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Tau Ceti (Amstrad CPC)

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Description

A 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.

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Tau Ceti Amstrad CPC The ship was destroyed.
Tau Ceti Amstrad CPC Skimming along
Tau Ceti Amstrad CPC Firing my lasers and I destroyed something.
Tau Ceti Amstrad CPC Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Tau-Ceti: The Lost Star Colony" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Tau Ceti: The Lost Star Colony" -- Thunder Mountain release title

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Awards

  • 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))
Martin Smith (63198) added Tau Ceti (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 12, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116307), Martin Smith (63198) and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519)