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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 Arcade Haslingden, UK Yes Link
6. Arcade Super Awesome Arcade Columbus, OH Yes Link
7. Arcade, The Arcade Brighton, MI Yes Link
8. Arkadia Retrocade Arcade Fayetteville , AR Yes Link
9. Atomic Arcade, The Arcade Holladay, UT Yes Link
10. Barcade @ Fishtown Bar Philadelphia, PA Yes Link
11. Barcadia Dallas Bar Dallas, TX Yes Link
12. Barcadia Fort Worth Bar Fort Worth, TX Yes Link
13. Barcadia New Orleans Bar New Orleans, LA Yes Link
14. Baxter Bar & Arcade, The Bar Carrboro, NC Yes Link
15. Boss Battle Games Arcade Indianapolis, IN Yes Link
16. Brewcade Bar San Francisco, CA Yes Link
17. Casino Arcade Arcade Santa Cruz, CA Yes
18. Daytona Arcade Museum Arcade Daytona Beach, FL Yes Link
19. Doc Pinball Other Greenfield, IN Yes Link
20. Dorky's Bar Arcade Arcade Tacoma, WA Yes Link
21. Family Fun Center XL Family Center Omaha, NE Yes Link
22. Fantasy Raceways Arcade Rochester, NY Yes Link
23. Flashback Arcade Arcade Murfreesboro, TN Yes Link
24. Flashback Games Arcade Athens, GA Yes Link
25. Flippers Arcade Grandy, NC Yes Link
26. Flynn's Retrocade Arcade Roy, UT Yes Link
27. Fore! Family Fun Family Center Oswego, IL Yes Link
28. Free Play Arlington Arcade Arlington, TX Yes Link
29. Free Play Denton Arcade Denton, TX Yes Link
30. Free Play Richardson Bar Richardson, TX Yes Link
31. Full Blast Arcade Arcade North Ridgeville, OH Yes Link
32. Fun World Arcade Brookfield, WI Yes Link
33. Funspot - also includes ACAM Family Center Laconia, NH Yes Link
34. Galloping Ghost Arcade Arcade Brookfield, IL Yes Link
35. Game Galaxy @ Smyrna Arcade Smyrna, TN Yes Link
36. Game Preserve, The Arcade Spring, TX Yes Link
37. Game Terminal Super Arcade and Bar Bar Nashville, TN Yes Link
38. Garcade Arcade Menomonee Falls, WI Yes Link
39. Gearbox Software Other Plano, TX Yes
40. Geeks Mania Arcade Madison, WI Yes Link
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 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. Pinball Hall of Fame Arcade Las Vegas, NV Yes Link
55. Pinball PA Arcade Aliquippa, PA Yes Link
56. Pinball Parlour, The Arcade Earlington, PA Yes Link
57. Pinball Wizard Arcade (closed) Arcade Pelham, NH Yes Link
58. Pinballz Arcade Arcade Austin , TX Yes Link
59. Pixel Blast Arcade Arcade Lisle, IL Yes Link
60. Primal Arcade Arcade Alpharetta, GA Yes Link
61. RAM Arcade Arcade Haddonfield, NJ Yes Link
62. Replay Classic Arcade Museum Arcade Toronto, ON Yes Link
63. Richie Knucklez (closed) Arcade Flemington, NJ Yes Link
64. Rossi's Vintage Arcade Arcade Monona, WI Yes Link
65. Starcade Arcade Roseville, MN Yes Link
66. The Arcade Arcade Wichita, KS Yes Link
67. The KenCade Arcade Portland, OR Yes
68. The Place, Retro Arcade Arcade Cincinnati, OH Yes
69. Underground Retrocade Arcade West Dundee, IL Yes Link
70. Up-Down @ Minneapolis Bar Minneapolis, MN Yes Link
71. Vector Volcano Arcade Bar Bend, OR Yes Link
72. YESTERcades Arcade Red Bank, NJ Yes Link
73. YESTERcades Somerville Arcade Somerville, NJ Yes Link
74. Zanzabar Restaurant Louisville, KY Yes Link
There Are 74 Locations Listed
Recent Scores
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