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