Tempest heads to XBLA

Shaggy December 18, 2007 0


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As you may already know, I hold a soft spot for anything Atari so when I see some updates of their awesome arcade classics, I find it hard to resist mentioning it. This week Tempest is headed to XBLA and once again I am excited about this. Tempest was a breakthrough color vector game that is always highly sought after in collectors circles. On top of that, it has seen some excellent updates over the years, including the masterful Tempest 2000 for the Atari Jaguar (one of several reasons to own a Jaguar – many say this game alone makes the console worth it) and Tempest 3000 for the NUON. While Space Giraffe for XBLA was sort of an update to Tempest, the games are a little bit different and now we can see another vision of this excellent shooter. It will only be 400 points too so that makes it easier to grab this one.

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