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VECTOR VIDEO ARCADE GAME
Never have so many people loved a game that refuses to work. Operators
converted or trashed most of these out of sheer frustration. The color
XY monitor is just not the best made product on the planet and thus
many people pay high prices just to own this one. I gave $45 dollars
for mine and it worked good for about a week or two. It has never made
it longer than a month without needing service of some kind. If it were
not for the good people on the arcade newsgroups I would have hauled
this machine out back and shot it by now to end its suffering. Gameplay
is fast and furious. The object is to spin you man around the outside
of the tubes and shoot everything the comes your way. Its kinda like
space invaders in 3-D. To all the fellow Tempest owners out there, "I
feel your pain"
Well this is my Tempest. The cabinet has a little wear. The main thing
is that at one time an operator had a lock installed with a bar that
covered the entire front of the mahine so there are two anchor points
sawed into the side of the cabinet which are small but noticeable. The
marquee and control panel have some wear mainly along the areas near or
on a bend.
Since I did not have a good camera for photos before I sold it another
collector was nice enough to let me use some photos. Those are
Doesnt this game just beg to be played?
The artwork is perhaps a bit demonic.
Color vector all the way. When it works it is awesome!
Controls were a spinner and a fire and supper zap.
bearings would wear on the spinner and many
arcade players remember that distinct whiring sound they made.
Coin door shot.
Inside of the coin door. You can see the mechanical coin
Orignal manuals and schematics
The little corners in front are often damaged
This game was called Vortex at first and some boards even say
them. It is kinda a 3-D Space
Invaders where you are on the outside and shoot the bad guys as they
come at you from the middle.
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