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Manufacturer Atari

Tempest Aux Board x 2

One missing a couple ICs, both, untested, sold as-is

Pair of two original Atari Tempest Aux circuit boards.  One these is complete, fairly good condition, no corrosion or physical damage from what we can see. The other is missing its Pokey and prom at A1. They are both truly untested, we've had them sitting in a box of spare Tempest boards for years that we are just clearing out of storage. Consider them needing repair as them has been sitting for many years.  Sold as-is.

See photos for more details on their exact condition.

Year 1981
Genre Shooter
Related Game Title Tempest
Quick Game Facts

In Tempest, you control a "shooter" that is moved around the outside of a fixed track. In many cases, this looks like a "tube" drawn in three dimensions. Enemies come up the tube, and you have to destroy them, and (hopefully) avoiding them if they make it all the way up to the top. You control your shooter with a spinner, shoot with a fire button, and you're given a "super-zapper" to use once on each level.

Coin-Op Overview

Tempest is one of the most collectible games. By many accounts, it is collected even more than games like Dragon's Lair and Pac-Man.

Later, a software (ROM change) was created that has new levels. It's called Tempest Tubes, and can be played by changing a few programmed ROMs.

Screen Captures

Coin-Op Technical Details
Year: 1980
Manufacturer: Atari
Genre: Shooter
Players: 2P
Conversion Class: unique
Monitor Type: Vector
Orientation: Vertical