Trivia: Elite

  • Port Overdosed: Despite having only one console port (for the NES, in Europe only), and having received no modern re-releases, the original Elite still qualifies for Port Overdosed status thanks to its complete smothering of the 80s home computer market.
  • Saved from Development Hell: Elite IV, having spent time in Development Hell for 17 years, was finally saved thanks to crowdfunding efforts, culminating in its release as Elite: Dangerous in 2014.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: One of the all-time classics is the Mirage ship in Frontier: Elite II. They wound up chucking it into a secrets guide (complete with made-up specifications) and added a Mirage II into Elite III: Frontier II: First Encounters.