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Space School Simulator: The Academy (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

Pete Cooke's follow-up to the previous space shooter-explorer takes things away from the Tau Ceti setting. Players take the role of a student at an academy for advanced piloting. There they need to solve 20 simulated missions on a wide range of planets.

The self-contained missions mean that the game uses the Tau Ceti structure and theme, without the causality of previous decisions having an effect on later choices. This reduces the complexity of management. Although players can customize the ships, including giving them names of your choice, the game comes with supplied ones include a variety that should suit many different circumstances.

Whichever vehicle is chosen, players will control it from a 1st person perspective and a series of controls. All ships skim over the surface of the planet and feature weapons. Most missions will involve destroying rogue robots enemies. Players will have to dock with buildings to refuel or move on to a different planet.

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Space School Simulator: The Academy ZX Spectrum Game over
Space School Simulator: The Academy ZX Spectrum Title screen
Space School Simulator: The Academy ZX Spectrum Main menu
Space School Simulator: The Academy ZX Spectrum Equip ship

Alternate Titles

  • "Academy: Tau Ceti II" -- European title

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The Press Says

Computer Gamer Dec, 1986 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Happy Computer Mar, 1987 84 out of 100 84
Tilt Mar, 1987 15 out of 20 75

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Martin Smith (63162) added Space School Simulator: The Academy (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 08, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (7648), Martin Smith (63162) and Tim Janssen (2499)