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Revisiting the (arcade) classics: Play TEMPEST online


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Here's a special Monday morning shoutout to TechRepublic member btljooz, who -- in the midst of a passionate debate about the greatest arcade games of the '80s -- provided all with a link to play a Flash version of TEMPEST. Vector graphics never looked so good, and the sound effects still haunt me. Enjoy.

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bboyd
bboyd

really need a replacement for the old spinner knob. Setting up the Navigator was easy but no spinning. The trackball didn't have the weight to sustain a spin and setup was not quite easy.

davida
davida

OMG, the number of hours and quarters I fed into a Tempest machine the semester my girlfriend did a semester of study abroad ... I could have bought a game by the end of that four months had I saved the quarters. Good times, good times. (Still prefer the flesh & blood woman, tho. :-)

btljooz
btljooz

The Logitech TrackMan. Having injured my right arm and hand quite badly in the past, this is the only mouse that I can use. It works GREAT for games such as Tempest! If you like, head on over to Logitech and take a look at it at http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/trackman-marble?crid=8 Most office supply stores carry it.

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