Atari ad and overview of ‘Tempest’ – 1981

A frantic wireframe arcade shoot-em-up, Tempest was released by Atari in the October of 1981, and ranks as an early arcade classic that still plays well today.

Wiki entry for the Tempest arcade game

KLOV article on Tempest

Gamespy article on Tempest


Why Tempest was never going to work on the Atari 2600 home console


Why Tempest was never going to work on the Atari 5200 home console

Check out how good the game still is – play it on the Atari site HERE

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