DescriptionYou wish to make your fortune in China, in this adaptation of James Clavell's book. First job is to get enough of a loan to buy a ship; once you have this, and get a crew either by paying them or simply kidnapping them, you can begin trading.
The game has three main stages, and a number of different gameplay elements, largely allowing you choose your own path. Initially you walk the streets trying to get the right elements and people, then you head out onto the waters to head to other trading cities. Upon approaching other ships you can board them and do battle with their inhabitants.
- "Tai Pan" -- Alternate spelling (media)
Part of the Following Groups
|The best game of it's kind, but only after the Pirates!||Commodore 64||MurlocQ (20)|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Aug, 1987||93 out of 100||93|
|The Games Machine (UK)||ZX Spectrum||Oct, 1987||77 out of 100||77|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1987||755 out of 1000||76|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||Oct, 1987||697 out of 1000||70|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Nov, 1987||64 out of 100||64|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Oct, 1987||61 out of 100||61|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||Nov, 1987||5 out of 10||50|
|Happy Computer||Atari ST||Oct, 1987||35 out of 100||35|
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