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Atari Coin Box 
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Part Details

SKU: #8382
Item: Atari Coin Box
Part Type: Coin Door
Sub-Type: Used
Usually Ships: This item is no longer available
Possible reason: this item may have been sold.
 

Original Atari arcade game coin box/bucket. This is the box used on many of Atari's classic games, such as Centipede. Measures approximately 9 3/4" wide by 12" deep and 6" tall. See picture for more details.




Quick Game Facts
Courtesy GGDB.com

Overview
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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Technical Details
Year: 1980
Manufacturer: Atari
Name: Tempest
Class: Coin-Op
Sub-Class: Arcade

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