Classic Games – Frontier Elite II

Frontier Elite II Loading Title Screen
Frontier Elite II Loading Title Screen

THE STORY

Frontier Elite II was released in 1984 as a sequel to Elite. It was a massive step forward in gaming and the first realistic + enjoyable space simulator made. It was not just about shooting other spaceships, the main aim was to build up your wealth and status as a spaceship commander.

FRONTIER ELITE II INTRO SEQUENCE

Frontier Elite II Game Cover

The Music

One of the main things I remember from playing Frontier Elites II as a child is the music and how well it fitted in with space travel. It changed depending on what you were doing like when docking Blue Danube would play reminding you of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey while leaving hyperspace would play Grieg – Hall of the Mountain King making you feel a bit uneasy as you jetted away from your hyperspace cloud before pirates could track you down and open fire! Here is the full list:
-In The Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg
-Frontier Main Theme – David Lowe (original music)
-Baba Yaga – Modest Mussorgsky
-Night on Bare Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
-Frontier Second Theme – David Lowe (original music)
-Ride of the Valkyries – Richard Wagner
-The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss II
-The Great Gates of Kiev – Modest Mussorgsky

FRONTIER ELITE II TIPS

At the beginning of the game sell everything on your ship including the drive, scanner, automatic pilot etc… Then fit a passenger cabin. Go to the bulletin board and take on the first job for transporting someone somewhere. When They are on board your ship, go to the new and reconditioned ships section and select to buy a ship that costs less then yours is worth (you’ll know this because the price will be a minus figure). Then click on buy and the message ‘You can not buy a new ship with passengers on board’ will appear. But they will give you the trade in price anyway. If you keep clicking on the buy button they will keep giving you the money for the ship and you can get really rich!

Frontier Elite II Game Cover

Frontier Elite II Game Cover

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Classic Games – Frontier First Encounters

Frontier First Encounters Loading Title Screen

Frontier First Encounters Loading Title Screen

THE STORY

Frontier: First Encounters (FFE) is the third in a science-fiction game series, all of them set in the same universe. This universe is shown to the player as a fully 3D virtual reality-view through the windows of a spacecraft of your choice. This universe contains other ships to interact with, space stations to dock with, planets to land on, etc.

Your ?rst vision of the Galaxy is the starport of Old Blackelk on the planet Hope, a terraformed planet with a jungle-based ecosystem in the solar system of Gateway (so called because it is the natural entry point to the group of systems banded together to make the Alliance of independent Systems).

FRONTIER ELITE II INTRO SEQUENCE



Frontier Elite II Game Cover

ELITE TIPS

No walkthroughs/tips submitted for this game yet – be the first to submit one on the junglebiscuit.com forums

Frontier First Encounters Game Cover

Frontier First Encounters Game Cover

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Introduction To Elite Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous is a game that is currently in production and shall be the fourth game in the Elite series. It is basically a space simulation game where the player is able to pick their own role be it a trader, explorer, miner, pirate, bounty hunter or combat pilot. Frontier have been trying to gather funds for this project for many years but were unable until they decided to do it through Kickstarter. Elite is due to be released in March 2014 on Windows.

The aim of the game is to “Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally – trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.”

Factions
There are three major factions, the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance.  Players can also compete in galaxy-wide faction challenges and contribute by completing mission goals and earn rewards. The outcome determines faction powers, territorial control, and what each faction does next.

Player status and rank
There are four player status levels, for combat, CQC Championship, exploration and trading, depending on accomplishments. Certain status or rank can grant access to a number of systems which require a permit. Benefits of some systems include ship discount prices.

Screenshots:

Elite screenshot - Sun
Elite screenshot – Sun