25 years of Elite

Happy 25th Birthday Elite and may you always be considered an outstanding game.
 
I honestly find it astounding that this awesome game had trouble finding a publisher because it didn't have a high score table.  Lucky Acorn Soft weren't of the high score table / three lives mentality and released it on it's original platform the BBC Micro.  I remember using the BBC Micro at school with it's distinctive black keyboard and orange function keys, oh man do I feel old now.
 
BBC Micro:
MOS Technology 6502 chip running at 2MHz (the same processor used in the Atari 800 XL , Commodore VIC-20 and the Apple IIe etc.  It's direct successor the 6510 was used in the Commodore 64).
32K RAM
8 colours
640x256 pixel resolution
4 channel SN76489 sound chip
 
A mighty machine and worth a purchase just to play some of the BBC's games.

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