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It was the eighties equivalent of school catchment squatting
in your face.
Did you know at one point there were more copies of Elite sold than there were machines able to play them? fact.
but with the Plus 3 upgrade :)
Intergalactic slave trading? Check!
Intergalactic Narcotics smuggling? Check!
Persuaded them on the basis that it was 'educational'.
Wrote a few crap programs but mostly played Elite on it. Only got as far as Dangerous, never Deadly and certainly never Elite.
It loaded in about 10 minutes from cassette.
Tell the kids today that and they'd never believe you.
'Right on commander'