iPhone: Elite Collection

12-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Elite Collection

This came out today in Europe, dont think its out in the US till January.

Theres a few games you get with it and a couple of in app packs to buy (cheap price)

Introductory price 69p (99c) for now. Had a few goes on it, couple of nice games, plus the Ipad version is iCade compatible. Heard of a few nice games coming in future app packs so looking forward to those.

Bruce Lee was recently taken off the C64 app and is now in this Elite one. A classic game from the 80's. Looking forward to seeing future games, would love it if they could include 16 bit Amiga/Atari ST games as well.

Included with the app

Singles (included)

Batty (8 bit Arkanoid clone)
Frank Brunos Boxing (Classic punchout game from the 80's for the 8 bits)

Collections (included)

Elite collection (UK) (Uridium, Buggy Boy, First Samurai)
Alternative Reality - (Black Magic and two versions of Alternative Reality)
Elite colllection (German) - Bundesliga Manager, but Enforcer and Denaris look great shoot em ups

In app shop

- You can buy Bruce Lee (a classic), this should be surely a single rather than a pack to buy ?

- Also Barbarian which includes Barbarian, Cauldron and Sacred Armour of Antiriad

- Gremlin Collection, Alternative collection, Software Projects collection

Some good games in it, a few seem to be available already in the ZX Spectrum app though so i'm not buying both twice. Nice to see games from other systems though. Hopefully there'll be some great 8 bit games coming in the future in the in app purchases.
12-16-2011, 05:29 PM
Originally Posted by Magnum0ik View Post
I just played Uridium and experienced no stuttering of any kind. Neither graphics or music.

You can edit the controls for each game. I have this set to joystick and fire button so purely thumb and single finger for me in use.

I also have the c64 app and this works just as well. If anything, the way the controls can be remapped in Elite is better.

Worked well, no issues.
It does stutter and the title music has desync issues on the iPad 2 - after a reset, with a non-pirated, original copy of the game, under 5.0.1. (On older hardware, these issues are even worse.) Will quickly shoot a comparative video of the two titles (Manomio vs this, the former running on the much slower iPad 1 but still delivering much better performance.)
12-17-2011, 01:59 AM
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Thats strange as it seems fine to me.

Im running an ipad 2 5.01. (Not jailbroken and original purchased game).

I would be interested to see what the videos show. Afterall it has been about 20-25 years since I played the "proper" copy of Uridium.

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12-18-2011, 09:34 AM

....mine (on Elite) work fine with both iCade and ICP.
01-10-2012, 11:18 PM
Originally Posted by slamraman View Post
....mine (on Elite) work fine with both iCade and ICP.
Can you tell me how you got the iCade to work with the Elite app. I just got my setup today and can't figure out how to get them to work.
03-31-2013, 08:13 AM
Note from Elite - the publisher of these apps.


Do you own the previously released:

- ‘Retro Games’ and / or
- ‘Elite Collection’ apps?

Have you purchased the new 'C64: Elite Collection / Free' apps?

If so, then please note that support for the previously released apps has been discontinued.

Consequently, should you wish to do so, you may apply for a refund of the purchase price of the previously released apps, plus the purchase price of any associated in-app content.

Please see the description of the previously released apps at the iTunes App Store for details.
08-20-2014, 04:40 AM
Any word of a return to the App Store soon? Was hoping to get my hands on one of those keyboards.
08-20-2014, 04:48 AM
Originally Posted by FlightOfTheFelines View Post
Any word of a return to the App Store soon? Was hoping to get my hands on one of those keyboards.
Might be some time till these come back. The huge issue was that many of the developers were never paid royalties. The devs took Elite to court who started finally paying out. But the devs dont want their games associated with the Elite app so for now i cant believe theres many left to add to the Elite app

The issue is if that bluetooth keyboard is ONLY for the Elite games (which it was at one stage) then there wont be many to play !! Be interesting to see what happens.

But i doubt you'll see the Elite speccy app back at any point soon

Sad state of affairs, loved Elite back in the 80's, spoke to them a fair bit about iOS apps and testing and then all this happened, gutted
08-20-2014, 06:19 AM
I remember all these n played them loads!!
I started on a vic20 before going c64 then it was the amiga