Tempest


Manufacturer:

Atari

Year:

1981

Type:

Video Game

Class:

Wide Release

Genre:

Space

Cabinet Styles:

Upright/Standard Cocktail Cabaret/Mini

Monitor:

Orientation: Vertical Type: Vector CRT: Color 19-inch Wells-Gardner 19K6100

Description:

Tempest was produced by Atari in 1981. Other machines made by Atari during the time period Tempest was produced include Neutron Star, Maze Invaders, Triangle, Pipeline, Tempest Tubes, Warlords, Bradley Trainer, Missile Command, Red Baron, and Monza. You control a yellow crab-shaped shooter that travels along the outside rim of a 3-dimensional tunnel, shooting enemies down the alleys of the tunnel while avoiding any coming down the alleys. The tunnel takes on many different forms, and the shooter has a special "superzapper" that enables it to kill all enemies present in the tunnel.

Gameplay:

Alternating

Simultaneous Players:

1

Maximum Players:

2

Controls:

Rotary: Optical Buttons: 2 [Fire and Superzap]

Control Panel Layout:

Single Player

Location: Rockaway, NJ Designation: On Floor


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