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Full titleTai-Pan
Year of release1987
PublisherOcean Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
IBSA (Spain)
Author(s)Sentient Software Ltd (John Mullins, Clive Paul, Mark R. Jones, Peter Clarke)
Tie-in licenceJames Clavell (UK) (book: Tai-Pan)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Adventure
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of covertape SU issue 105: Six of the Best 1 (Sinclair User)
Features In-game Mini-game(s)
Also listed on Freebase
SPOT commentsSinclair User cover game 128k version available
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and MSX
Score 8.29 (70 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
Tai-Pan.tzx.zip119,482(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5013156010910SpeedLock 4
Tai-Pan.dsk.zip63,681(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator Tai-Pan128.z80.zip56,131((non-TZX) Z80 snapshot image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Tai-Pan48.tap.zip56,225((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Tai-Pan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip118,849(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-15213-1987SpeedLock 4

Additional material
Tai-Pan.gif7,209(Loading screen)
Tai-Pan.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Tai-Pan.gif8,297(In-game screen)
Tai-Pan.txt17,840(English instructions)
Tai-Pan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf25,529(Spanish instructions)
Tai-Pan.jpg786,123(Game map)
Tai-Pan_2.png1,324,990(Game map)
Tai-Pan.jpg69,035(Cassette inlay)
Tai-Pan(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg69,189(Re-release cassette inlay)
Tai-Pan(IBSA).jpg38,757(Re-release cassette inlay)
Tai-Pan_LoadingScreen/-(Historical loading screen development files)
Tai-Pan.ay.zip4,368(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
Crash4.87page 10(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User5.87page 93(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.87page 20(Preview) [full page]
Crash6.87page 123(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User7.87page 24(Review) [full page]
Crash8.87page 24(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.87page 30(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games9.87page 12(News/Note) [full page]
ACE10.87page 53(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Games Machine10.87page 70(Review) [full page]
ACE11.87page 74(News/Note) [full page]
Crash11.87page 36(Letter) [full page]
ACE12.87page 116(Map) [full page]
ACE12.87page 116(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.87page 79(Tips) [full page]
Crash1.88page 48(Tips) [full page]
Crash1.88page 48(Map) [full page]
Sinclair User1.88page 16(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.88page 40(Tips) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 51(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User11.90page 8(CoverGame) [full page]
MicroHobby7.87page 12(Nuevo)[full page]

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Your Sinclair5.87page 97(Advert) [full page]
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Computer & Video Games6.87page 114(Advert) [full page]
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ZX Computing6.87page 84(Full-page ad) [full page]
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Computer & Video Games7.87page 128(Advert) [full page]
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