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From the Forum Question 47

Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:00 am

Guys, it’s question time again. Sorry it's a little late finding its way up here but we're blaming the Christmas break.

What's your favourite moment in Elite?

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Post by yakmag » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:03 am

Entering 'Witchspace' and trying (failing) to shoot the Thargoids.

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Post by felgekarp » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:40 am

I've never played it, can someone pick one for me?
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Post by sirclive1 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:39 am

Skiving off school in 85 to play it !
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Post by TMR » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:47 am

i never got past the title music on the C64 version really, so it'd have to be that.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:48 am

The loading screen on the C64 and then watching some paint dry (which was much quicker and much more fun)

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Post by Dudley » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:49 am

Turning it off and playing a good game.
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Post by SirClive » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:09 am

The moment I got a docking computer and the game actaully became playable!
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:15 am

Elite or L33t? I'm no good at either. :(
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Post by Smurph » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:28 am

Playing Elite 2.

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Post by RocketRanger » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:50 am

The manual....."Welcome aboard this Cobra Mk III trading and combat craft....."

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Post by Scapegoat » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:17 am

Realising how much more fun Star Raiders was.

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:24 am

Oh come on you lot ! Everyone loved it in the 80's, so easy to knock it now !! Loved this game back then, hasnt aged well though !

Quite a few favourite moments in Elite, making a huge deal and making a ton of profit is great but the favourite....

Leaving a space station, turning around and blasting it and seeing how long i can last before the police kill me was quite fun.

Forward 20 odd years later and i'm doing the same in GTA !

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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:33 am

psj3809 wrote:Oh come on you lot ! Everyone loved it in the 80's, so easy to knock it now !! Loved this game back then, hasnt aged well though !
On the contrary, hated it in the 80s / 90s / 00s, will hate it in the 10s / 20s / 30s / 40s but hope to be long dead by the 50s - If not, I will hate it then, even though I won't know who I am and will prob censored my pants every 30 minutes!
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Post by rossi46 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:37 am

I watched my mate play it for a hour, then pretended to be interested as he raved about it, then I went back out on my bike cursing the nerds who had robbed me of an hour of my life I'd never get back.

That was in the 80s - I don't think I'd get much from it now.
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