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Tau Ceti

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad PCW
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Commodore 64
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Amstrad CPC
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3.8
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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 ZX Spectrum Sometimes infra red vision is needed. A hit on the target is still not guaranteed though
Tau Ceti Amstrad CPC Ready to launch
Tau Ceti Commodore 64 I destroyed something
Tau Ceti Atari ST Game over

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
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 18 out of 20 90
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 87 out of 100 87
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1987 87 out of 100 87
64'er Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 13 out of 15 87

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Trivia

Awards

  • 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))
Contributed to by Kabushi (122912), Martin Smith (63130) and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519)