Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Tau Ceti (DOS)

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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.

Screenshots

Tau Ceti DOS Title Screen (CGA)
Tau Ceti DOS map view (where's that pesky robot?)
Tau Ceti DOS Pre game 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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The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1987 87 out of 100 87

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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))
Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519) added Tau Ceti (DOS) on Sep 01, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121016) and Martin Smith (63168)