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Tempest

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Genre: Arcade, Shooter

Platforms: Arcade, Atari ST/STE

Tempest is a 1981 arcade game by Atari Inc., designed and programmed by Dave Theurer. It takes place on a three-dimensional surface, sometimes wrapped into a tube, which is viewed from one end and is divided into a dozen or more segments or lanes. The player controls a claw-shaped spaceship (named Blaster) that crawls along the near edge of the playfield, moving from segment to segment. Tempest was one of the first games to us... Read More

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KurtSchwind
3 reviews

Alright 80%

The game play was very smooth and used, as I recall, a knob instead of the more traditional left/right buttons or a joystick. The limited 3D perspective was used to good affect.