Manufacturer Atari

Tempest (Willis)


One new old stock (NOS) Tempest vinyl control panel overlay. This is an aftermarket piece made by Willis (a company that made many aftermarket overlays in the early 1980s). Please see the picture for more details on what it looks like. It does have some light wear from sitting over the years, but should be okay for use on a game.

Related Game Title Tempest
Year 1980
Genre Shooter
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.

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