DescriptionA space simulation with elements from a number of other genres mixed in. Your mission is to destroy a robot army that has taken over a planet. Gameplay includes arcade sequences, where you fly your ship around and shoot the enemy robots; strategy elements, as you attempt to navigate and locate parts to repair the defense system; and even text-adventure elements, in the form of giving commands to your ship's computer.
- "Tau-Ceti: The Lost Star Colony" -- Alternate spelling
- "Tau Ceti: The Lost Star Colony" -- Thunder Mountain release title
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The Press Says
|Computer Gamer||Aug, 1986||18 out of 20||90|
|64'er||Aug, 1986||13 out of 15||87|
|64'er||Jan, 1989||13 out of 15||87|
|Happy Computer||1986||87 out of 100||87|
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Spectrum packagingThe Spectrum version comes in unusually shaped and slightly unwieldy packaging, which makes complete copies in good condition quite rare. They have been known to sell for over £30 on eBay.
- Commodore Format
- July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
- Computer Gamer
- February 1986 (issue #17) - Included in the list Spectrum Collection (the best Spectrum ZX games since 1985 by editorial staff choice)
- Happy Computer
- 1986 - Runner-up as Action Game of the Year
- Issue 04/1987 - #18 Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)
Related Web Sites
- Icemark Tau Ceti Page (Contains the full instructions plus controls (for the Spectrum version, but should be much the same))