Elite (Mega Drive)

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System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega 32X
Publisher: Sony Electronic Publishing
Developer: Hybrid Technology
Planned release date(s): 1994-11[1][2][3][4]
Genre: Simulation
Number of players: 1
Status of prototype(s): Tech demo released

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Elite is an unreleased Sega Mega Drive game developed by Hybrid Technology in 1994. It is assumed, though not confirmed, to have been an enhanced port of the 1984 BBC Micro and Acorn Electron game, Elite - numerous official ports of the game were released between 1984 and 1991, but none as late as 1994 (though a Game Boy version set to be released in the same time frame was also scrapped).

The game was announced in mid-1994[5] and at one point set for a November 1994 release date, however Sony pulled out of the project, leaving the game without a publisher[6]. Despite talks of the team continuing to work on a Sega 32X version and a unique Mega Drive/32X hybrid cartridge[6], a publisher was never found and the project was cancelled.

Ian Bell, one of the original developers of Elite, released a very early tech demo of the Mega Drive version to the public.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
SHA-1 909fc58a5e04c1fedf6242de06a91e3016100292
512kB Ian Bell's website game.bin Download.svg (56 kB) (info)
Sega Mega Drive
SHA-1 930ced331058311b19ad7b03b3b689252a02c8e8
512kB Ian Bell's website soaker.bin Download.svg (55 kB) (info)
Sega Mega Drive
SHA-1 9efbc5778e0c2e90c0b2a0497ff836f2343fc592
512kB Ian Bell's website viewer.bin Download.svg (55 kB) (info)

Magazine articles

Main article: Elite (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

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