontier2, which were effectively Elite with better graphics, although VERY dated now.
Nearest thing currently available is X2:The Threat, which has a very similar feel and fantastic graphics.
Don't forget Freelancer , which came out about 2years ago. Plays alot like the old elite games but obviously with much better graphics
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