Tempest

Game Description

Known for it's frenetic pace and the lightning fast reflexes you need to play the game, Tempest was a cult hit almost the minute that you launch. In the game, you must pilot a ship around the outside of a playfield. In the middle of the screen, enemies start to come out at you and you must use a spinner in order to fire on them without getting blown up. The game makes use of a color vector monitor that allowed for some pretty interesting designs. Each level will add more enemies and will get faster and faster until you simply can't handle the pressure.

Game Details

Manufacturer: Atari

Year: 1981

Genre: Tube Shooter

Number of Players: 2

Cabinet Style: Upright