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One of the most creative games of it's time. You control a shooter at the near end of a series of pipes. You must eliminate all the enemies that approach you from the far end of the pipes. Clear all the enemies to travel down the pipes and to the next level. You are equipped with a super zapper which will eliminate all of the enemies on the pipes. Avoid colliding with other enemies, enemy fire, and the spikes left behind when you travel down the pipes to the next level. Each new level features a new shape of pipes. This game is certainly one of the most intense games of its time.

NOTE: There are conflicting sources that say this game was made in 1981 while the game title screen in attract mode says MCMLXXX (1980)


High Scores
Tim Vermeulen
Points [Extreme]
Performed at Underground Retrocade
Steve Stroz
Points [Marathon]
Performed at Galloping Ghost Arcade

Locations Where You Can Play Tempest
Name City State  
# Name Type Location Public? Links
1. 16-Bit Bar & Arcade Bar Lakewood, OH Yes Link
2. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Bar Nashville, TN Yes Link
3. 1984 Arcade Springfield, MO Yes Link
4. 757 Labs Other Norfolk, VA Yes Link
5. Arcade Club (Bury) Arcade Bury, UK Yes Link
6. Arcade Super Awesome Arcade Columbus, OH Yes Link
7. Arcade, The Arcade Brighton, MI Yes Link
8. Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum Arcade McLean, IL Yes Link
9. Arkadia Retrocade Arcade Fayetteville , AR Yes Link
10. Atomic Arcade, The Arcade Holladay, UT Yes Link
11. Barcade @ Fishtown Bar Philadelphia, PA Yes Link
12. Barcadia Dallas Bar Dallas, TX Yes Link
13. Barcadia Fort Worth Bar Fort Worth, TX Yes Link
14. Barcadia New Orleans Bar New Orleans, LA Yes Link
15. Baxter Bar & Arcade, The Bar Carrboro, NC Yes Link
16. Boss Battle Games Arcade Indianapolis, IN Yes Link
17. Brewcade Bar San Francisco, CA Yes Link
18. Casino Arcade Arcade Santa Cruz, CA Yes
19. Cidercade @ Arlington Bar Arlington, TX Yes Link
20. Daytona Arcade Museum Arcade Daytona Beach, FL Yes Link
21. Doc Pinball Other Greenfield, IN Yes Link
22. Dorky's Bar Arcade Arcade Tacoma, WA Yes Link
23. Family Fun Center XL Family Center Omaha, NE Yes Link
24. Fantasy Raceways Arcade Rochester, NY Yes Link
25. Flashback Arcade Arcade Murfreesboro, TN Yes Link
26. Flashback Games Arcade Athens, GA Yes Link
27. Flippers Arcade Grandy, NC Yes Link
28. Flynn's Retrocade Arcade Roy, UT Yes Link
29. Fore! Family Fun Family Center Oswego, IL Yes Link
30. Free Play Arlington Arcade Arlington, TX Yes Link
31. Free Play Richardson Bar Richardson, TX Yes Link
32. Full Blast Arcade Arcade North Ridgeville, OH Yes Link
33. Fun World Arcade Brookfield, WI Yes Link
34. Funspot - also includes ACAM Family Center Laconia, NH Yes Link
35. Galloping Ghost Arcade Arcade Brookfield, IL Yes Link
36. Game Galaxy @ Smyrna Arcade Smyrna, TN Yes Link
37. Game Preserve, The Arcade Spring, TX Yes Link
38. Game Terminal Super Arcade and Bar Bar Nashville, TN Yes Link
39. Garcade Arcade Menomonee Falls, WI Yes Link
40. Gearbox Software Other Plano, TX Yes
41. Grinkers Grand Palace Arcade Eagle, ID Yes Link
42. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade Arcade Portland, OR Yes Link
43. High Scores Interactive Arcade Museum Arcade Alameda, CA Yes Link
44. Hyperspace Arcade Lakewood, CO Yes Link
45. Hyperspace Arcade Lakewood, CO Yes Link
46. Intl. Center for the History of Electronic Games Other Rochester, NY Yes Link
47. Klassic Arcade 1.0 Arcade Gobles, MI Yes Link
48. Leadbelly's Links Drinks Arcade (closed) Bar Champaign, IL Yes Link
49. Level 257 Restaurant Schaumburg, IL Yes Link
50. Marcade Family Fun Center Family Center Dover, NJ Yes Link
51. Morristown Game Vault Arcade Morristown, NJ Yes Link
52. National Video Game Museum Arcade Frisco, TX Yes Link
53. Nickel Mania Family Center Murray, UT Yes Link
54. Past Times Arcade Arcade Girard, OH Yes Link
55. Pinball Hall of Fame Arcade Las Vegas, NV Yes Link
56. Pinball PA Arcade Aliquippa, PA Yes Link
57. Pinball Parlour, The Arcade Earlington, PA Yes Link
58. Pinball Wizard Arcade (closed) Arcade Pelham, NH Yes Link
59. Pinballz Arcade Arcade Austin , TX Yes Link
60. Pixel Blast Arcade Arcade Lisle, IL Yes Link
61. Primal Arcade Arcade Alpharetta, GA Yes Link
62. RAM Arcade Arcade Haddonfield, NJ Yes Link
63. Replay Classic Arcade Museum Arcade Toronto, ON Yes Link
64. Richie Knucklez (closed) Arcade Flemington, NJ Yes Link
65. Rossi's Vintage Arcade Arcade Monona, WI Yes Link
66. StarFighters Arcade Arcade Mesa, AZ Yes Link
67. The Arcade Arcade Wichita, KS Yes Link
68. The KenCade Arcade Portland, OR Yes
69. The Place, Retro Arcade Arcade Cincinnati, OH Yes
70. Underground Retrocade Arcade West Dundee, IL Yes Link
71. Up-Down @ Minneapolis Bar Minneapolis, MN Yes Link
72. Vector Volcano Arcade Bar Bend, OR Yes Link
73. Vintage Vault Arcade Arcade Mukwonago, WI Yes
74. YESTERcades Arcade Red Bank, NJ Yes Link
75. YESTERcades Somerville Arcade Somerville, NJ Yes Link
76. Zanzabar Restaurant Louisville, KY Yes Link
There Are 76 Locations Listed
Recent Scores
Jim Patzer
Jim Patzer
Jim Patzer
Jose Velazquez Jr
Jose Velazquez Jr