Tempest

created and published by Atari in 1981-10, running on Arcade
type: shooter
genre: Tube shooter
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
4.8/5
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bootleg(s): Tempest Tubes

Comment

First ever game with colour vector graphics. Features a selection of monsters, in tubes, with a frenetic killing requirement. Unique in terms of gameplay, and also (probably) the first game in which you got to choose the starting difficulty level. Typical of the period, yet nevertheless outstanding as an arcade game.
# 2006

Technical specs

additional hardware: Custom arcade hardware,
display: vector

Authors / Staff

Dave Theurer

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