Classic Arcade Games

Tempest

Tempest Arcade Game

Tempest is a classic arcade video game released by Atari, Inc. in 1981.

The objective of Tempest classic arcade game is to stay alive as long as possible, while scoring as many points as possible by clearing the screen of enemies congregating at the far end of a 3-dimensional tunnel, before entering and moving toward the player to engage.

The player is situated outside the near end of the tunnel, shooting enemies as they traverse the tunnel. There are multiple types of enemy. Each with a different behavior. Tempest consists of sixteen playing fields, each with a unique geometric shape. Including closed tubes, offering the player the ability to loop over the top and open fields with distinct left and right parameters. Once all sixteen levels have been completed, the sequence repeats with a different color scheme greater difficulty. Including additional faster and deadlier enemies.

The numbered levels stop after 99 and random generation of one of the level variations takes place for subsequent levels. The game is over when the enemies destroy all of the player’s ships. Tempest arcade game is also notable for being one of the first video games where the player can select the level of difficulty.

Dimensions: 26"W x 30"L x 74"H
Power: 120v AC, 3amps

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