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Tau Ceti

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Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
Atari ST
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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.


Tau Ceti ZX Spectrum Whatever it is its firing at me. Neither the enemy fire nor our own is especially accurate.....
Tau Ceti Commodore 64 I destroyed something
Tau Ceti ZX Spectrum ... and also indestructible. A collision was inevitable. This triggers a 'Game Over' sequence where the main window cycles through bright colours while the central black area gets smaller
Tau Ceti ZX Spectrum ... and destroyed

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 Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1986 9 out of 10 90
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 13 out of 15 87
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1987 87 out of 100 87


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  • 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))
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