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Tau Ceti

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Full titleTau Ceti
Also known asTau-Ceti
Year of release1985
PublisherCRL Group PLC (UK)
Re-released byRicochet (UK)
Author(s)Pete Cooke, Ian Ellery
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.95
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoAppeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation 20 Chart Busters (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side A of the compilation 30 Red Hot Hits (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side A of the compilation Five Star Games 3 (Beau-Jolly Ltd)
Appeared on side B of covertape YS issue 58: Four Pack 1 (Your Sinclair)
Participant in the Game of the Year Awards 1985
Part of the Flippy Flippy series
Features Vector Graphics
Features Multi-machine Medium
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
Remarks3rd place in the Game of the Year Awards 1985 - Best Arcade Game.
3rd place in the Game of the Year Awards 1985 - Best Spectrum Game.
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover game
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Tau Ceti
-- Tau Ceti - The Special Edition
2. Academy
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.26 (141 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator TauCeti.tzx.zip26,724(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release9780854010141
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator TauCeti.tap.zip26,873((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator TauCeti(Ricochet).tzx.zip26,090(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseRAS0355012967400972

Additional material
TauCeti.gif3,719(Loading screen)
TauCeti.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
TauCeti.gif4,381(In-game screen)
TauCeti.txt10,246(English instructions)
TauCeti.zip12,279(English instructions)
TauCeti.jpg30,564(Cassette inlay)
TauCeti_Back.jpg65,094(Cassette inlay)
TauCeti_Front.jpg50,096(Cassette inlay)
TauCeti(Ricochet).jpg278,073(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Player reviews
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Magazine references
Crash11.85page 44(Preview) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.85page 8(News/Note) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly11.85page 217(Review) [full page]
Computer Gamer12.85page 18(Review) [full page]
Crash12.85page 86(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.85page 14(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.86page 74(Poster) [full page]
Sinclair User1.86page 26(Review) [full page]
Your Computer1.86page 38(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.86page 32(Review) [full page]
Crash2.86page 55(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User2.86page 26(Tips) [full page]
ZX Computing2.86page 40(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User3.86page 103(Feature) [full page]
Crash Tips Special4.86page 11(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Computer Gamer5.86page 18(Feature) [full page]
Computer Gamer5.86page 18(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.86page 26(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.86page 35(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.86page 23(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Computer Gamer8.86page 14(Feature - The Spectrum Collection - Update) [full page]
ZX Computing4.87page 90(Review) [full page]
ACE1.88page 143(News/Note) [full page]
ACE3.88page 108(News/Note) [full page]
ACE4.88page 115(News/Note) [full page]
ACE5.88page 107(News/Note) [full page]
YS Smash Tips8.88page 52(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.90page 6(CoverGame) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.91page 48(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Sinclair User9.92page 18(Hack/Poke) [full page]
MicroHobby1.86page 14(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
Popular Computing Weekly11.85page 116(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash12.85page 78(CompoEntry) [full page]
Crash1.86page 113(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.86page 53(CompoEntry) [full page]
Computer Gamer3.86page 18(CompoEntry) [full page]
Computer Gamer3.86page 28(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash3.86page 61(CompoResult) [full page]
Computer & Video Games3.86page 76(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games5.86page 45(CompoEntry) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly5.86page 416(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer Gamer7.86page 89(Advert) [full page]
Computer & Video Games9.86page 84(CompoResult) [full page]
ACE12.87page 67(Advert) [full page]

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