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  • Publisher: Elite Systems Ltd
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 17.7 MB
  • Version: v1.0
  • Price: $1.99
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Torture Trouble (a game for 8-bit personal / home computers released in 1992) is one of THE defining games of the early 1990s.

The Torture Trouble HD app will be offered as an in-app purchase from within the Elite Collection HD app. (The in-app will be priced at £0.69/0.79/US$0.99 and it may include one or more other 8-bit games).

The Torture Trouble HD app is also available in this stand-alone form. It does not include any other 8-bit games but it does include an infinite lives version.

The Torture Trouble HD app is the near-100% original 8-bit game, as programmed by John Rowlands with graphics by his brother Steve Rowlands and published by Apex Computer Productions in 1992 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our Elite Collection HD technology.

- portrait and landscape play / display modes
- iDaptive (user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls
- (Google: "Tiny URL 22qh8hl") for more info
- auto save, on exiting the game
- authentic '8-Bit' sound
- iCade compatible

About Torture Trouble: The game is composed of three islands, each with a set of stages that have to be completed. During torture screens, interludes, and island hoppin' levels, bonus coins can be gathered for extra lives. These levels offer a Heath Robinson situation in which one of Clyde's children has been placed. The player must figure out which actions to take in order to free his child. For example, in the first level shown in the screenshot, the player must navigate over the stepping stones and push the bomb down to the loose rock; then he must kill the monster in the middle and light the bomb. After this is done, the player must shoot the switch that is attached to the bicycle, detaching it from the generator and freeing his child. If this is not done in time, the child will be transported by the conveyor belt until he is under the rock-crushing machine, at which point he will be reduced to pulp. Following each torture screen are the interludes. These levels are fairly straight-forward. A monster at the top right of the screen will throw Clyde's child over the edge. The player must then use the stretcher as a trampoline, bouncing the child safely to the other side. After two torture screens and two interludes come the demon screens. The player must kill three demons of increasing size, by kicking small animals secreted from a Bug-O-Matic into pneumatic tubes at either end of the screen. After clearing an island, it is time to move onto the next island. During Island Hoppin', Clyde is wearing scuba gear and must transport his children across a series of islands while avoiding various dangerous animals & monsters. After the last demon family has been destroyed, an end sequence follows wherein Clyde and his children capture the last remaining monster and kill it with a chainsaw.

About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.

Elite Systems Ltd's comments:
20th July, 2012 – Lichfield, Staffs, United Kingdom


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Elite Systems, the long established UK based developer and electronic publisher of games for portable, mobile and other devices has confirmed the Apps (full title, “World of RETRO Computer GAMES”) have been scheduled for re-release during the weekend of 20th July, 2012.

App Store links (valid from weekend of 20th July, 2012):

“RETRO GAMES / HD”: App - £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99 / All 3 Packs – FREE*
iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/retro-games/id503582150?ls=1&mt=8
iPad - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/retro-games-hd/id503584206?ls=1&mt=8
“RETRO GAMES FREE / HD”: App - FREE / All 3 Packs - £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99
iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/retro-games-free/id512963292?ls=1&mt=8
iPad - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/retro-games-free-hd/id512934307?ls=1&mt=8

Commenting upon the launch plans, Elite’s MD Steve Wilcox said,

“The Apps provide the opportunity to build a collection, of the most popular RETRO computer GAMES from the 80s and 90s, in two great ways

1. Download ‘Retro Games’ to receive SUMMER GAMES and to get 9 more classic 8-bit home computer games for NO ADDITIONAL FEE! (Including, Jon Freeman’s masterly strategy game, ARCHON).
Then, collect up to 100 classic 8-bit home computer games as they’re added to the In-App Shop each month.

2. Alternatively, download ‘Retro Games Free’ to receive SUMMER GAMES for FREE and to get 9 more classic 8-bit home computer games for a MODEST ADDITIONAL FEE – £0.69/Euro0.79/US$0.99. (Including, Jon Freeman’s masterly strategy game, ARCHON).
Then, collect up to 100 classic 8-bit home computer games as they’re added to the In-App Shop each month.

Commenting upon the launch plans, Elite’s MD Steve Wilcox said,

“The Worldwide re-launch of the Apps will take place just before this Summer’s Games and from the outset they will feature some truly-classic, 80s, Anglo-American, 8-bit home computer games in their near-100% original form. With the first and each subsequent monthly update of the Apps, more games will be added to the ‘In-App Shop’, offering a total of one hundred retro games to collect.”

Speaking further about the Apps, Elite® MD Steve Wilcox said,

“Both Apps come bundled with Epyx’ benchmark track & field game, “SUMMER GAMES” and in total, this initial release contains (or offers as an In-App purchase) 10 near-100% original 8-bit home computer games, including three three-game packs:

Pack 1 – Price: FREE*
1. ARCHON (Free Fall Games)
2. BRUCE LEE (Datasoft)
3. INFILTRATOR (Chris Gray Enterprises)

Pack 2 – Price: FREE*
1. BLACK MAGIC (Datasoft)

Pack 3 – Price: FREE*
2. MONTY ON THE RUN (Gremlin Graphics)
(also known as DEATH SWORD (Epyx))”

“Subsequently, additional games will be available to collect in 2 unique ways:

- 30 separate packs, each of 3 games, available from the ‘In-App Shop’ each priced at £0.69/Euro0.79/US$0.99
- all 100 games for a MASSIVELY discounted price (basically the price of a movie ticket).

“We’re committed to improving and further developing the Apps in the weeks and months ahead and to adding to the ‘In-App Shop’ further packs and games such as, we hope:

Access Software’s LEADERBOARD GOLF
Free Fall Games’ ARCHON II: ADEPT
Geoff Crammond’s STUNT CAR RACER
Ozark Softscape’s M.U.L.E and much more.”

A short promotional video is available to view here: http://www.youtube.com

NOTE FOR EDITORS: ‘RETRO GAMES / HD’ iOS Apps were released weekend of 6th April, 2012. Elite removed the apps from the App Store on18th May, 2012 because of conflicting claims regarding the ownership of the then included game “Tales Of The Unknown”. Ahead of the re-release of the ‘RETRO GAMES / HD’ iOS Apps, “Tales Of The Unknown” has been removed and "Summer Games" has been added. At the time of writing, the conflicting claims regarding the ownership “Tales Of The Unknown” remain unresolved.

For further information please contact: Steve Wilcox, Elite®
Tel. + 44 (0) 154 326 8826 Mail paperboy@elite-systems.co.uk Web www.elite-systems.co.uk

About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984 and is one of Europe’s most long established developers and publishers of entertainment software. ... a previous iteration of Elite’s technology, was behind the successful launch of some 150 ZX Spectrum games as iOS Apps.

A unique feature of the Apps is Elite’s much-vaunted iDaptive Controls (i.e. user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass controls), an instructional video for which can be found by Googling “Tiny URL 22qh8hl” and here: http://tinyurl.com/22qh8hl Other features of all of the Apps include:
- ‘auto save’ on exiting any game
- portrait and landscape play / display modes
- authentic sound
- support for Ion Audio’s iCade controller

Additionally, Elite has settled upon releasing a small number of the near-100% original 8-bit home computer games each month as stand-alone Apps, (as well as making them available as In-App purchases).

App Store links:

“ARCHON / HD”: App Price - £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99
iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/archon/id510611320?ls=1&mt=8"
iPad - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/archon-hd/id510346029?ls=1&mt=8"
“BARBARIAN / HD”: App Price - £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99
iPhone - http://tinyurl.com/7sorol7
iPad - http://tinyurl.com/8xjmk7u
“INFILTRATOR / HD”: App Price - £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99
iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/infiltrator/id513860238?ls=1&mt=8
iPad - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/infiltrator-hd/id513849530?ls=1&mt=8
“LORDS OF CHAOS / HD”: App Price - £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99
iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lords-of-chaos/id485689153?ls=1&mt=8
iPad - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lords-of-chaos-hd/id485689925?ls=1&mt=8
“TORTURE TROUBLE / HD”: App Price - £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99
iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/torture-trouble/id486482249?ls=1&mt=8
iPad - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/torture-trouble-hd/id486480378?ls=1&mt=8
10-19-2012, 04:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Lichfield, England
Posts: 24
ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD

ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD
October 2012

Use the "Buy Vol. 3-26" button to buy the next twenty four 'Collections' (Vol. #3 to Vol. #26) from the in-App 'shop' and SAVE 65% compared to the price of buying each 'Collection' separately.

Offer available to both existing and new owners of the App.

Download the App

Twitter: @elite_systems (follow us)

Email: paperboy@elite-systems.co.uk (contact us)

Web: http://tinyurl.com/97xafzq (link to us)

New / Free update coming next week.
03-31-2013, 08:07 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Lichfield, England
Posts: 24
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.
07-20-2013, 05:39 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Lichfield, England
Posts: 24
Pre-release Testers Required - R.P.G. (Universal iOS App)


Pre-release Testers Required - R.P.G. (Universal iOS App)

we're looking for about 20 knowledgeable, current or lapsed R.P.G. players, to "test and suggest" our upcoming iOS app.

The iOS app includes a well known 1980s R.P.G. game, in its near 100% original form and is scheduled for release in Aug '13.

Players with fond memories and a good knowledge of the genre and era are welcome to tell us about themselves their knowledge of 1980s R.P.Gs. by email to:


Since the iOS app has not yet been announced, all involved will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and retain all they learn about the iOS app, in confidence.

Feel free to re-post this message elsewhere and to spread the word about this opportunity.

Regards - Steve Wilcox, Elite