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You 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 Atari ST Trying to buy a ship
Tai-Pan Atari ST I got thrown in jail
Tai-Pan Atari ST That makes sense
Tai-Pan Atari ST Title screen

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Tai-Pan Concept Art
Tai-Pan Concept Art
Tai-Pan Concept Art
Tai-Pan Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Tai Pan" -- Alternate spelling (media)

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1987 697 out of 1000 70
The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1987 61 out of 100 61
Happy Computer Oct, 1987 35 out of 100 35


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Kabushi (229490) added Tai-Pan (Atari ST) on Nov 18, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (229490) and Martin Smith (66833)