Download Starband Space Trading Game apk 3.13 free for Android smartphone

18 Nov
Starband Space Trading Game

Posted by Phantomapps in Arcade | Nov. 18, 2015 | 44 Comments

Apk file size: 19.0 MB


Starband is a space exploration and trading game based on the classic 1984 computer space game 'Elite'.

The goal, apart from survival, is to amass as much money as possible, fit out your ship to the highest specs, and make it to Elite status.

Travel the galaxy stamping out pirates, become a peaceful trader avoiding trouble, or become a notorious dealer in illegal goods. The choice is yours.

Starband provides literally hours upon hours of gameplay. Containing over 60 planets for you to traverse across 6 galactic sectors, 12 different upgrades for your ship, 8 different add-ons, lots of discoverable encounters, loads of enemies, and a ton of randomly generated missions. There are 5 categories of enemy ships (some are passive unless provoked) and combat is in real-time.

Watch your legal status! If you start breaking the law, police will be on the lookout for you.

You can view the game guide here: (also accessible from within the app).

There are hidden encounters and storylines in each sector, can you find them?

This game is free to play for Sectors 1 and 2. To unlock Sectors 3-6 you need to install the Starband Unlocker App.

App permissions are for the backup/restore function (save/restore game to SDCard).

Feedback/suggestions/bug reports are always welcome. Problem? Let us know. We would love to hear your comments.

Keywords: Space Star Band Game Trader Trading RPG Cargo Ship Traders Explore Exploration Laser Hull Shields Commodities Galactic Galaxy Story Trade Spaceship Role Playing Pirate Police Epic EVE Online Bounty Hunter Starbase Elite Frontier Freelancer

Whats new

    - this app is not compatible with Android Marshmallow 6.0
    - added tablet support.
    - updated some graphics.
    - final layout tweak (for now).
    - some graphics updated.
    - squished another bug.
    - kill count issue has been fixed.
    - more layout tweaks.
    - layout tweaks.
    - fix for sporadic crashes in combat/game over screens.
    - New combat screen and game engine with all graphics updated. More precise control, ships now fly in 3d space.

Phantomapps part of our Arcade and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Nov. 18, 2015. Google play rating is 71.2184. Current verison is 3.13. Actual size 19.0 MB.

Download starband-space-trading-game.apk 19.0 MB


Mark Askew

Started game didn't get anywhere when launched. Spent at least 5 minutes in hyperspace on first launch flyby'ed a ship still nothing happened for a while till I used the back key then went back into game & was immediately attacked & killed just outside the destination, Can you put some sort of indication of direction & distance remaining, Also volume sliders for the various volumes. Can you make an option of loading 3d models into game for spacecraft etc. Are you going to make an upgraded version of gazzillionair too????!!???

Italo Barbiero

Stupid game It gives missions that you can't accomplish without buying the paid version.

Ivan Lukic

It's a very "good" game.Only needs flying like elite.

orbistech ltd

David hosegood This is elite I was elite in original version have a couple of suggestions possibly give option of interactive fight between other players . Hae option of being police as a player. Love that you get fined when you go to court if you have done anything wrong. And really like you can set your skill level .I set mine to hard makes game tougher and more fun . Finally bought game today . Top marks to the developers of this game now back to Geide prime

Mii Naame

Very good elite clone

Götz Ahrens

Great but... The only problem keeping me from rating this highly is that the system doesn't recognise my kills which means some missions can't be completed. Why's that? Please fix!

Ephraim Shepard

Fix and I'll buy full game (would be the only game I ever payed for) Fun it is like elite witch I loved. There are a few things that rune the game though.#1 controls major suck you can't see coz your finger is in the way you it is hard to kill anything when you can't see it coz your finger is covering everything (needs tilt control).#2needs landing and takeoff from space station like elite had you can't even fly in the sector your in after landing only goto New sectors.#3 in sector jump needs disabled if another ship is in the area (like elite) to easy to just avoid everythi

Piyar Dubyoo

Can forgive the basic design But the combat system is terrible

mikki greer

This is impossible There's no control and no way to predict trade

Gordon Crosher

Classic Space Trader! Great! Less like Elite imho, and more like a very slick version of the classic Space Trader game. The original Space Trader combat system was probably better though, I reckon; it's just really difficult to do a dynamic combat system nicely on a touch screen. The turn based system of the original could allow for more tactical and graphically interesting combat sequences. But a really nice app in all other respects!

Steven Kirkland

Great 4x'ish for Android Auto fire in options saves my thumb and sanity. It was actually the ultimate reason I decided to buy the pro unlocker. It was frustrating getting chain killed because I couldn't tap fast enough. So what, I'm old.

jack galler

Very good star trader, marketplace works well. Transportation could use an upgrade, but it's tolerable.

Smee Self

Elite The trading part's pretty good, the combat is horrible! (on an S4 anyway)

Andrew Parsons

Loved Elite so love the idea Like the trading and the story line, but combat really is pants. Would love to give this a 5 but not even close

mayank kumar

Good game..edit after update Excellent addictive game with simple graphics but a solid gameplay if one enjoys trading strategy games. Thanks for the bug fixes Dev. The game works like a charm now. :-) excellent work and prompt fix. Now definitely worth the buy.

Steve Jones

Starband Loved the standard game so much (reminds me of many hours playing Elite as a kid) I just had to go pro, for 79p it just had to be done!!

Rista Rarzim

didn't like tried this game for 5 minutes. Couldn't figure out how to shoot the enemy ships, even with auto fire on which didn't work.

William Thornton

Starband Cool game easy to play if your not used to these sort of games, I had trouble buying the unlock for it but that was an account problem. Will kill hours off without realising

Sam Stone

Awesome This is a great game. I highly recommend it. I will buy the full version. The only problem is it isn't compatible with my tablet. It only installs on my phone. Please make it tablet compatible.

phil Robinson

Absolutely fantastic. Simple little game thats both fun and engaging. Takes me back 20 years to the old amstrad days. Just needs a few more ships and maybe some more weapons hours of fun for 80 pence. Beats gta and assains creed for value every day of the week. And its in in pocket BRILLIANT

Martin Cheese

Great reminder of my Elite days Captures the spirit and style of elite well. Would be lovely to see features like the radar also. Would also be nice to have docking recreated somehow. Shame I have been paying only a few days and feel like I've done most of it. Fully upgraded and visited all sectors. Well keep playing to improve my rating and see what happens though.

David Tannen

Just like Elite This game implements Elite pretty completely. Only question is how to upgrade to a better ship

Aimee Lanning

Cool idea, major display issues I love the concept of this game. Unfortunately, I'm having major display issues (specifically during the hyperspace sequences) that render it mostly unplayable.

Dan Slack

Fun diversion Gives me my Elite fix, at least for a little while when I don't have time for a PC game.

Logan MacBride

Great Really husband has lots of content and no ads. I'm thinking of going pto to support the authors

Ivan Lavinia

Elite clone Nice game reminds me of elite. Too bad that there is no radar otherwise is perfect.

Dave Wray

Game control Please make the game controls easier. Swiping the screen is rubbish. Combat is impossible at the moment. Please change to tilt screen, much easier and responsive.

Charles Harrison

Cool but You can't even do the first mission unless you buy doesn't make me want to buy.

Leigh Bain

Great game. I love games like this. This is a great space trading game which reminds me of Elite back in the day. Great game!

Ed Emerson

Ok fun to play Crashes way to much

Jerald Tuck Jr

Great Game I have the unlocked version and having so much fun. Lots to do. Worth the upgrade.

Michael Price

Very fun! This game is a lot of fun and very addicting. The main part of the game is trading, which is complex because prices are always changing, and there's also combat and missions. It's a lot like the space age in "Spore."

Halie Symmons

Just what I was looking for. Was disappointed when searching 'frontier' & 'elite' came up empty. Tried dosbox but couldn't get it to work. This is exactly what I wanted from the moment I got a droid. Thank you :)

brian wingard

Outstanding!!!!!!"" If you like space traders this is similar except this has action battles instead of text base very well done worth the update at $1:21

A Google User

Seems impossible... Seems impossible to win the very first, unavoidable battle.

Victor Zhukov

Very nice or even Exelent Good old Elite. It would be great if flying will be not only pew-pew. I want to dock to station, refueling from sun. Flying model is best for phone. Please expand it! (sorry for my broken English.) P.s. Starband is good tiny game. It is good looking, usefull menus, nice music, meditation gameplay. I think that subway going to be not so bore with Starband. :)

Muhamad Gauzal

I like it It's like Star Trader i used to play on Palm OS days, but with better graphics and larger universe. But I think I also enjoy it like i had enjoyed playing Freelancer on my PC even with less graphics. I love space exploration + trading games. Seriously considering buying the unlocker to gain access to other sectors and encounters.

Ted Achenbach

Saweet Elite on my phone. What more so you want?!

Barry Odins

Starband Game is good, but little to no help with trading tactics to help out novices apart from that it's enjoyable for loosing yourself for a couple hrs

Wilf Moralee

Doesn't open on 6.0

Steven K

Star band pretty good Had fun playing it at 2 in the morning, nice and challenging.

Evgueni Fourman

Err... "Doesn't work on marshmallow " :(

Daniel Strom

Crashes immediately with no error (other than the standard system message) on start.

tim Brick

Until it works on android again it's a 1 star

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